Jenny Doesburg



A resident of the Iroquois area for the past 62 years, Jenny Doesburg passed away at the Ottawa General Hospital on Monday, November 10, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Jenny was born in Bedum, The Netherlands on September 11, 1943, to her parents Symon and Clasina Doesburg (nee Vanderkruk). In 1952, at the age of eight, Jenny immigrated with her family to Canada where they settled in the Brinston area.  

Jenny worked at Caldwell Linen Mills for over 25 years. She loved country music, dancing, taking trips with Dundas Tours, eating out and visiting with her friends at Tim Hortons.

Jenny is survived by her loving companion Leland Dawson, her sister Tina Doesburg of Iroquois and her brother John Doesburg (Ruth) of Mariatown.  

She will be lovingly remembered by her nephews John Doesburg Jr. of Ottawa, Steven Doesburg of Mariatown and her niece Melanie McCourt (Andrew) of Morrisburg and her great-nieces and great-nephews Logan, Gabe, Micah, Lily-Anna and Gracelyn.

She was predeceased by her parents Symon and Clasina Doesburg (nee Vanderkruk).  

Family and friends paid their respects at the Community Christian Reformed Church, Dixon’s Corners, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held at the Church on Friday, November 14th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Clarence Witten officiating.  

Interment followed at New Union Cemetery, Williamsburg.   Pallbearers were John Doesburg Jr., Steven Doesburg, Melanie McCourt, Andrew McCourt, Lucas VanBeilen and Glenn Lapier.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at


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