DYKSTRA FrouwkePosted: December 15th, 2012
The Lord is my light and my salvation –
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the Stronghold of my life –
of whom shall I be afraid?
MRS. FROUWKE DYKSTRA (nee De Vries) of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Mr. Harm Dykstra, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the age of 92 years.
Frouwke was born on January 31, 1920 in Uithuizermeden, Holland. Oma, as she was affectionately known, married the love of her life, Harm Dykstra, on April 25, 1941 in Holland. They immigrated to Smithers, BC in October 1954 and then moved to Coaldale, Alberta in the spring of 1971. Oma enjoyed camping, gardening, cooking, and knitting. She had a tremendous sense of humour and her wit was legendary, as the nurses who took care of her the last few years can attest to.
Frouwke is survived by her daughters Margaret Van Dyk of Coaldale and Jenny (Gerry) Boonstra of Smithers, BC; grandchildren John (Joyce) Van Dyk, Marian (Bill) Tamminga, Linda (Dave) Moedt, Monica (Corny) Van Dasselaar, Irene (Martin) Harthoorn, Phil Van Dyk, Betty Ann Eisele, Ellymae (Rod) Boonstra, Brenda (Jim) Grant and Debbie (Brad) Arnette; as well as numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Besides her beloved husband Harm, Frouwke was predeceased by her parents, son-in-law Peter Van Dyk, grandchild Yvonne Elizabeth Van Dyk, two brothers and one sister.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00 pm and 8:00pm on Friday, December 14, 2012 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 – 40 Ave North, Lethbridge, with Reverend Wybren Oord officiating. A Private Interment will be held prior to the service in the Coaldale Community Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 9Z9 or to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 1A129, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.
Send condolences at www.mbfunerals.com.
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