February 11, 1930 – December 18, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Jennie Brouwer on December 18, 2022.
Jennie was born February 11, 1930 in Lacombe, Alberta, the youngest of four children to Durk and Gacina Meindersma. She was predeceased by her husband John, her parents and three brothers. Jennie grew up on a farm where she learned the value of hard work and determination.
In 1952, she married John Brouwer, and together they were successful in sheep and grain farming in Alberta. They had seven children in ten years. In 1967, after one too many hail storms, they moved to Duncan, B.C. where John became a fisherman and Jennie continued to manage their household and later helped with their poultry farm. Jennie and John took in two young girls to their family after moving to Duncan and were short-term foster parents to several others.
Jennie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and keenly followed her children’s lives and so enjoyed visits with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an active member of the community and the Christian Reformed Church. She was a volunteer for the Red Cross for over 20 years at blood donor clinics and wound miles of handmade bandages to send overseas. She helped to open the Hope Mission Thrift Store. Jennie enjoyed organizing dinners for the seniors in her complex and was an avid Canucks fan.
She will be deeply missed by her loving children: Gloria, Doug (Diane), Ken (Shannon), Rob (Karen), Randy (Wilma), Darren, Jane (Rob), Wendy, and Lorrie (Wolfe); 26 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and by her friends and neighbours.
A service will be held on January 14, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the Duncan Christian Reformed Church, 930 Trunk Road, Duncan, B.C., to celebrate Jennie’s life and to honour her passing to be with our God in Heaven.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Jennie’s name to the Duncan Christian Reformed Church – Missions.
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