Advanced Search:

Regular Search
❮ Go Back to Listings


Born: Jul 30, 1948

Date of Passing: Dec 12, 2020

Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

Adjust Text Size: A+ A-


Cornelius (Neil) Johannes Jonker, born July 30, 1948, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020 peacefully at home.
Neil leaves to mourn his wife Leidie; his children, Shelley (Mike), Dave (Liz), John (Tammy), Neil (Marleen), Kristy (Cam), Paul (Lisa) and Holly; as well as his brothers, sisters, extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to CancerCare Manitoba, Habitat for Humanity or Siloam Mission in Dad's memory. No service will be held at this time.

Family and friends are invited to leave
condolences and share memories by visiting
Neil's memorial page at

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 19, 2020

Condolences & Memories (15 entries)

  • I remember fondly the Jonker brothers who attended Holy Cross School. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Pat Vandal (Friend) on: Sep 14, 2022

  • Firstly, my sincere condolences go out to his loving wife and all of the children. I first met Neil in the spring of 1987 as a young 21 year old, I was recruited over to the Gateway MTS work centre as one of his underground cable installers, it didn't take very long to get to know Neil, he was so very quick with the laughs and a story(ies) of his times in life and with MTS. I knew Neil as a fair and understanding individual and as my foreman, he certainly conveyed that on a day to day basis with us. I can say that I can look back on those days some 35 years ago now, and only have fond memories of Neil and am proud to have known him. My thoughts are with the family. Darryl Renaud - Posted by: Darryl Renaud (co-worker manitoba telephone system) on: Mar 25, 2021

  • Leidie, Our hearts broke at the news of Neils passing. He will definitely be missed. I'm positive his booming laugh will be resounding in the Heavens though. Such a great man! Thinking of and praying for each of you. With love, Barb and John Monteith - Posted by: Barb Monteith (Tammys mom) on: Dec 25, 2020

  • I worked with Neil for many years and it was a pleasure to work with him and we had a lot of fun, he will be missed by myself and all his friends. - Posted by: Fraser Woodward (Friend) on: Dec 23, 2020

  • To Leide and family...I was so sad to read of Neil’s passing and would like to offer my condolences and deepest sympathy for your loss. Neil was such a happy, nice man and lived for his family. He and Dick both started at MTS at the same time and we used to carpool together and what I remember most was his laugh. He would throw his head back and that laugh would be unrestrained and joyous...he will be so missed I know, but that laugh is a memory that will never be forgotten! Take care Leide...Janete Laing - Posted by: Janete Laing (Friend) on: Dec 22, 2020

  • So sorry to hear abut Neil. We go back a long way to the late 60s and early 70s. Dances at the CYO and summer picnics at St Malo beach with all the in peace old friend... - Posted by: Kathy and Robertson (Friends) on: Dec 20, 2020

  • We are so saddened to hear of Neil’s passing. He had a heart of gold and never hesitated to lend a helping hand or give a friendly wave. He will be truly missed. Our hearts are with you and all the Jonker family. - Posted by: Cheryl and Garry Hudzick (Friends) on: Dec 20, 2020

  • We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband/dad, Neil. We have fond memories of enjoying watching Bomber games with Dad Jonker and his kids sitting in the row in front of us. We know you will miss him but will cherish the many wonderful memories you have. - Posted by: Jim and Pat Hayes (Friends) on: Dec 20, 2020

  • To the Jonker Families, We think of you in your loss of someone so special to each of you all. You will have many special memories to cherish that will live on in your hearts. Our sincere sympathy...💕 Darrell & Helene Kostenuk - Posted by: Darrell & Helene Kostenuk (Former neighbour) on: Dec 19, 2020

  • So sorry for your loss,Dave and Liz. Really enjoyed all the times your dad and brothers came to Idle Thyme with you. Was hard pressed to keep all those coffee cups filled. - Posted by: Cheryl Davis (Friend) on: Dec 19, 2020

  • Neil (and his brother who was in my class) would run after classes for the bus to bring them from Norwood to North Kildonan. They had chores to do. A Catholic education was important, no matter how far Holy Cross School was from home. Neil was very friendly and always had a smile to share with us. If there was something more amusing, you could hear an echo from Neil's laughter. Our paths have become distant but Neil is not forgotten. To Leidie 'Hello'! It has been a long while since we have had the opportunity to visit. With sincere condolences, Penny & Louis Hogan, Calgary. - Posted by: Louis Hogan (Friend) on: Dec 19, 2020

  • My condolences to the family from a former neighbour in Springfield my prayers are with you all in the loss of Neil. - Posted by: Peggy Carson (Former neighbour) on: Dec 19, 2020

  • We were truly sorry to hear of Neil's passing. He worked hard..laughed hard & loved his family unconditionally! He was always willing to help anyone when needed... Please accept our Sympathy & Understanding at this very difficult time Leidie & Families... Take Care & know you are in out thoughts...more than you know... God Bless. Carol & Families - Posted by: Carol & Family from back in the day.. (Friends & Neighbors) on: Dec 19, 2020

  • My very sincere condolences, Dave & Liz and the rest of the family, on the loss of your Papa. Such a hard year it's been for everyone, but more especially for you. Take heart. Be strong. "He" is in God's hands. - Posted by: Annette Bonomo (friend) on: Dec 19, 2020

  • Neil always had a positive attitude and met everyday with a smile when we worked together. - Posted by: Scott & Dawn Lyon (We worked together at MTS .) on: Dec 19, 2020

❮ Go Back to Listings