BYDEVAATE JoelPosted: November 5th, 2013
God has called home his son, Joel Jacob Bydevaate, after a tragic farm accident near Vauxhall on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the age of 28 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Saturday, October 5, 2013 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Brian Kuyper officiating. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at www.southlandfuneral.com. Besides his loving parents Casey and Jane, Joel is survived by his siblings Jody (Kris) DeWeerd, Lindsey (Lucas) Bennen, Jesse Bydevaate, Brent Bydevaate (Annalisa Luimes) and Loralyn Bydevaate (Evan Moradel). He is also survived by his nieces Katelyn Bennen, Jenna Bennen and Emmalee DeWeerd; his Oma Cornelia Bos and by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents Jacob and Cornelia bij de Vaate and Pieter Bos. Joel was born on July 23, 1985 in Taber, the third child born to Casey and Jane. He attended Taber Christian School and Immanuel Christian High School. Following graduation from Redeemer University with a degree in business, Joel joined the family farm where he worked with his dad and his brother. Growing up, Joel enjoyed a variety of sports and continued to play, coach and watch as an adult. Spending time with friends and family, camping, participating in 4-H and church activities were very important to him. Traveling and exploring Gods world was close to Joels heart. From backpacking to volunteering, Joels feet touched many continents and he made many friends along the way. He was always ready to enjoy time spent with friends and his door was open to anyone. We will miss his great sense of humour, his zest for life and we will hold him close in our hearts forever. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Joels name may be made directly to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Box 317, Vauxhall, Alberta T0K 2K0 (please make cheques payable to the Vauxhall and District Growing Project).