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Grisnich, Gijsbertus Jacobus (Gilbert)

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“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.” 1 Thess. 4:13
Grieving in hope we announce the passing away of our dear husband, father, father-in-law and Opa Gijsbertus Jacobus (Gilbert) Grisnich of Fort Macleod on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at the age of 83 after a brief, patiently born illness.
Gilbert was born in Hoofdorp, the Netherlands on April 3, 1932. He immigrated to Iron Springs with his parents and family in 1948. He met his wife Anneke (Joanne) Guliker there and they married on May 3, 1956. Gilbert and Joanne raised their family in Lethbridge and Chilliwack, retiring in Fort Macleod.
Gilbert is survived by his loving wife Joanne; his seven children, Marian (Martin) Neels, Ron (Jane) Grisnich, Nita (Russ) Traber, Edith Grisnich, John (Audrey) Grisnich, Annette (Jerry) Beusekom and Geraldine (Bert) Vanden Hoek; 34 grandchildren, and 52 great grandchildren.
Gilbert was predeceased by his daughter Jane; his parents Reijer and Gerarda Grisnich; his brother Wim; infant brother Gerrit; and more recently his brothers, Gerrit, John, Ray, and Cornelius; sister Alice Barendregt; brothers-in-law Henk VanderVeen, Willem Vossebelt, Theo Leeuwenburgh and Case Barendregt.
A funeral service was held at Bethel Free Reformed Church (Monarch) at 10:30 a.m. on Friday Sept. 4 with Pastor Eric Moerdyk officiating.

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