Jeen "Jim" Wobbe Aukema


Aukema, Jeen Wobbe

It has pleased the Lord to take home Jeen (Jim) Wobbe Aukema in his 98th year, on Sunday, June 9, 2019.

Jim passed away peacefully at Riverview Gardens, Chatham, Ontario.

Predeceased by his wife, Roelfje.

Loving father of Floris & Shirley Aukema (London), Ralph & Cynthia Aukema (Chatham), Trudy & Peter Schipper (Smithville), Lena Aukema ( Michigan), Ed (late Debbie) Aukema (Beaverton), Rita & Bob Vriesema (Dresden).

Cherished Opa to 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Special friend of Lammie Oost.

Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, ON, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

A private family interment will take place at Maple Leaf Cemetery on Thursday morning.

The Celebration of Life to take place on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Calvary Christian Reformed Church, 34 Victoria Ave. Chatham, ON, at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chatham Christian Schools or Friendship Group Canada.

"Death is not the end. It is only the passing on from time into eternity for the children of God. Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come!"

Online condolences may be left at

McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, 519-351-2040