Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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Obituary

PETER DEKKER

Peter William Dekker of Kincardine and formerly of Listowel passed away peacefully at home, after a year of healthcare issues, on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at the age of 83.

He was born March 21, 1933, in Hilversum, Holland.

Peter immigrated to Canada with his family in 1948. Perhaps best known for his powerful singing voice, Peter sang at many churches and weddings and was the founder of Music Alive in Listowel. He was also the founder of Conway Furniture in Listowel, a past member of the Atwood Lions Club, a past Chair of the Listowel Hospital Board, was on the Listowel Parks and Recreation Board and was a past member of the Listowel Rotary club.

Peter remarried in 1998 to Judy Nevery and has resided in Kincardine (and John's Pass, Florida) since then.

Survived by his wife Judy Nevery and by his children Penny Evans and Paul and Kristina (McCoag) Dekker, all of Listowel.

He will be missed by his grandchildren: Rory Madge, Liam Madge and his fiancée Shannon Vance, Patrick Madge, Mitchell Dekker and Harrison Dekker.

Brother of Hans and Bernice Dekker of Goderich, and Robert and Karen Dekker of Kitchener, and brother-in-law of Nita Dekker of Baltimore.

He will be remembered by Judy's family: Cathy and Greg Brooks of Oshawa, Janet and Moe Benarroch of Mississauga, Karleen Nevery of Vancouver, Gord and Darlene (Nicholson) Nevery of Waterloo, and by their families.

Predeceased by his wife Jeanette (Young) Dekker, by his parents Pieter Willem and Gerardina (VanEybergen) Dekker and by his brother John Dekker of Baltimore.

Visitation was held at the Eaton Funeral Home, 385 Main Street West in Listowel from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. The funeral service will be held at Calvary United Church, 150 Binning Street West, Listowel at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

Following interment in Fairview Cemetery in Listowel, the celebration of Peter's life will continue at Perth Meadows Retirement Home, 710 Nelson Avenue South, Listowel.

Memorial donations to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Online condolences may be made at www.eatonfuneralhome.ca

 

ED MARAK

Edward "Ed" John Marak of Kincardine passed away at home with his family by his side on Friday, March 18, 2016, in his 60th year.

Beloved son of John and Elizabeth (née Steinhower) of London.

Loving husband of Linda Marak (née McEwen).

Dear father of David (Erika) Marak of Buffalo, N.Y., Andrew (Kate) Marak and Rebecca (Greg) Dupuis, all of London. Loved grandfather of Addison Marak.

Loving brother of Anne (Steve) Bloomer of London. Missed by sisters-in-law Dorothy Day and Wendy McEwen. Also missed by his nieces and nephews: Michelle (Jon) Rohan, Mark Bloomer, Michael (Rachel) Day and Geoffrey Day and by great-nephew Austin Rohan.

A Celebration of Life will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday April 2, 2016,  at The Harbour Church, 249 Bruce Avenue, Kincardine.

Memorial donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation (Metastasis Case - Dr. Allan) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, ON, Kincardine N2Z 1Z5; 519-396-2701.