Posted: June 27th, 2023

1942 ~ DIRK PASTOOR ~ 2023 Mr Dirk Willem Pastoor, beloved husband of the late Mrs Anne Pastoor (Post/Schmal) passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Medicine Hat, surrounded by his family on June 23, 2023, at the age of 81.
Dirk was born on January 19, 1942 in Appingedam, Groningen, Holland to his parents, Klass and Jantina Pastoor. Dirk immigrated to Canada with his family in April 1954 with siblings, Peter (2011) (Mavis), Frouk (1981), and Bill (Phyllis). The family business was the place of work until he attended the University of Saskatchewan studing Geology, which soon found him working in numerous mines across the country. He married and had four children, Tina (Randy), Teresa, Robert (Sharmon) and Rodney (Nancy). The family would live in several places and eventually found themselves living aboard a sailboat travelling the world.
In 1981, the family returned to Canada and Dirk returned to the family business, Ducan (Dutch Canadian) Industries, and also branched out to open Pastoor’s Custom Canvas in Medicine Hat. In 1984, Dirk married his soulmate, Anne, beloved mother to Wes (Binhwa) Post, Natalie (Brent) Sauer, Colin Post (Brenna Oulette). In 1989, the family moved back to Lethbridge, and Dirk returned to Ducan Industries, where Anne also joined as a bookkeeper.
In their retirement, Dirk and Anne found a wonderful property in Sanca, BC, off the shores of Kootenay Lake. This gave them time to remodel the landscaping as well as catch fish or go sailing. They also travelled extensively in their motor home to 49 States, and all Canadian provinces, while popping in to see their family and friends along their travels.
Dirk was an uncle to Grace (Joop) Lommerts, Joan Pastoor, Kathy Pastoor, Florence (Sean) Christophers, Shelagh Pastoor, Bridget (Kirk) Mearns, Florence (Bruce) Look, Clarence (Lynette) Taal, Amber (Garrett) Dueck, and Angela (Shawn) Levesque; an opa to Abbot Knezic, Piercon Knezic, Mackenzie Meunier, Chase Pastoor, Jordyn Pastoor, Talina Pastoor, Tylan Pastoor, Jaclyn (Grey) Sauer, Jen (Andy) Kerslake, Jerrid (Benita) Sauer, Alannah Reinhardt, Alex Reinhardt, Cassandra Oulette, Nicolas Oulette; great opa to Kora and Lincoln Sauer, and Mason and Jonah Kerslake.
In their later years, Dirk and Anne resided in South Country Village, Medicine Hat. Our family would like to thank all the staff there for the care and kindness shown to them over the years. As well a special thank you to the staff on 5 East of the MHRH and of St Joseph’s Hospice for their tender care during his final days. If friends so desire donations in memory of Dirk may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, c/o Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6 or Carmel Hospice at St. Joseph’s Home, 156 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1.
The Funeral Service will be held at Cornerstone Funeral Home, 2825 32 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Friday, July 7th, 2023 at 1:00 pm. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Dirk Pastoor. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

“The Chapel in the Park
#1 Dunmore Road SE,
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5
Locally owned and directed
CGR Holdings Ltd.

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