Henry TOLSMA

Henry TOLSMA

Henry Tolsma. June 27, 1921 – Jan. 11, 2012. Hendrik (Henry) Tolsma, late of Abbotsford, BC, passed away peacefully with family by his side to be with his Lord and Savior on Jan. 11, 2012. Henry is predeceased by his first wife, Petronella, daughter, Nellie, and a great-granddaughter Christy. He is survived by his wife, Johanna, and 12 children: Pete (Grace), John (Karen), Fred (Levina), Sam (Brenda), Henry, Elizabeth (Brian) Breedveld, Gerri (Wayne) Shepherd, Wilma (Frank) Wahl, Ruth (Ray) Hanna, Martha (Doug) Wilding, Janice (Brian) Fooks, Mary (Bob) Dirks; 35 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Born in Sexbierum, Friesland, Holland, immigrated to Canada in 1949. Henry dairy farmed and raised his family in Sumas Prairie but his real passion was gardening which he enjoyed till he could no longer do it. Henry’s other passion was his family where he showed his gentleness, patience, and was an excellent provider. Henry lived by example to family and friends his love for the Lord. Special thanks, Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Menno Hospital, for the exceptional care given to our dad in his final days. A Funeral Service was held today, Tuesday, January 17 at 11:00 a.m. at Heritage Alliance Church, 3440 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford. Online condolences may be given at www.woodlawnfh-abbotsford.com

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