Posted: October 31st, 2012

The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
~Deuteronomy 33:27
JOHN GERRIT HARBERS of Monarch, beloved husband of Hilgonda Harbers, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the age of 86 years.
John was born on October 17, 1926 on a farm near Monarch, to Gerrit and Dora Harbers. He began his education in Monarch and from there attended High School in Coalhurst. Upon graduation he attended SAIT where he earned his Journeymen Electrician’s Degree. He went to work for the electrical company Pittman and Coutts and later on went to run his own electrical business, all the while running a mixed farming operation.
John married Hilgonda Hofman on July 10, 1953. They resided on the same farm for the next 53 years, raising a family of five children. He was a lifelong member of the Monarch Reformed Church, serving as an Elder, Deacon and Sunday school teacher.
Besides his beloved wife Hilgonda, John is survived by his daughters Susan (Leo) Dimnik and Glenda (Andrew) Barwegen; sons Bryon (Mary), Greg (Brenda) and Gerald (Barbara); grandchildren Lisa and Jeff (Kristie) Harbers, Nadine (Nicholas) Potvin, Jason (Jenna) and Andrea Dimnik, Jessica, Pamela and Justin Harbers, Tamara, Erin, Kirsten, Avery, and Drew Barwegen; three great-grandchildren; sisters Gertie Hofman, Bernice (Allen) Huxley; brother Henry (Tina) Harbers; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
He was predeceased by his parents Gerrit and Dora and brother Peter.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the MONARCH REFORMED CHURCH, with Reverend Bob Derrick and Reverend Jason Dimnik officiating. Interment to follow in the Monarch Nobleford Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Send condolences at www.mbfunerals.com.
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Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
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