Easter LilyA resident of Chatham, ON and formerly Waterdown, ON, passed away peacefully at home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the age of 81.  Born in Middelstum, Groningen, the Netherlands.  Beloved son of the late Bene Dekker and Bouke (Huizinga) Dekker.  Beloved husband of Jeltje (Sterenberg) Dekker for 56 years.   Dear father to daughters Angy (Bill) VanderGaag, Barb (Rieks) Pilon, Astrid (Emko) Boelkens and son Bernie Dekker.   Loving Opa to Virginia (Dave), Tim (Marcy), Dan (Katherine), Bob (Sarah), Tiemen, Michelle (Fred), Louren, Niels (Monique), Wolter, Sarah and Mark.  Loving great-Opa to Bradley, Curtis, Willem, Owen, Maddox, Lealand, Piper, Hunter, Thomas, Luuk and Eke.  Dear brother Aaf (Dekker) Hoeksema in the Netherlands.  Predeceased by brother Kees Dekker (2002).   Leaves behind 11 brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws in the Netherlands.   Family and friends may visit at the EBEN-EZER CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 483 McNaughton Ave. E., Chatham, ON on Sunday, March 31, 2013 from 7-9 pm then at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown, ON on Monday, April 1, 2013 from 7-9 pm.  Funeral Service will be held at REHOBOTH CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 1225 Dundas St. (west of Brant St.) , Burlington, ON on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11 a.m., Rev. D. deBoer officiating.  Interment to follow at Garden Lane Cemetery.  Donations to Covenant Christian School, Millgrove would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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