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Zoeteman, Robert Allen

Robert Allen Zoeteman of Fort Macleod, beloved husband of Fern Zoeteman, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Friday March 9, 2012 at the age of 70 years after a courageous two-year battle with leukemia.
Robert was born in Fort Macleod on June 9, 1941 to his parents Isaac and Elizabeth Zoeteman.
He married his wife of 51 years Fern (Burdett) on Feb. 18, 1961. They farmed in Pearce and raised three children.
Robert leaves behind to mourn his sons Leroy (Jana), Stuart (Sherri), and Jason (Lisa); sister Lena; brother Samuel and sister-in-law Maureen.
Robert also leaves behind five grandchildren, Chantel (Eric) Dyson, Justin (Desiree), Brittany, Corbin, Mercedes; and great grandchildren Eliza, Vanessa, and Nora Dyson, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and their families.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 643 20th St., Fort Macleod. A private family interment to follow at Archmount cemetery.
Special thanks to Dr. Meller, Dr. Benke and the wonderful nurses of the cancer centre for their care and kindness during Robert’s brave battle.
Memorial donations may be made in Robert’s name to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 19th St., Lethbridge, T1J 1W5.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home. Phone 403-553-3772 or visit

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