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Bert Wijfjes was called home peacefully in the early hours of May 30, 2017 to be with his beloved wife of 57 years, Theresia. The timing of his passing was quite appropriate really as he liked to remind us, "He who is not afraid for the night, is not afraid for the day!" His zest for life carried him to the end.
An adored husband, father, brother and grandfather, Bert was always about his family and leaves that legacy to his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Theresia Wolfkamp Wijfjes; parents Antonia and Willem Wijfjes, and his brothers, Leon and Kees.
He is survived by his daughters, Tonnie Wijfjes-Martinez and husband John, Terry Wijfjes-Harris and husband Gary, Tina Wijfjes-Smit and husband George; son Tim Wijfjes; grandsons Derek Martinez, Dylan Martinez, Blaine Harris, and James Smit; Granddaughters, Courtney Harris-White and husband Tonis, Emily Harris-Farris and husband Chris, Ashley Smit-Makavos and husband Dimitri, and Lauren Harris; six siblings, An, Adrie, Marjo, Jacinta, Ella and Gerard, and many nephews and nieces here and abroad.
Bert will be remembered as a good and faithful family man who loved God and his family above all.
Published on June 19, 2017
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