January 21, 2015

Gone to Glory

At 4:00 pm today, the Lord took home our loving husband, father, son and grandfather.  He died at home, peacefully, in his wife's arms.

Funeral details to follow.

the Westerink Family


  1. Our thoughts, sympathies, and prayers are with you all. Jack fought a good fight, he finished his course, he kept the faith, and is now crowned with righteousness. Even though the suffering was at times unbearable for him, he now knows that these sufferings are not worthy to be compared with the glory being revealed to him. (Colossians 3:1-2)

  2. God has answered our prayers receiving our brother into His presence, fulfilling an other answer to our Lord's prayer in John 17:24. Margaret and Henk

  3. What a wonderful testimony of God's grace and goodness. I never had the privilege of meeting Jack, but I know he touched many lives, including mine. May God grant all of you peace, comfort, and strength.

  4. I am sorry for your loss. I know how horrible this disease is. My dear mother lost her battle on December 19, 2014. As much as I hated to lose her, I could never wish her back to the life she was living. God Bless you all

  5. My sincere condolences with the loss of Jack, I know how difficult life will be without him. But he is, for the first time in a long time, free of suffering, pain and illness. He is with our Lord and all his loved ones gone on before, wearing the robe of righteousness, and a crown on gold. He has but gone on ahead, you will see each other again. May you be comforted with God's Word and Spirit.
    Thea H

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jack is now in the presence of His Saviour and that is a great comfort, but there is grief here because of an empty place in the family. May the Lord be near to all of you, uphold you and strengthen you now and in the time to come.
    With love, Mary VanDoodewaard

  7. We express our condolences for the loss of the dear brother with Mr. Jack Westerink. In many ways, his life and testimony has been inspirational to us through this blog. May the LORD be near to each of you at this time of great loss. (1 Thessalonians 5:9-10).

    Yours sincerely,

    Young Jae Lee and Min Kyoung Kim

  8. Dear family, God is so good. Your husband's blogs were a blessing for us so many times, although we didn't know him! He now sees face to face his dear Saviour. "Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah. He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death" That may be a great comfort in your sorrow and tears for missing your dear husband, son, father and grandfather. In dutch Ps. 68:2 sais: Maar 't vrome volk in U verheugd, zal huppelen van zielevreugd, daar zij hun wens verkrijgen! We believe that has been reality for him! We're praying for you! God bless you. Greetings from Holland.

  9. Amidst the sorrow and loss there is reason to celebrate. He is now with his Lord and Saviour! May He be your comfort in this time of grief. Gary and Jen Dendekker and family.

  10. May God's grace be ever sufficient for you all too!

  11. Our beloved cousin Jack has fulfilled his journey to his Father's house. He gave a lot inspiring us to follow.
    Forever in our thoughts.

  12. So very sorry to hear. Love and light to all of you.

  13. Psalter 420:2 (psalm 68)

    But let the righteous, blessed of yore,
    Joy in their God as ne'er before,
    Faith's victory achieving.
    Their joy shall then unbounded be
    Who see God's face eternally,
    Their heart's desire receiving.
    Exalt, exalt the Name of God;
    Sing ye His royal fame abroad
    With fervent exultation;
    Cast up a highway smooth and wide
    That through the deserts He may ride,
    Jehovah, our salvation.

    Connor & Susan Keuning

  14. High in the heavens has Jehovah founded
    His lofty throne, by cherubim surrounded;
    And lo, His kingdom ruleth over all!
    O bless the Lord, ye angels full of glory,
    Ye mighty heroes, famed in sacred story,
    That do His word, obedient to His call!

    Psalter 444: 8

  15. Mary-Ann and Dylan Van Den AssemJanuary 23, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    Our condolences to Lena and the family. May the Lord comfort and keep you in the days and weeks ahead. We always enjoyed reading this blog and were inspired by Jack's testimony of the Lord's goodness despite his suffering.

  16. ((((Hugs)))) to you Lena and the family. May God keep you in His tender care in the days, weeks and years ahead.

  17. Our sympathy goes out to you, Lena, and your precious family. What a beautiful service today - So glad that we could view via sermon audio and join in fellowship. Jack was a blessing to so many - more than we'll ever know. "Well done, thou good and faithful servant..." John and Cora Beute