|John William Miltenburg
John Miltenburg of Lucknow passed away at home on the farm that he loved, surrounded by his family on February 17, 2023. He was 71 years old. Survived by his beloved wife Angela (Berberick). Loving father of
Laura (Ben), Jake (deceased, 2002), Adam (Natalie), Eric (Jaclyn), and Jackie. Caring brother to
Tony, Adrian, Frank, Ben, Leo (deceased), Mary Ann (deceased).
Sadly missed by his 12 grandchildren
Alex, Felix, Martina, Lauren, Gabby, Ava, Jack, Anna-Marie, Owen, Brie, Tori, and Elsa.
John was born November 21, 1951 in Bunnik, Netherlands to his late parents John and Tonni, and siblings Tony, Adrian, and Frank, and later joined by Ben, Leo, and Mary Ann. The family immigrated to Canada in 1967 and settled on a farm in Ashfield Township.
In 1977, John married Angela and brought her home to his farm on the 12th of Ashfield. Here, they welcomed their 5 children: Laura, Jake, Adam, Eric, and Jackie. The family raised pigs and crops, but he always had time for his children. He taught them the value of hard work, humility, and integrity. He loved the rural lifestyle and his time spent on the land and in the bush with his family.
In 2002, his oldest son, Jake, was laid to rest. John deeply missed his "right hand man", especially during any repairs around the farm. John had many fond memories of Jake and loved to share them.
In 2007, John welcomed his first grandchild and his world changed! He was an incredible grandpa to Alex, Felix, Martina, Lauren, Gabby, Ava, Jack, Anna-Marie, Owen, Brie, Tori and Elsa. His grandchildren will miss his ingenuity in developing creative, fun, and questionably dangerous inventions. The highlight of the summer was "cousin camp", when all the grandkids got to camp in the bush on the back of grandpa's farm.
The family would like to express their gratitude to those who cared for John throughout his illness. His final days were filled with laughter and many great memories.