The Reverend Jeff Veenstra 1960 – 2015
The Reverend Jeff Veenstra, 1960 – 2015
With affection and gratitude, we remember The Reverend Jeff Veenstra, friend to many and brother in Christ to us all. Throughout his time here, at St. Andrew’s Hespeler (2001 -2010), he immeasurably enriched and strengthened our lives as each Sunday he preached from the heart of the Gospel, prayed with us and for us, and led us in the life of the church. His compassion, insight, vision, courage, and sense of humour have touched us in ways both personal and profound. He set an example for all of us to follow. He took an avid interest in the lives of our young people and was even seen doing the “Tigger” dance throughout the foyer with one of our little girls. He was a good sport; taking a dunking in the dunk tank and dyeing his hair blond for a good cause to name a few instances.Even though we deeply saddened by Jeff’s passing, we have been blessed in having known him, and we celebrate the gift of his life. We continue to hold in prayer his wife Diana, his four children; his parents; and his extended family. And we commend our brother Jeff to the care and the keeping of God, remembering the words of the Apostle Paul:There is nothing in death or life, in the world as it is, or the world as it shall be, nothing in all creation that can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8: 38–39A funeral service of thanksgiving for the life of the Reverend Jeff Veenstra will be held at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 2:00.