On Saturday morning, May 21st, 2016, our beloved husband, father, and grandfather Kornelis Pieter Bouwman went to be with his Lord and Saviour at the age of 72 years after a two year battle with cancer. He was born September 7, 1943 in Winsum, Groningen, the Netherlands to Klaas Bouwman and Grietje Mulder-Bouwman. He was the second of four children. He was born on the Luchtenborg farm and was the ninth generation since the 1600’s on the same family farm. Kor was a big help to his father on the farm from an early age. On May 10th, 1974 he married the love of his life Julie, and they were blessed with four children. They remained on the Luchtenborg farm until June 1996, when the family immigrated to Canada and settled in Ponoka. He continued dairy farming until 2003 at which point he and Julie moved off the dairy farm and began crop farming, bee keeping and gardening while helping out on their daughter’s dairy farms. Kor had a great love for nature, wildlife and all of God’s creation. Kor was a loving, soft spoken and kind-hearted man. He always put others before himself and enjoyed the little things in life. He was eagerly awaiting the arrival of his thirteenth grandchild in June. Kor was predeceased by his older sister Martha, as well as his parents and a brother-in-law. Kor will be deeply missed by his loving wife of forty two years, Julie Bouwman (nee Kooistra) and his four children; Klarence Bouwman (Mychal) and their children Zakary and Anneka of Fort Vermillion; Cathy Haagsma (Cornelis) and their children Cayleigh, Cassidi, and Cameron of Ponoka; Margreet Dijkstra (Sipke) and their children Sharissa, Randall, and Amber of Ponoka; and Elizabeth Harkema (Ferdinand) and their children Hunter, Denver, Silver and Summer of Ponoka. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Jan Stol (Roelie) (Martha ?) of Stitswerd; Gre Grashuis (Roelf) of Aduard; and Ant Nienhuis (Daan ?) of Winsum, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by the Kooistra family and many friends. As expressions of sympathy, memorial tributes may be made to Christian for Israel. To express condolences to Kor’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements Entrusted To Ponoka Funeral Home
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