On October 1, 2011 the Lord took home from this life Gerrit Witteveen aged 81. He was born in the Netherlands on February 13, 1930 and came to Canada with his mother and siblings in 1951. He spent his working life as a dairy farmer. During the course of his life especially in his last years, he struggled with mental illness. He is predeceased by his father (1942) and mother (1970), as well as his brothers John (1977) and Henk (2010). Living in the comfort of God’s gracious care, his sisters and Gerry Witteveen and Mary Bosscher, and his brother and sister-in-law Albert and Rosa Witteveen.