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Battjes, Tammo

Tammo Battjes went to be with his Lord in Taber on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at the age of 83 years.
Relatives and friends were invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48th Ave., Taber on Sunday, July 26, 2015, between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
The burial service was held at the Granum Christian Reformed Church Cemetery (one mile south of the junction of Highway 519 and Range Road 254) on Monday, July 27, 2015, at 10:30 a.m.
The funeral service was held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Monday, July 27, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our Web site at www.southlandfuneral.com.
Tom was predeceased by his wife Janske and is survived by his children Jasper Battjes of Lethbridge, Jeanette (Grant) Duerloo of Granum and their children, Christopher and Benjamin.
Tom was born on Sept. 29, 1931 in Groningen, The Netherlands to Jan and Jantie (nee Vink) Battjes.
Life was tough for his generation under the German occupation, but after the war Tom immigrated to Canada.
Tom met Janske Timmer while traveling on a Greyhound bus and they were married May 16, 1964, settling in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. The family moved to the Crowsnest Pass in 1977.
“Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Tom’s name may be made directly to the Christian Reformed Church World Renew, 3475 Mainway, Station LCD 1, Burlington, Ont., L7R 3Y8 (www.worldrenew.net).
The family wishes to extend their sincere and deepest appreciation to the staff at Linden View. During Dad’s time there, and especially during the last month, you treated him like family and made a huge impact on all of our lives.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: 1-888-223-0116.

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