On Tuesday, November 17, 2009, my grandfather John Vos, long-time owner of Vander Giessen Nursery, passed away suddenly. For many years, John, along with his wife Ada and brother-in-law Lawrence, operated Vander Giessen Nursery. In the Lynden community and beyond, John was well-known for his commercial spraying, barn whitewashing and other services.

After retiring from the nursery in 2003 at age 82, John–and Ada–continued to frequent the nursery, where they enjoyed visiting with customers, reminiscing about decades past and checking on the overall well-being of the nursery. To read John’s full obituary and sign an online guestbook, please click here.

In order for our family to celebrate my grandfather’s life and take part in his funeral, Vander Giessen Nursery will be closed Friday afternoon, November 20 and all day Saturday, November 21. Thank you for your prayers and kindness during this difficult time.


David Vos
Manager, Vander Giessen Nursery

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
— II Corinthians 1:3-4