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11 Lake Street
Box 56
Killaloe, ON K0J 2A0
Phone: 613-757-2555
Fax: 613-628-1947
Auguste Koeslag

Auguste Caroline Henrietta Koeslag (Kessler)

January 11, 1924 - February 25, 2020
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Auguste is in the presence of the Lord passing away in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, On February 25, 2020 She had spent five weeks there after a mild stroke. She was able to speak and think clearly but too weak to support herself or walk. Despite a series of infections, she maintained her sense of humour and clarity of mind until near the end when pain medications increased. The family and friends were with her night and day. She died in her sleep with her daughter Johanna by her side.

At her request, she and the family celebrated her late husband Johan's 99th birthday on February 18th with Spumante and a lively round of "Lang zal ze Leven [Long shall she live]

Auguste was 96 in January and lived a wonderful, blessed and productive life with a positive attitude, full of gratitude, a wonderful sense of humour, a strong faith and love for Jesus. She longed for heaven to be with Him and reunited with loved ones who had gone before.

She was the daughter of Jan Kessler and Nicoline Kessler-Jung.
Sister to Jan (1919-1944), Niekje (1921-1945) and Margo (1931-)
Wife of Johan Koeslag (1921-2004)
Mother of Johan (Anne), Johanna (Joe Reeve), Albert (Wendy), Nico (Sharon), Herman (Carol), Gus (Kim)
Special "Mom" to Suphan and Alice
Oma (Grandmother) to Rebecca (Kam Chan), Aaron (Jacqueline), Sarah (Bruce Erwin), Blain (Keri), Blair (Christian Konietschke), Ashlee, Niekia (Todd), Peter, MerryLyn, Brittany (Ed Pottie), Celeste (Roy Baskiewicz), Jessica (Mike Connell)
Great Grandmother of Emily, Isaac, Grace, Leah, Emmett, Miles, Ripley, Maya, Garrett, Hayden, Sequoia, Franky, Ezra, Tayson, Josephine, Charlotte, Samantha, Alex and Zach
Special “Oma” to Stephen, Kimberley, Maggie, Shelly, Adam, Sydney, Charlie, Parker, Amy and Amanda.

Auguste dearly loved and appreciated her friends. Her life time friend Anneke Halbertsma of the Netherlands, long time friend Hanneke Hoentjen (also of the Netherlands), Martje Foster, Mary Christiaans, and more recently Elizabeth Young

Professional services have been entrusted to the care of Zohr Family Funeral Home, Killaloe. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the HiWay Pentecostal Church, Barrie. Visitation with the family from 12pm until time of service at 2pm. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Lyndoch Baptist Cemetery. Those desiring donations may donate to Good News India Rahman Ministries ( or Cal Bombay Ministries Inc ( in memory of Auguste. Tribute, condolences and donations may be made online at
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  • Visitation

    March 7, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    March 7, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    HiWay Pentecostal Church
    50 Anne Street North
    Barrie, Ontario L4N 2B6
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  • Service

    March 7, 2020 | 2:00pm
    March 7, 2020 2:00pm
    HiWay Pentecostal Church
    50 Anne Street North
    Barrie, Ontario L4N 2B6
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  • Interment

    Lyndoch Baptist Cemetery
    2244 Quadeville Road
    Lyndoch, Ontario K0J 1T0
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  • Reception

    March 7, 2020 |
    March 7, 2020
    HiWay Pentecostal Church
    50 Anne Street North
    Barrie, Ontario L4N 2B6
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Gail McLarty

Posted at 04:11pm
So sorry for the loss of dear Auguste. She has gone to be with her Lord and her Johan. I have so manny cherished memories of conversations with dear Auguste over the years as my role as an RN. I will never forget hearing of her walking around post op surgery wearing her pearls. I understand she wore them even in the last stages of her life. To honour this tremendous lady I am wearing my pearls today. ❤️Lovingly Gail McLarty

Sue Grierson

Posted at 11:22am
With heartfelt condolences, Rickie Grierson and Robert and Sue Grierson
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Ann Stevens

Posted at 10:53am
With just the warmth of her smile, Oma made you feel loved, appreciated, special, refreshed and energized. She was a loyal friend to people of all ages. The love of God radiated so beautifully from within her and deeply touched the lives of all that had the pleasure of meeting her. We thank God that we knew Oma and that He granted her desire to go to Him. She loved and served Him so very well right to the end.

Love your Teen Ranch Staff Family

Posted at 08:37am
Oma is a legend. The far-reaching influence of her life will inspire us forever. May God's unsurpassable peace guard your hearts & your minds always.
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Gerdina H. (Mineke ) Spencer -Koeslag

Posted at 09:40pm
Thinking of you and sending condolences with love from Mineke ,Bill and our family.We rejoice that Augusta 's pain has ended and she is with Jesus .
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