BROUWER, Jeanette (Jantje)Posted: May 21st, 2022
Jeanette (Jantje) Brouwer, went home to her Lord peacefully on May 19 at the age of 93 years.
She was the beloved wife of Lukas Brouwer for 68 years until his passing in 2019. May 7 would have been their 71st Wedding Anniversary.
Jeanette is survived by her loving children: daughter-in-law Rita Brouwer; Helen (Mike) Wevers, Art (Maggie) Brouwer and Marjorie Brouwer; siblings Jean (John) Brouwer, Bill Aasman, Robert (Nelly) Aasman and Ellie Wenzel; 42 grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her son Harry, daughter Patricia, and two infant sons, as well as a number of other family members.
Jeanette emigrated to Canada with her Aasman family when she was 21. She joined Lukas, who had enticed her to Canada, where they were married in Taber in 1951. Before settling on a farm in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, she supported Luke where he worked; in the bush, lumber and coal mining camps. The Brouwers left Rocky in 1965 to enable their children to attend a Christian school in Lethbridge. They purchased and developed a hog farm outside of the city. In the early 1980s, Luke and Jeanette retired to Lethbridge, where she has lived until her passing.
Jeanette, with her husband Luke, remained active in many volunteer efforts, including Rehoboth and Disaster Response Services. Jeanette was very active in the life of her church, teaching Sunday School, leading Calvinettes (church girls club) and helping with Vacation Bible School for many years. Her hands were never idle, as she pursued many creative activities including pottery, doll making, and of course, knitting and crocheting continuously, creating gifts for her family and donating hundreds of articles over many years for those in need.
Mom Brouwer also wanted us to make sure we extend thanks to the staff of the Lethbridge Heart Function Clinic for many years of thorough and thoughtful care. And more recently, Lethbridge Home Care Services caregivers, including the palliative care team, who helped her to remain in her home for the last months of her life.
A Celebration of Jeanette Brouwer’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday May 24, 2022 at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Jim Zondervan officiating.
A Private Family graveside service will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Society or Rehoboth Christian Ministries.
To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com