Jacob DenOudsten went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 24 at the age of 82. Jake was born in Ameide, Holland on May 24, 1927. Jake immigrated to Canada in 1952 with a dream of owing his own farm. He returned to Holland in 1956 to marry the love of his life, Mary Versluis, and together they moved to Calgary to work on various farms in the area. In 1967 they settled on the family farm northwest of Lacombe. Jake’s faith in the Lord and his devotion to his family were very important to him. He loved being a farmer with music and horses as his hobbies. Jake sang for many years in the Parkland Male Chorus.
Jake was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Mary, in December 2006. He leaves to mourn his children Case & Rosalie (Karen, Paul, Mark), Wilma, Nick & Veronica (Nahani, Aaron, Kescia, Logan), Peter & Emma (George & Richarla, Sharon, Philip, Miriam), Marlene & John Ekkel (Jeff & Cindy, Dustin & Cheryl, Kayla, Trevor), and Dean & Tracy (Caden, Dakota, Kenydi). He also leaves behind a sister and four brothers in Holland as well as numerous relatives in Holland and Calgary. Jake was also predeceased by an infant grandchild, Helen, and a daughter-in-law, Edith.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at Woodynook Church at 1:30 p.m. with interment to follow at Woodynook Cemetery. Friends may make memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, Red Deer Unit, 4730A Ross Street, Red Deer Alberta, T4N 1X2.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: DenOudsten)
WILSON’’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388