With sadness, we announce the passing of Derk Bekkering on November 5, 2009.

Derk was born in Cabri, Saskatchewan on May 11, 1935. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 53 years Irene, his son Chris Bekkering, his daughter Barb (Ken) Bodholt, his daughter Carla Bekkering (Wolfgang Jans), his son Rick (Carolyn) Bekkering, his grandchildren: Janis, Tanya, Derrick, Samuel and Vance, and his extended family Kathy Bekkering and Lee Thompson. Derk was predeceased by his infant daughter Gloria and by his parents Chris and Allie Bekkering. Derk was a family man and a person who loved people. Derk loved music and sang in numerous male choirs all his life. Derk spent many years farming before turning his talents to the real estate profession. He will be missed by all who knew him.

A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 1:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3845 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford, British Columbia. For those who wish, there will be a viewing from 7:00 – 9:00 pm on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at Henderson’s Fraser Valley Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, British Columbia. Tributes can be left at In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534

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