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Brouwer, Harry
September 24, 1951 - February 6, 2020
Service:Thursday, February 13, 2020
1:00 pm
A Celebration of Harry’s life will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM.
Interment:  Pine Grove Cemetery
Notice:  Memorial donations in Harry’s name may be made to the Rocky Christian School.


Harry Brouwer
September 24, 1951 – February 6, 2020

On February 6, 2020 Harry passed away peacefully at home to enter his Father’s loving arms. He was born September 24, 1951 to Lucas and Jeanette Brouwer in Rocky Mountain House, AB. Harry enjoyed and lived a full life. He loved to be with his family and friends and leaves with us many happy memories. Harry was a very generous man, always ready to lend a helping hand, often before he was even asked. He enjoyed his work on various farms as well as his many driving professions. He also loved his time adding up leisurely kilometers during his retirement as he visited, tinkered and helped his family wherever and however he could.
Harry’s family will always remember him and his ready smile and animated laughter, as well as the countless ways he showed his love to us all. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years Rita (Sytsma), his children: Chris (Lowell) Smith, Les Brouwer, Kerry Brouwer, Kelly (Shantelle) Brouwer; his grandchildren: Raylyn (Kyle) Smith and Kylie Smith, and Ryan, Jason and Sara Brouwer; Mother Jeanette; siblings: Helen (Mike) Wevers, Art (Maggie) Brouwer, Trish Brouwer, Marj Machen and their families.
Harry was predeceased by his two infant brothers, his father Lucas Brouwer, his in-laws Peter and Jennie Sytsma, and many uncles, aunts and cousins. We rejoice in the assurance that Harry is now reunited with them in heaven with Jesus Christ our Lord.
A Celebration of Harry’s life will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM. Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.
Memorial donations in Harry’s name may be made to the Rocky Christian School.


Bob and Jenny Nicolay:
Our deepest condolences to you and your family, whenever we met Harry we always had a chat. May God keep you close to Him in this so difficult time!
Art & Geri:
Rita, We were so saddened to hear of Harry’s passing. His quick wit and smiles always lightened up a room. We pray you and your family all feel our Lord’s Arms holding you close.
Tammy Cote:
Rita, I am so sorry to hear of this unexpected loss. We are thinking of you and your family and pray that your faith and happy memories will help you in the difficult days ahead.
Karin Nijenhuis:
I only just heard today, otherwise i would have come to the funeral service. Big hugs Rita, and condolences to you all!
Gloria Blair :
Our love & prayers are with you Rita & family.... Harry always made me laugh with his great sense of humor & jokes.... He will be truly missed but his memories will live on forever... God give you peace and strength in days ahead.... love you all!! xxoo
Garry and Marilyn Hoetmer :
May God’s grace and peace be with you in the days ahead. Our condolences to you Rita and your family.
Dori Westin and Brad Insel:
So very sorry to hear of the loss of Harry. Thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort to all the family.
Harry and Sylvia Harkema.:
Dear Rita and family.
We were shocked to hear the news of harry.s passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these hard times.
We still often recall the fun times we had with you guys when we all lived behind the church in Rocky.Take care Rita .
Robert & Karen Schenk:
Our sincere condolences to you all of Harry's family and friends, in passing.
Anna Berghout:
Our condolences Helen and Mike..May god's presence continue to give comfort..Anna & Bernie
Dana Dennis:
Kerry, Kelly (and Shantelle),
So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Waltareena Terry:
So sorry to hear of Harry’s passing Rita. He will be deeply missed.
Ken and Hetty Ames:
Our condolences to all of you on the loss of Harry- a son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. May the memories each of you have of him carry you through these difficult days. Sorry I can't be there as your celebrate Harry but will definitely be thinking of you all. HUGS
Elaine krikke:
Rita, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May the words of Isaiah 43 : 2-3 are your comfort,
in these difficult days. My sincere condolances to you and your family.
Janice and Hart Lemmle:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this time. Hold Harry close in yoir memories and take solace in knowing he is celebrating and living life large in heaven. He was welcomed there by many family members. Love to all.
Judy Kanngiesser (Dool):
Rita and Family
My deepest sympathies to you and your family Rita.
Rennie and Tina Klugkist :
Rita and family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow,may the Lord give you strength and comfort.
Evelyn Zuberbier & Bill Butler:
We share your sorrow with the lost of Harry. We truly appreciate you and your family for your love and friendship shown to our family throughout the years. Harry and Irvin are together again. Irvin spoke so highly of Harry as did everyone. Although you cannot hold him in your arms, we can all hold on to him in our hearts. Our loving thoughts are with all of the Brouwer family at this sad time.
Marv and Grace Tolley :
Our deepest sympathy Rita and to your family. Harry always had a big smile for everyone. Our prayers are with you all.
Norman and Tina Byzitter :
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Rita, and your family, at this time with the sudden loss of Harry.
Scott &Corinna Cunningham :
Our deepest sympathies to each of you Chris, Lowell and your families. Keeping you and your family in our prayers
Noeline Carriere:
My deepest sympathies go out to you & your family.
Susan Skidmore (Salomons):
So sorry for your loss. My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you.
Philip Stel:
My condolences to you, Rita, and the rest of your family. What a lot of fun memories I have of Harry. I still retell some of the humorous things he said. Like the story he liked to read about the lady whose great future was behind her! And who won the costume contest but wasn't in a costume! Always something with Harry! May your memories and comfort in Jesus be real and deep!
Kevin and Terri Emms:
My heart hurts. We am so sorry to hear this news. This side of eternity is surely a little less bright now. Our prayers are with you and yours.
Marcia Bootsma:
So sorry to hear about your loss.
Brian Aasman:
Our deepest sympathy and shock. You are all in our prayers today and we wish we could be there to celebrate Harry’s wonderful life.

