May 2, 1939 – April 7, 2021
In His appointed time, the Lord called home the precious husband to Martha Kobes (Veldman) for 58 years.
Beloved Dad to Florine & John Breukelman, Jackie & John Vanderwel, James & Renee Kobes (Dick), Herb & Sandy Kobes (Patterson), Richard & Krista Kobes (Werkman) and Barb Kobes.
Much loved Grandpa and Grandpapa to 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Born in Zevenhuizen, Groningen, the Netherlands. Immigrated to Tabor Alberta in 1952, moving westward to Port Kells, Lynden, Washington and eventually to Greendale, Yarrow and Chilliwack.
He was a quiet man but also mischievous and we loved him for it! Being a Grandpa brought so much joy, but becoming a GrandPapa was the ice cream on his apple pie!
Predeceased by his parents; 4 brothers and twin sister and 2 grandchildren. Survived by sisters Rosalie Biesbroek and Jane Jongs and ‘brother’ Sjoerd Muller.
Memorial service was live streamed from the Canadian Reformed church at Chilliwack on April 13, 2021.
Huge Thank-You to the staff on the 4th Floor South at CGH for their loving care and compassion to ‘Pops’ during his brief hospital stay.
…. “He has fought the good fight; he has finished the race; he has kept the faith” … 1Tim 4:7
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