Tobias “Toby” Johannes Vollebregt

June 28th, 1934 - June 2nd, 2022

Funeral Details:

As a family, we are very sad to share the news of the passing of Tobias (Toby) Johannes Vollebregt. 

Born June 28th, 1934, in The Hague, Netherlands to Piet and Antoinette. 

Married for 65 years, to the love of his life, Elisabeth (Bep) van Herk. 

Loving father to Suzanne (Dan) Lacombe, Gabrielle (Otto) Koopmans, Michele (Gary) Hurd, Odette (Bob) Folz and Nicole (Tom) Ramsden.

Opa to 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, and uncle of many nieces and nephews in Canada and Holland.

Loving older brother to Nico (Jeannine) Vollebregt and brother to late siblings Annie van Osch, Trees van Bentem, Henk Vollebregt, Antoinette Borsten. 

If you knew Toby, you loved him. His friendly smile and bright blue eyes lit up any room he was in. He was a hardworking, caring gentleman, who dedicated his entire life to his family, his work and his volunteer projects and was always ready to help anyone who needed him.   He spent more than 30 years in leadership roles for the Hussmann Corporation in the US and Canada, he was an integral member of the Barrie Figure Skating Club as well as the lead fundraising chair for building of Holy Spirit Parish in South Barrie.

He loved to travel all over the world, attend soccer matches, and ski with his girls in Mount St. Anne. Later in life, he found so much joy spending time with his entire family in our little piece of heaven in Carillon Beach where so many special memories were made.

The family wants to thank Pat and everyone at the LHIN, Dana and others from the VON, and all the wonderful and caring staff of Millcreek Care Centre, who did everything to make him feel at home and gave him the patience, love and dignity that he deserved so much.

A mass to celebrate Toby’s life will be on Monday, June 13th at 10:30 at Holy Spirit Parish in Barrie. 

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local Alzheimer’s Society. Words of condolences may be left at


18 Condolences
  • Mary and Steve Banski
    Posted on: Saturday, June 4, 2022 Reply

    We are so deeply sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers ❤️

    All our love The Banski Family ❤️

  • Lisa McBride
    Posted on: Saturday, June 4, 2022 Reply

    Gabriel & Michelle

    I’m very sorry for your loss

  • Theo, Ilona and Judah van Osch
    Posted on: Sunday, June 5, 2022 Reply

    Our deepest condoleances. Wish you all strength with the lost of your husband, father grandfather. Remember ome Tob for all the good times. We are certain hé will be missed

  • -Gerard van Osch
    Posted on: Sunday, June 5, 2022 Reply

    Gecondoleerd met overlijden van Tob, je man, jullie vader en schoonvader, jullie opa. Heel veel sterkte met het verlies. Groetjes Gerard & Ada

  • Kathy Suggitt
    Posted on: Sunday, June 5, 2022 Reply

    My deepest sympathies to the entire family. Toby was a very caring and generous man. I saw that first hand working with him on the Holy Spirit Parish building committee. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Elisabeth, Hans & Coby
    Posted on: Sunday, June 5, 2022 Reply

    Lieve ome Tob,
    I am so happy that I was able to spend many special moments with you. The travels to Ottawa, Florida, Waldorf Astoria in New York and many more. You were always so caring and worried that everyone would be ok. You can be so proud of all the things you have accomplished in this lifetime and most of all having a wonderful family. I am honored to have known you and spend time together. You can now rest, no more worries and celebrate the beautiful things that heaven has to offer. Say hi to my mom and all the others that have climbed the ladder to heaven already!
    Love always, Liesbeth ❤️🦋

  • Father Keith Wallace
    Posted on: Sunday, June 5, 2022 Reply

    I was honoured to walk with Toby ( and all family ) in Barrie. Build the spirit Build the church. He was instrumental in the hastening of the new church… not only with financial insights but great cheer encouragement faith and sacrifice. Prayers and Masses and hugs to all. Father Keith Wallace Port Perry

  • Iwona Jaszczur
    Posted on: Sunday, June 5, 2022 Reply

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Toby was such a wonderful man. We’ve truly missed seeing him at Holy Spirit Church, always smiling and ready to help. May he Rest In Peace!

    the Jaszczur family

  • Lori Wilson
    Posted on: Monday, June 6, 2022 Reply

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss of such a lovely and kind man. Nicole and Mrs Vollebregt, and all of the sisters and family, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that the memories you have will bring you comfort during this time. 💗 Lori Wilson

  • Nancy Pinder
    Posted on: Monday, June 6, 2022 Reply

    Our deepest sympathy to Toby ‘s family. We remember Toby as a devoted kind loving man.
    Martin and Nancy Pinder

  • Holly Claringbold
    Posted on: Monday, June 6, 2022 Reply

    My condolences to you during this difficult time and on Toby’s passing,
    He was such a kind man who loved his family and community very much,
    Thinking of you all during this difficult time!

  • Gabrielle van Haastrecht
    Posted on: Monday, June 6, 2022 Reply

    We zullen ‘Ome Tob’ missen. Met zijn prachtige glimlach! Die kan hij nu weer met mijn moeder delen.
    Veel sterkte voor onze Canadese familie.
    Liefs, Gabriëlle, Casper, Thijmen en Jasmijn

  • Terri & Vito Sestito
    Posted on: Monday, June 6, 2022 Reply

    Our sincere condolences to the family. May your tears soon turn to smiles as you remember all the wonderful memories of time spent together. May the memories live on in your hearts forever. We keep you in all in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to a beautiful and loving family.
    Terri & Vito

  • Elizabeth Stolarz
    Posted on: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 Reply

    Into your hands, O Lord, we humbly entrust our brother Toby, in this life you embraced him with your tender love;
    Welcome him, into paradise, where there will be no sorrow, no weeping or pain, but the fullness of peace and joy with your Son and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen

  • Julie Allegri ( Gurr)
    Posted on: Thursday, June 9, 2022 Reply

    To all the family:
    I send my sincere condolences. I have such fond memories of our happy days on Debra Cr.
    Your Dad was a wonderfully kind gentle man. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    XOXO Julie

  • Carol Darlington (Larmer)
    Posted on: Friday, June 10, 2022 Reply

    Sincere condolences to the family. Thoughts and prayers are with all. May you cherish the beautiful memories shared with this strong anchor and symbol for love in the family. ❤️

  • Christie Hostyn
    Posted on: Friday, June 10, 2022 Reply

    God bless Nicole, so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  • John and Jeya Harrison
    Posted on: Sunday, June 12, 2022 Reply

    Our heartfelt condolences to Elizabeth, Gabriella and the rest of the family. We have a lost a beautiful soul.
    Toby has been the backbone in raising funds to build our church – Holy Spirit Parish. He was ready to help wherever and whenever help was needed and always did it with a smile.
    May his soul rest in God’s peace. Amen.

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