Schaafsma, Henk of Caressant Care Nursing Home, St. Thomas. “The Lord took unto Himself” on Saturday, September 15th, 2012, peacefully, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of 63 years of Renee (Hoekstra) Schaafsma and dearly loved father of Allan (Jo Ann) Schaafsma of Chatham, James (Irene) Schaafsma of Sparta and the late Durk Schaafsma (Aug. 12, 2010). Dear brother of Sietse “Sam” Schaafsma, Jan (Tineke) Schaafsma and Dick (Hieke) Schaafsma, all of The Netherlands and Andy (Eva) Schaafsma of St. Thomas. Predeceased by a brother Anne Schaafsma and a sister Zus Schaafsma and an infant brother Sietse. Loved grandpa of Greg, Melissa, Lindsay, Shelly, Jessica and Brad and great grandpa of Liam, Livia, Allie and Parker. Dear brother-in-law of Sadie (late Jack) Dykstra, George (Liz) Hoekstra and late Gary Hoekstra (2009). Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Henk was born in Holland (The Netherlands) on June 24th, 1927, the son of the late Durk and Jantje Schaafsma. He worked as a baker and owned Shaw’s Bakery. Henk was a life member of the First Christian Reformed Church.

The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Thursday from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church on Friday at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Elgin or the St. Thomas Community Christian School.

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