Strong in faith and firm in the Lord’s promises, Willy was called home to the Lord at the age of 70 on Monday evening, February 8, 2016. Surrounding him was his beloved bride of 44 years, Lydia (nee Bruinsma) and loving children, Marty and Lorna, Cherie and Pete Buikema, Jamie and Michelle, and Joni and Chris Karol. Dear grandpa of 14 grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of the late John and Rita, the late Jeltje, Jellie and the late Tjalle, the late John, the late Evert and Theresa, Ernie and Jane, Diane and Eddy VanMeeteren, Hank and Fiona Bruinsma, and Stewart and Debbie Bruinsma. Willy will also be missed by Uncle Bill and Aunt Gerda VanDyk, as well as many other relatives and friends. With a quiet demeanour that proved to be tenacious, he walked a road with cancer for two years. By the grace of God, he set an example of patience in the face of suffering. In life he was a faithful anchor to his free-spirited wife, and supportive of his children and grandchildren, readily lending a hand in their lives and homes. He was able to express his love of music and his joy in the faith most beautifully as a church organist. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Friends may visit with the family at VINEYARD CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 4628 John Street, Beamsville on Thursday from 2-4 and 6:30-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 10 a.m., Rev. D. Wynia officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Osborne Cemetery, Beamsville. If so desired, donations to Anchor Association for the Handicapped would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Special thanks to Barb and Tracy and the rest of the Niagara West Palliative Care Team for their compassionate care and support during Willy’s illness. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com
“Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise!” Psalm 84:4
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