Cornelius Maria Vendrik

Cornelius Maria Vendrik

Cornelius Maria Vendrik

November 21, 1923 ~ November 16, 2012

Cornelius Maria (Kees) Vendrik, aged 88 years, passed away peacefully in his home on November 16, 2012.

Kees was born on November 21, 1923 to Cornelius and Elizabeth Vendrik in Kockengen, The Netherlands. He immigrated to Canada in 1953 with his young family and settled in Creston. He worked as a farmer and woodworker.

Kees leaves behind his loving wife of 62 years, Wilhelmina; son Andy of Creston; daughters Elizabeth (Dave) Bjarnason of Cranbrook, and Heidi (Don) Bjarnason of Creston; grandchildren Rhonda, Bradley, Darren, Daryl, Lisa and Jennifer; seven great grandchildren; brother Gerard Vendrik of Creston and sister Bep Lambo of Kockengen in The Netherlands.

A Graveside Service was held November 19, 2012 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Erickson.

Friends are invited to make a donation in his memory to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 20 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary AB, T3J 5H5 or online at

Absent from the body, present with the Lord.

II Corinthians 5:6

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