BROUWER, Richard (Dirk) – Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Saturday, November 23, 2013, in St. Thomas in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Gerrie Vonhof for over 60 years. Loving father to Phia (Ken) Beckett, Hettie (John) Patte, Marja (Rob) Fawcett, Roy (Sandra) Brouwer, and the late Luke Brouwer. Proud grandfather of Kristina, Michael, Karen, Shanna, Luke, Shannon, Jason and numerous great-grandchildren. Richard is survived by one sister and four brothers. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 28, 2013, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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