Kornelis Keizer

Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 11.29.10 AM  Kornelis “Kor” Keizer passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at the age of 80. Kor was born on Dec. 11, 1935, to Schelte and Antje (Dykman) Keizer in Oude Bildtzyl, Friesland, Holland.
  Kornelis married Anna Valk on Dec. 19, 1954. Together they immigrated to Canada where they lived and worked in Edmonton, Alberta, for eight years. The family then immigrated to Artesia, California, before moving to Lynden in 1969. Kor and Ann were dairy farmers for many years. They had four children.
  He was an avid fisherman, especially enjoying lake fishing and camping. He looked forward to Wednesday’s cattle barn sale to see which cattle were up for sale and to visit his many friends.
  Kor is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ann; children Jerry (Nelva), George (Sherry), Elizabeth “Liz” (Wes) Vander Pol and Annette (Ed) Kooistra; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren with three more on the way; two sisters and four brothers, all in Holland; and brother-in-law Dick Dykstra of Chilliwack, B.C.
  He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and Ann’s siblings and their spouses.
  The family thanks the staff at Mt. Baker Kidney Center and North Cascade Health Center for their love and care of Dad and also our many friends who stopped by to visit and give encouragement. Contributions may be given to Mt. Baker Kidney Center, 410 Birchwood Ave., Suite 100, Bellingham, WA 98225.
  A time of visitation and viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Gillies Funeral Home, 202 Front St., Lynden. Graveside committal will be at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 31, in Monumenta Cemetery followed by an 11 a.m. memorial service in Faith Community Church, 586 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd., Lynden, with Robert Woodyard of First Christian Reformed Church officiating.
  You are invited to share your memories in the online guestbook at www.gilliesfuneralhome.com.
  Arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lynden.