Bert Buikema croppedThe LORD in his amazing grace called Bert home on Sunday, May 25, 2014 a few days before his 65th birthday. Beloved husband of Eve (nee Roza) for 45 years. He will be sadly missed by his children and grandchildren: Lori and Peter Stegenga, Dustin, Karissa, Ashley, and Tyler: Jackie and Steve Blokker, Madison, Luke, Robert, Naomi, Joelle; Joni and Gary Vis, Benjamin, Brandon, Nicole, Gary, Devon, Ava; Vicki and Ryan Oosterhoff, Jaden, Shae, Cruz. Predeceased by his parents Jakob and Martha Buikema. Dear brother of Ken and Christine, John and Henrietta, the late Anne Buikema, Bini and the late Gus Buist, Alice and Gary Veenman. Son-in-law of Ruby and the late John Roza, and brother-in-law of Abe and Linda Roza, John Roza, and Claire Bosma. Bert will also be missed by his extended family, church family and many friends. Friends may visit with the family at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at FLAMBOROUGH CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 1225 Dundas, St., Burlington (west of Brant St.) on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., Rev. J. deGelder officiating. Interment to follow at Burlington Memorial Gardens. If so desired, donations to Anchor Home would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Book of Condolence at

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1,2

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