October 20, 1937 – March 16, 2013
Jacob Dekker passed away on the 16th of March, 2013 at Chilliwack Hospital at age 75 years. He was born October 20, 1937 in Kootwykerbroek, the Netherlands. Jake is survived by Corrie, his wife of 48 years; their children, Art (Sheri) Dekker, Joni (Art) Van Klei, Peter (Maureen) Dekker, Gary (Corinne) Dekker, Leanne (Doug) Maljaars and Jacki Dekker; their 26 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren as well as his sister, Heintje. He was predeceased by 6 brothers, Dirk, Gerrit, Arie, Evert, John and Bessel.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 1:30 pm at the Reformed Congregation of North America in Chilliwack; 9696 Gibson Rd. Chilliwack. Pall Bearers are, Art Dekker, Art Van Klie, Peter Dekker, Gary Dekker, Doug Maljaars and Elden Van Klei. Interment in Chilliwack Cemetery will follow.
The family would like to extend their heart-felt thanks to Dr. Basson and all those who contributed to the care of Jake during his years of declining health.