Willem Van Rootselaar of Coalhurst, beloved husband of Willemina Van Rootselaar, was called home on Monday, October 7, 2019 to his Lord and Saviour, at the age of 83 years.
Besides his loving wife, Willemina, he is survived by his children, Ken (Carol) and their children, Nicole, Keith, and Anita; Marvin and his children, Samantha, Chelsea, and Martin; Reynold (Deb) and their children, Kimberly, and Ross; Marlene Gibb (Max) and their children, Nicholas, Shae, Alaina, and Gage.
Willem was the last surviving sibling of seven children. He immigrated from Holland in 1948. Upon arriving in Canada, the family worked in the beet fields in the Iron Springs area. In the fall of 1949, they relocated to Coalhurst, eventually purchasing the farm where Willem lived until his passing.
Dad loved tending to his trees, watching the cows and horses graze, old tractors, German Shepherd dogs and chocolate. He and his beloved wife, Willemina recently celebrated their 60th anniversary. The family has been blessed by his example of love and commitment.
The family would like to invite all to the Memorial Service and celebration at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Lethbridge Evangelical Free Church, 4717 24 Ave S, Lethbridge, with Rev. John Moerman officiating; luncheon to follow. Please come as you are.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 100-119 14 Street NW Calgary AB T2N 1Z6.
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