Jantje (Jannie) Dykstra late of Abbotsford, British Columbia, died and passed into the presence of her Lord and Saviour on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 95 years of age. Jannie Dykstra was born at St. Pancras, The Netherlands on November 26, 1917 and came to Canada in 1953. Jannie Dykstra is survived by nine children, 27 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. One child predeceased her in 1945. Her husband, John predeceased her in 1998. Jannie dedicated her life to Jesus and to the followers of Jesus, his church. She devoted her life to the care, support and the pleasure of the company of her husband John whom she loved. Throughout her life and especially when raising her children, she loved, supported, encouraged them and promoted the advancement in life of her children with selfless devotion. One of many enjoyments in life for Jannie was choral music both as a member of various choirs and as a listener to choral music. She enjoyed singing and often expressed her emotions in song. The internment will take place with family members in attendance on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Hazelwood Cemetery in Abbotsford, British Columbia. A Memorial Service for Jannie following the internment will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, located at 3215 Trethewey St., Abbotsford, British Columbia. The memorial service will be officiated by Pastor Joel DeMoor and Pastor Rudy Ouwehand.

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