Posted: January 5th, 2013

MRS. KORNELIA “KORRIE” PIETERTJE OUWERKERK of Fort Macleod, beloved wife of Mr. Antonie Ouwerkerk, passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the age of 69 years.
“Forasmuch as ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as a lamb without blemish and without spot.” 1Peter1:18 and 19
Korrie was born September 21, 1943 in the Netherlands. She came to Canada with her family in 1957 and settled with her family in Diamond City. Korrie married her husband Tony in 1965. She raised her family on the farm. She cleaned house for others for several years and drove school bus for 22 years. Korrie was an avid camper and loved to be out with her children and grandchildren. She loved to laugh. She had a very loving and generous spirit. She was full of life! She will be dearly missed.
Besides her loving husband Tony, Korrie is survived by her four daughters; Joy (Dave) Trautman, Peggy (Lourens) Van Essen, Brenda (Wim) Groenendyk, Carolyn (Nilo) Nolasco, three sons; Allan, Bradley (Tracy) and Jonathan. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Nathan and Shaylene Braun, Tiffany and Natasha Ouwerkerk, Carla (John) Van Rhee, Allan, Randy (Melanie Rienstra), Sylvia, Darren, Leandra and Brendan Van Essen, John, Liana, Jeremy, Rebecca, Matthew, Jesse, and Stephanie Groenendyk, Krista and Tara Heerschap, her sisters; Maatje, Cobi, Anneke and Kay, and brothers; Kor, Olivier, and Rinus, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Korrie was predeceased by her parents Pietertje and Anthonie Vanden Hoek, brother Boudewijn Vanden Hoek, in-laws Bastiaan and Johanna Ouwerkerk, Bill Ouwerkerk, Harriet Van Waardhuizen, infant Antonie Ouwerkerk, son-in-law Greg Braun and grandchild Edwin Van Essen.
Condolences will be offered from 7:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 4, 2013 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF FORT MACLEOD, 2608 7 Avenue, Fort Macleod, Alberta.
Interment at Archmount Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.
Send condolences at www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361 Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901

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