Posted: May 5th, 2016

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ARIE DEKLERK, passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre, on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the age of 70 years.

He is lovingly remembered by his devoted wife of 47 years on (May 2nd), Martha: his children: Sandra (Ted), Debra (Naz), Ken (Jodi) and Curtis (Catherine) and 11 grandchildren. In addition to his immediate family, he also enjoyed being the Canadian father to the many foreign students who stayed at their home.

Arie was the oldest son of Dirk and Aagje deKlerk and a brother to 10 siblings.

He devoted his life to his family, his church and most importantly to God. He made many friends through his open and generous nature.

God’s love shined through him in all areas of his life and he will be truly missed by many.

A Memorial Service will be held at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB., on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 11:00 A.M.

In memory of Arie, donations may be made to World Renew (DRS), 400-76th Street SW, Suite 17, Byron Centre, MI 49315

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7 Condolences for “DEKLERK Arie”

  1. Wally Schenk says:

    My condolences to Martha and your family. May the Lord be with you and guide you.

  2. Gerald Alice Govenlock & Family says:

    So Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.

  3. Gerald, Alice Govenlock & Family says:

    So Sorry for your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time in your lives.

  4. Adrianne & Chris Streibel says:

    Arie inspired so much kindness through his own, and the great joy with which he lived his life shone through in everything he did. Our thoughts and prayers are with Marty and the whole family.

  5. Johanna Arnoldussen says:

    Martha, and family … our deepest condolences.
    Enjoyed our times together with the Japanese students!!
    God will go with you into the unknown future!
    Hugs… Clarence and Johanna

  6. Aydan O'Connor says:

    I am so sorry.
    I don’t think I knew Arie as well as I might have liked to have known him, but I do know that he was on of the kindest, funniest, and nicest people I have ever known. To all of his family, especially Martha, I wanted to offer my most sincere condolences.
    Thank you God for letting me know Arie
    From Aydan

  7. Vinicius Kopp says:

    Matha, Sandra, Ted,Debra, Curtis and whole family

    Our condolences to you! I lerned a lot with Arie during the period I studied in Lethbridge! He was my father and I am surprised to discover he gone to our Lord!

    I expected to visit him one day after left Canada and came back to Brazil! Unfortunatly I could not have chance to meet him again!
    I will pray for him..
    I will pray for you…
    I hope all of you found confort of our Lord’s Words

    Vinicius Köpp and his family(Daniela -wife, Harvey 7years and Kiefer 4 years)

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