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Egbert Breukelman

October 21, 1921 ~ October 27, 2018 (age 97)

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow

of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Psalm 91:1-2

On October 27, 2018 at age of 87 years, a dear husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Egbert Breukelman, went to be with his Lord and Saviour. He was married to his first wife Ann Breukelman (Vanlenthe) of 49 years in 1954 and they immigrated to Canada of that same year. They had a strong desire to serve the Lord, and together with God’s help, they raised 7 children. Their participation in the life of the church and Christian school was very important to them.  After immigrating to Canada, Egbert started his career working for various farms and then worked for Northern Woods until he bought his own dairy farm in 1959. He worked on that farm until his retirement in the early 90’s. While Egbert loved working on the farm, his first love was serving his Lord and Saviour in many different ways. Egbert was actively involved in the churches he attended, the Thunder Bay Christian School, and the prison ministry. He was passionate about sharing the gospel and encouraging his children and grandchildren to share that same love. Egbert is predeceased by his wife, Ann on July 27, 2003 and his sister Mina. Egbert is survived by his second wife, Minke Breukelman (Tilma) of 11 years. Also survived by his 7 children: son, Fred (Amy) and children Melanie (Pieter), Allison (Andrew), Brenda (Simon), Carolyn (Phil), Katrina, Eric (Courtney) and Ben (Kristen), son Jerry (Jill) and children Laura (Theo), Lisa (Andrew), Greg (Lisa) and Kimberly (Gary), daughter Wilma (Gerry) Makkinga and children Michelle (Jeff), Mark (Christina), Brian (Emily), Kevin (Maria), Michael and Randy (Jasmine), son Ed (Henrietta) and children Aaron (Jami), Brandon (Jessica) and Devin (Lindsay), son Arnold (Veronica) and children Rob (Lori), Jason (Jessica), Malorie (Nathan), Amanda (Luiz) and Jessica, son Calvin (Karin) and children Colin (Sheri), Kelsey, Ryan (Anastasia) and Sarah, son Alfred (Brenda) and children Caitlyn, Lyndsay, Sarah, Christine and Ethan; 60 great grandchildren; as well as Minke’s children,  Ann (Alex) Wildeboer, Rinda (George) Armstrong, Klaske Langfort, May (Johan) Feitsma, Pier Tilma (pre-deceased);  Minke’s 25 grandchildren and 57 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Sien Veurink, Alice Jaspers, Dien Cramer, Gerry (Lena) Breukelman, Fritz (Sylvia) Breukelman, Ben (Ann) Breukelman, Tini (Hans) Bonthius; his sisters-in-law Dien (Jan) Marsman, Gerri (Cos) Bisschop, Gerrit Brand all living in the Netherlands, sister-in-law, Johanna Bakker of Thunder Bay, Ontario as well as nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives. A memorial service was held at Redeemer United Reformed Church in Lacombe, Alberta with Rev. Mitch Ramkissoon officiating.  Visitation in Thunder Bay will be on Friday, November 2nd from 7-9pm at the United Reformed Church of Thunder Bay, 23 Hwy 130.  Interment will be Saturday morning leaving the United Reformed Church at 10:30am going to the Stanley Hill Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the United Reformed Church.  In lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made to Thunder Bay Christian School.  Condolences may be made by visiting www.blakefuneralchapel.com 


Donations may be made to:

Thunder Bay Christian School
37 Cooper Road, Rosslyn ON P7K0E2
Tel: 1-807-939-1209
Email: office@tbaychristianschool.ca
Web: https://www.tbaychristianschool.ca/


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