Posted: July 29th, 2019


Psalm 56:9B “By this I will know that God is for me”.

PETER BRANDSMA, beloved husband of Elly Brandsma (née VanderWal) was taken to be with his Saviour at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the age of 85 years.

Peter will be deeply missed by his wife of 63 years, Elly Brandsma; daughter Elaine (Ken), son Louis (Cindy) and daughter Karen as well as 16 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Jake Brandsma, sister Pauline Withage and sisters-in-law Akkie VanderWal and Mennie Buitenwerf (Jack) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. He is predeceased by his granddaughter Lindsay and son-in-law Brian. Peter will be fondly remembered for his patience, kindness and generosity.

Peter was born in Uithuizermeeden, Groningen, Netherlands on June 5, 1934 and immigrated to Canada in 1951. In December of 1955, he married Elly, the love of his life and the two experienced the challenges of settling in a new land with strength, courage and faith. He was an ardent farmer and appreciated every aspect of farming. He enjoyed hard work and he loved the land. Peter enjoyed being active in his church and was a gentle, humble man dedicated to his Lord and adored by his family. He was a man of integrity, whose warmth and unwavering positive attitude will be missed by all who knew him.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

A Celebration of Peter’s Life will be held at TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 – 40 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Wybren Oord officiating.

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  1. John and Leny Schalk says:

    Our sincere condolences with the passing of your husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather!
    May the Lord give you strength in this time of sorrow
    Love John and Leny Schalk

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