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de Peuter, Bastiaan

Dec. 3, 1934 — Dec. 29, 2020

Mr. Bastiaan (Bas) de Peuter, beloved husband of the late Geertje (Gerie) de Peuter, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 at his home in the presence of family and loved ones. 

Born in Haarlem, Holland on Dec. 3, 1934, Bas immigrated to Canada and southern Alberta with his parents and three brothers in 1952. He met Gerie in 1956, and they were married April 5, 1958. 

Bas is survived by his son Martin, with grandchildren Mariele and Kent; son Jake; son Bastiaan (Anna), with grandson Bastiaan and great granddaughter Charleigh and grandson Jake; daughter Gonda, with grandson Joshua and great grandsons Joseph and Tate; grandson Luke with great grandson August: son Aris (Yumi) with grandchildren Samuel, Zenith, and Sarah; daughter Janie (Rob) with grandchildren Shelby and Tristan; and son Michael with grandchildren Alexi, Jaidon, and Brooke.

Bas is also survived by his brother Jake (Jane) de Peuter; brothers-in-law Jake (Nell) Slingerland, Aris Slingerland, Martin (Jeanette) Slingerland, Case (Rose) Slingerland, Adam (Annie) Slingerland, Hank (Arlene) Slingerland, Tony (Lisa) Slingerland, Marinus (Wilma) Slingerland and Willem Slingerland; sisters-in-law Jannie (Jaap) Stouten, Gonda (Kor) Vanden Hoek, Judy (Chris) den Hertog, Diane Slingerland; and numerous nephews and nieces. 

Bas was predeceased by his wife Gerie on Jan. 31, 2020; by his oldest daughter Meta on Dec. 6, 2017; by his grandchild Nathaniel in 1992; by his father Jacob in 1988; by his mother Metje in 1974; by his brothers Dewey in 2018 and Peter in 2010; by his father-in-law Maarten Slingerland in 2012 and his mother in law Hillegonda in 2005; by his brother-in-law John Slingerland in 2016; and sisters-in-law Judith Slingerland in 1954, Margaret Slingerland in 2003, and Ellie Slingerland in 2019.

A private service was held on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2020, at the Netherland Reformed Congregation Church, 2608 Seventh Ave., Fort Macleod. Recorded audio will be available at www.edensfuneralhome.com/obituary/Bastiaan-dePeuter.

Internment followed at Union Cemetery. 

Bastiaan’s family would like to give a special thank you to all the staff at the Bethesda Care Home for all your kindness and care to Bas and Gerie over the years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bethesda Care Home, P.O. Box 1096, Picture Butte, AB T0K 1V0.

Condolences may be sent through www.edensfuneralhome.com.

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