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Albert Kolk Tribute Fund

KOLK “Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust” Psalm 40:4 ALBERT KOLK, of Picture Butte, took his final flight to his Eternal home at the age of 73 on November 28, 2010. Albert lived his life always aware of God`s grace and died knowing and trusting Jesus, his personal Saviour. Besides his loving wife of 52 years, Audrey (nee Van Roon), Albert is survived by his children; John (Laura) of Picture Butte; Thriesa (Mark) Hubers of DeMotte, Indiana; Verna (Rick) Boonstra of Telkwa, BC; Claude (Judy) of Okotoks; Donna (Scott) Forster of Iron Springs; Leighton (Elinor) of Iron Springs; grandchildren Ashley (Landon) Stronks, Willow, Reuben, and Aubrey Kolk; Anna (Derek) Bos, Amber Hubers, Angela (Eric) Roosma, Nathan, Alicia, and April Hubers; AmyLou, Glen (Loralee), Lisa, Wendy, Jesse and Faye Boonstra; Stephanie, Alexis (Landon) Ference, and Jolene Kolk; Tyler, Justin, Hannah and Shelby Forster; Jordan, Devan and Megan Kolk; Great grandchildren; Daymen and Akira Stronks; Zacheriah Bos; and Avy Boonstra. Albert is also survived by siblings Betty (Sid) Tordoff; Dina Donkersgoed; Tina Schuld; Ben (Adela) Kolk and in-laws Tina Kolk and George Senneker; in-laws Reit Scheffer; John and Elvina Van Roon; Case and Heidi Van Roon; Peter and Wilma Van Roon; Anne and Cyril Wichers and numerous nieces and nephews. Albert was predeceased by his parents, Jan Powel and Hendrikje Kolk and siblings Albert, Harm, Herman, Gezina Boegem and Jean Senneker and in-laws Herman Scheffer; Bert Donkersgoed; and Harry Schuld. Albert was born in Lutten, the Netherlands December 19, 1936. He immigrated to Iron Springs with his family in 1951, and married Audrey Dec 16th, 1958. He farmed near Picture Butte, first with his father, then with the “kids” and later with his sons until his retirement. Albert`s passion for learning led him to stay current on society, church, politics and farming and also compelled him to make verbal and written comment when “needed”. Albert loved meeting people and impacted many from all walks of life. Albert`s keen sense of “what`s right” was balanced by a generosity to community members and those in need. Albert served on Council and Boards at the Iron Springs CRC, Immanuel Christian School and on various farm and commodity groups. He travelled the province in the early sixties to help set up poultry and dairy Supply Management boards. At age 60, Albert completed a chaplaincy course in Palliative Care and he found satisfaction in comforting many in their last days. He also achieved his lifelong dream of flying by earning his pilot`s license in that same year. He spent many hours up in his “bird” both alone and with friends of all ages over the past 12 years. Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at 2:00 pm on Wednesday December 2, 2010 at the IRON SPRINGS CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH. No flowers by request. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Jack Ady Cancer Center, c/o the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 19th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.

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