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Dirk Kooistra

Dirk Kooistra

Thursday, February 13th, 1947 - Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
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Kooistra, Dirk - Passed away peacefully at age 73 years at home with his family beside him on Wednesday September 30th, 2020. Beloved husband and best friend for 48 years of Donna Kooistra (Graham). Predeceased by his parents Adam and Gerbrich Kooistra of Holland. Loving father of Trevor Kooistra and Emily of Ancaster and Guelph, Anneke Kooistra, John Kooistra and Kathleen of Ottawa, and the late Greg Kooistra. Dear pake of Liam and Nolan Kooistra, Ava and Sullivan Falls, Zachary and Xavier Rochon, Elise Kooistra. Dear brother of Peter Kooistra, Andy Kooistra and Anne of Stirling. Loved by his family in Holland; sister Tietje and Frits, Jannie and Siemen, Anneke Kooistra, and the late Froukje and Monze of Holland. Loved brother-in-law of Cheryl Davidson and Garnet, Marlene Gordon, and late Doug of Madoc, Janine Parks of Belleville, Bunny Campbell and Brian, Larry Parks and Sherrie of Oshawa, John Parks and Cindy of Alberta, Clint Davidson and Carolyn of Madoc, Chad and Angel of Oshawa. Special thanks to Dr Marty Brown, Bonnie McMaster RPN, and Dr Levesque for your quick diagnosis and excellent care. We would also like to thank the Kingston Regional Cancer Centre, Dr R. Gregg, Dr Ostic, June Golding RN, Crystal RN, all the volunteers and nursing staff for excellent care and concern given to Dirk these past 3 1/2 years. We have been fortunate enough to have a wonderful, caring, and compassionate nurse, Jen Longo RPN from Paramed coming into our home weekly. Dirk always enjoyed your talks and bubbly personality. Thank you. Also, thank you to Amber Babcock NP who always helped keep Dirk comfortable. Thanks to our family, friends and neighbours for all of their help over the past four years, as Dirk fought this battle with cancer. If desired, donations to the KRCC, or to BGH Oncology in Dirks memory would be appreciated, with thanks.
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Marianne Bosma

Posted at 08:17pm
Donna and family. Our heartfelt sympathy in the passing of Dick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob and Marianne Bosma
 
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Donna Kooistra Posted at 02:21pm

Thanks Marianne& Bob.Many memories of the guys working together.Dick always enjoyed working with Bob.He said he was great worker
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Peter Van Huizen

Posted at 05:22pm
Donna, Trevor, Anneke and John

Jackie and I offer are condolences in the death of Dick. Although we have been away from Belleville for over 30 years and live far away, we have such fond memories of the time we spent together. We remember the difficult time when you lost Greg to cancer. We remember Trevor, friend to Richard and John who stayed with us when Donna had to get treatments for Greg.
This news surprised us. We had not heard Dick had cancer. You will miss him for sure.
Dick in our experience was a thoughtful, wise person. It was easy to visit you as a family. Dick was an accomplished builder and blessed many families with quality built homes.
May you experience God's comfort as you deal with the loss of a husband and father. Donna, feel free to call us at 778-242-2383. We are currently at our cottage on Cashel Lake

Peter and Jackie Van Huizen, Abbotsford BC
 
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Donna Kooistra Posted at 03:52pm

Thankyou Peter& Jackie.We always enjoyed our visits with you .Trevor & Richard had a lot of fun time together.We appreciated your support as Greg went through treatment.
JB

Joe Bouma

Posted at 07:17pm
I remember Dick sitting in our summer kitchen playing cards with us in the late 1960s and have enjoyed his friendship since that time. Dick was a blessing to all that knew him. Donna and family we are so sorry for your loss.
Joe and Niesje Boma
 
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Donna Kooistra Posted at 03:52pm

Thankyou.
MG

Mark & Anita Geertsma

Posted at 03:31pm
Our condolences to you Donna, and your family as well. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time.
Mark & Anita Geertsma
 
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Donna Kooistra Posted at 03:52pm

Thankyou
GG

Graham Gosling

Posted at 08:34pm
Dirk and family have had a special place in our thoughts and hearts over the years. It is the special people we meet along life’s road who help us appreciate the journey as friends and neighbours. Our condolences, Sharan and Graham Gosling
 
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Donna Kooistra Posted at 03:52pm

Thankyou
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