In Celebration of

John Edward Wiersema

July 6, 1955 -  March 11, 2018

WIERSEMA, John Edward
July 6, 1955 - March 11, 2018 Proudly retired as the Interim Auditor General of Canada (2012). John peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on March 11, 2018 at the Ottawa Hospital-Civic Campus at the age of 62. Beloved husband of Marilyn. Loving father of Stephen (Victoria), Matthew (Jennifer) and Adam (Yaryna) and cherished Paha of Skye, Emma, Grace, Ethan, Kyle, Cohen and Colton. Dear brother of Alice (John Van Ryswyk), Edward and George (Linda Springstead). Predeceased by his parents Feitze (Fred) and Klazina. John will be missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues. Family and friends are invited to visit at Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue Friday, March 16, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Celebration of John’s life will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Space of Beechwood. In memory of John, donations to the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute would be appreciated. Tributes may be sent via


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Corrie Fletcher ("outlaw")

Entered March 13, 2018 from Dunrobin

Marilyn, Stephen, Matt, Adam

Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your husband, father. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
Although the coming days may be difficult at times, I hope it won’t be long before you can look back lovingly at all the times you shared together, both as family and as friends, and can smile at those blessings.
We all know it has to be said at least one more time..."let's go Hutt"
xoxo Corrie

Ron & Judy Jenkins (BFF)

Entered March 13, 2018 from Dundas

Marilyn and family, I have known John longer than you. He lived for you guys and was so proud of his family and Grandchildren. Let's remember all the good times and how we have been touched by him. All our love.

Christine Lamy (Neighborhood friends on Greyrock Cresent)

Entered March 13, 2018 from Kemptville Ontario

My deepest condolences on the passing of your brother. I have many memories of growing up and playing and just hanging around the Greyrock neighbourhood. Especially with "Eddy" and "Georgie"...Words are never enough at a time like this. You will all be in my prayers and thoughts.

Martha Denning (I worked with John on PSAB)

Entered March 13, 2018 from Toronto, ON

John was a lovely man. He was passionate about doing the right thing and he was a real and strong advocate for accountability in the public sector. He was an exemplary and well-liked PSAB Board member and PSAB Chair at CPA Canada; technically superior and a caring man with a great sense of humour. He got things done but you enjoyed the meetings. We still talk about taking a "Wiersema straw vote" at the meetings to see if there is a consensus. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to John's family. God bless.

Andrew Lennox & Mary Clennett (Friend / Work Colleague)

Entered March 13, 2018 from Ottawa

Marilyn, Stephen, Matthew and Adam. Mary and I are truly sorry to hear about John’s passing. John was a talented man and wonderful colleague and he will be truly missed and will always be remembered. Our thoughts are with you all. Mary and I extend to each of you our deepest sympathies.


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