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This is Emerson Jolie Keis, born to Jolaine and Ryan on November 21, 2020 weighing 8lbs 11oz. Her big brothers Bodie (5) and Riley (3) love her very much. This is the ninth grandchild for Cliff and Lisa Houweling (Hermatt Dairy Farms Ltd.) and 10th grandchild for Gary and Lisa Keis (Kenmarank Farms Ltd.), all of Abbotsford.
Harold Jansen
November 27, 1964 – January 15, 2021
He “walked humbly with his God.” Micah 6:8b
It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Harold Dwayne Jansen of H.S. Jansen & Sons Farm Ltd. Armstrong, following a short battle with brain cancer. Harold passed away peacefully on Friday, January 15, 2021 with his devoted wife Marian by his side.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 18 years, Marian; parents Herman and Leida Jansen; brother Dale (Sophia) Jansen; sister Karen (Cal) MacLeod; brother Andrew (Cristie) Jansen; and sister Dawn (Jason) Dykstra, as well as brother- in-law Tom (Arta) Stoker, sister-in- law Valerie Stoker, sister-in-law Alice (Klaas) van der Wal, and brother-in- law Henry (Karen) Stoker along with many nieces and nephews.
Sadie Wikkerink April 10, 1940 – January 27, 2021
Sadie was born on April 10, 1940 in Opeinde, Friesland, the Netherlands. She was named Sietske. She was 12 years old when she emigrated with her family, with five siblings. They settled in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.
The family lived and worked on Dougan’s farm in Cobble Hill. She went to a local school and learned to speak English. Her parents helped start the Duncan Christian Reformed Church, where she met Rudolf Wikkerink, the son of a Dutch immigrant family who had arrived in Cobble Hill in 1954. They married when she was 19 years old. In the early years, Rudy worked at the mill and after that they had an egg farm for a few years. In May 1971, they realized their dream and started their own dairy farm, Wikksview Farm, where they raised their family of four children. They lived there for 26 years.
While raising her family, Sadie was a homemaker. She was very hospitable; she hosted countless dinners and was a great cook and baker. Sadie was part of the choir at church and could
He was predeceased by his mother- in-law Martha Stoker and by his brother-in-law John Stoker.
Harold was born in Abbotsford on November 27, 1964. Growing up on a dairy farm in Matsqui, he loved working alongside his dad and eventually his brothers. As the farm grew, the brothers decided to relocate the farm to Armstrong. HaroldandMarianmovedupin2003 and soon formed roots in their new church and community. Harold had a love of cars and machinery, and often had a project on the go. He was knownforhisboisterousandfriendly personality.
A private family service was held on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Bowers Funeral Service in Salmon Arm. We hope to have a larger celebration of life once the Covid rules lift!
We thank you all so much for your love and support and prayers over the last few months.
Harold will be greatly missed.
often be heard singing while working in the house. She loved knitting and traveling. She had a great sense of humour and a loud laugh. More than anything she loved being a grandma. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy, and she was blessed with 12. The oldest five grandchildren are married now, with children of their own. She is a great grandmother to eight great grandchildren.
In 1997 Rudy and Sadie moved off the farm and built their dream home. Their son Fred took over the farm and while Rudy continued to help out, Sadie enjoyed life off the farm.
After Rudy died, she moved to Cerwydden Carehome in Duncan for the last five and a half years of her life.
We will miss our Mom and Grandma, but we are comforted knowing she is with Jesus and with Dad. We know this is not the end... til we meet again.
          70 Year Anniversary!
Tony and Nicky Vanderwal were married on February 7, 1951 in Piaam, Friesland, the Netherlands. They met at a New Year’s Eve party in 1948 and were married in 1951. Their wedding text was Galatians 6:2: “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.” For their honeymoon, they immigrated via the Volendam to Canada.
 Tony and Nicky are retired and live close to the farm they started soon after arriving in BC in 1953.
With the pandemic preventing a large family celebration, the family rallied, and Tony and Nicky received lots of celebratory cards, flowers, messages via Facebook and email, and many telephoned well wishes from family and friends. The children provided a local restaurant dinner delivered to their door which Tony and Nicky celebrated together with candlelight, some bubbly, and some movies. They felt blessed by and were overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and kindness from their community of family and friends. Instead of a one-day event, they celebrated with many people in the weeks before and after their anniversary.
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