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de Kok, Andy

Aug. 31, 2021

With deep sorrow we announce the passing of our dear father, opa and great opa, on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, at the age of 92 years.  

Andy was predeceased by his dear wife Nellie on Jan. 1 of this year. They were blessed to share more than 68 years together.

Andy will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughters Nelleke (James) Kreft, Janet (Gerrit) Van Hierden, and Andrea (Peter) Feyter; 17 grandchildren, 62 great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren; his brother Kees; sisters Kaatje Neels and Neeltje Neels; sisters-in-law Jannie de Kok, Mina de Kok, Janny Indenbosch and Matty Vanee; as well as many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Andy was predeceased by his parents Henderik and Janna de Kok; his son Andrew; grandson Adrian Kreft; and numerous brothers, sisters, and in-laws.

Andy was born in ‘s-Heer Arendskerke, The Netherlands, and married Nellie soon after coming to Canada in 1951. The family spent 15 years together in Nanton, and since 1967 have resided in Fort Macleod. In 2015 Andy and Nellie retired to Bethesda Care Home in Picture Butte.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation, 2608 Seventh Ave., Fort Macleod, with Rev. H.D. den Hollander officiating.  There was a private family graveside service.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Bethesda Care Home for their patient and loving care of our dear parents in their final years. 

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial donations may be made to the Bethesda Care Home, P.O. Box 1096, Picture Butte, Alta., T0K 1V0

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