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Trudy Jeanette Klootwyk (VanderKooy)

April 1, 1928 - April 26, 2024

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Trudy was born on April 1, 1928 in Rosenberg, South Holland. In 1953 she immigrated to Stettler, Alberta with her husband, Gerrit Klootwyk. In 1958 the growing family of 5 moved to Red Deer and were blessed with 2 more children during their years there.

In 1971 the family moved to Victoria, BC. Trudy was involved in various church activities and part time jobs. She particularly enjoyed working at the MS clinic. She was one of the founding members of “Bibles For Missions Thrift Store”. In 1996, after all 5 children had moved away from the Island, Trudy and Gerrit then moved to Abbotsford to be closer to children and grandchildren. Trudy again volunteered her time at Bibles for Missions Thrift Store and at her local church.

Trudy leaves behind her husband of 71 years, 5 children, 19 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “Abbotsford Bibles For Missions Thrift Store”, 2337 West Railway St. V2S 2E3 or e-transfer to managerabfm@shaw.ca.

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From: Ronald Barkman
Relation: Trudy was my wife's roommate in the Abbotsford Regional Hospital

It is indeed with very heavy hearts that we learned today of Trudy’s passing in the Abbotsford News this Thursday, May 2. I can’t tell you how much your mother, you as daughters, and your kind and gentle pastor of visitation blessed and encouraged my wife Mary Lou, daughter Kristin, son Jeremy and myself with your love and commitment to the LORD that you shared so openly. It was so special to us that Trudy’s birthday and our wedding anniversary were on the same day April 1. I trust she got the birthday card we left at her church. Grace, I believe you have my phone number. I would value a phone call from you if you feel comfortable with that. At that time I can debrief you on what’s happened to Mary Lou. In closing may you and all your family members and your father deeply sense God peace and hope in this time of loss of a most dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother and I suspect great grandmother. Unfortunately, as much as I’d loved to I will not be able to be at the celebration of life you are honouring her with.

From: Helen Bosch
Relation: Around the early 1980's I met Trudy in Victoria through the League of CRC Ladies Societies. When you moved to Abbotsford I met you in Living Hope CRC. Later when you volunteerd in Abbotsford Bibles for missions thrift store, I was also working there.

Dear Family,
My sincere condolences to Mr. Klootwyk and children. May the Lord be your strength and His Word give you comfort.

Service Schedule

  Memorial Service

Date & Time:
May 3, 2024
Beginning at 1:30pm

Location:
Trinity Christian Reformed Church
3215 Trethewey Street
Abbotsford, BC Canada

3215 Trethewey Street
Abbotsford, BC Canada

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In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “Abbotsford Bibles For Missions Thrift Store”, 2337 West Railway St. V2S 2E3 or e-transfer to managerabfm@shaw.ca.

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