Cor Nienhuis

Cor Nienhuis went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 17, 2017 at the age of 90 years. Cor was born to Kornelis and Zwaantje Nienhuis on December 13, 1926 in Granum, Alberta. His growing up years were spent on farms near Granum, Innisfail, Penhold and Lacombe. As a young man he loved to sing with his friends and play the harmonica. He was a farm worker, truck driver, house mover, road builder – a man of many talents. On July 7, 1954 he married the love of his life, Pearl Bruinsma. They settled in the Lacombe area and were blessed with three children. Cor spent many years working in the sand and gravel business as owner of Parkland Sand & Gravel. In their retirement years Cor and Pearl moved to Abbotsford, BC where Cor cultivated a love for landscaping and gardening on their acreage. They loved to travel with their truck and holiday trailer, spending winters in California and Arizona and making many trips to Alberta to visit their family. Cor will be lovingly remembered by his wife Pearl, and his children and grandchildren: Cindy & Paul Prins – Corinna; Brian & Pauline Nienhuis – Quinn, Emma; Sandra & Bob Blattler – Christopher, Lauren, Bryce as well as his sister Pearl Meindersma and his many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Cor was predeceased by his parents, his brother John, grandson Ian, a brother-in-law and three sisters-in-law. A Service of Remembrance was held on Monday, January 23rd at First Christian Reformed Church, 16 McVicar St., Red Deer. The family wishes to acknowledge the wonderful care given to Cor on Unit 1400, Extendicare Michener Hill and also at the Clearwater Care Centre in Rocky Mtn. House. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to World Renew, 3475 Mainway, STN LCD 1, Burlington, ON, L7R 3Y8 or online at To send a condolence, please visit

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