Thoughts and prayers from Kauai - Brian and Margot Aasman and family xoxo
Stan, Brenda, Cody & Nicole Nicolay:
We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending you all much love & healing.
Mitch. Fisher :
So sorry to hear.
Dale & Chandra Weiss:
Our condolences to the entire Brouwer family. Thinking of all of you.
Harry & Deb Tensen:
Very sad to hear!
Our sincere and heartfelt condolences Rita & family.
Nancy and Aaron Klein:
We are so sorry to hear of Harry's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Carrie Hutten :
Sorry for your loss. I have many funny memories of your dad. He always made people laugh. Always willing to help a hand. He will be missed.
Leslee & Lonnie Vose:
Rita and family, our condolences to you all, on Harry’s passing.
Ben Wevers:
Condolences and Gods strength to all the family members.
Larissa Gilbert:
Hugs and prayers to all! Rita you are in my prayers daily! May the Holy Spirit comfort you like a warm blanket. Words cannot express the sadness I have in my heart, may you feel the love of everyone. His quick wit, and mischievous eyes will be missed!!
Joanne Teuling-Simmelink:
So sorry for the sudden loss of your husband, father and grand-father. Hold your memories close.
Linda Feddes and Randall Trites :
Deepest sympathy Rita and family. You are all in our thoughts.
Arthur & Crystal Thompson:
Our heartfelt condolences are with you Rita and families. Thinking of you all during this time of loss.
Judy Ryan-Brouwer :
So sorry to hear the news!
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family.
Praying for strength today and the days to come !
Sending love and hugs to the Brouwer Clan
John (Jack) and Marilyn Hunt:
We cannot begin to imagine what a shock this has been to you and your family, Rita. it seems all too soon but we know that you believe as the Bible teaches that no person knows how long they have on earth. I dont think we are ever ready for death when it comes before we are "old". We pray that God will help you through the days ahead and that you will find Him to truly be a comfort. Our sympathy and love...
Hank and Dawn Smid :
Sorry to hear of The sudden passing of you husband, Harry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Janet Feddes-Calpas :
So sorry to hear about Harry’s passing. My deepest condolences to you Rita and your family.
Joanne Amonson:
My sympathies to you and Art Maggie.
Jerry & Aly Visser:
So sorry for your loss, praying for all of you!!
Rob and Fran Duiker:
We will miss Harry's cheerful nature and larger than life personality. Children at church will miss his faithful distribution of candy. We are thankful for all of the lives that Harry's life touched, and mourn with those who are deeply saddened by his early departure from this life.
Justin Wevers.:
I love all of you. I will always carry Harry in my heart. Hope to see you all soon for a hug!
Hank Aasman:
My condolences to all of Harry's Family and loved ones!
Kurt and Jacquelyn Magnus:
Our prayers are with you and the family. The love of God bring you peace and contentment.
JOHN and Hettie Hooft:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Rita and family!Sorry we can’t be with you at this difficult time! God bless
Rick & Bev Emmons:
May God support you and your family in your time of loss. Keeping you all in our prayers.
Myrna Smith:
My deepest sympathy on Harry’s sudden passing. Your Dad and Grandpa will be sorely missed.
Gene & Norma Bryan:
Dear Aunt Rita and cousins Chris, Les, Kerry and Kelly
Deepest condolences to you. Uncle Harry was always cheerful and joking around. Many good memories of being at your house in Tempest playing with Chris. Uncle Harry's solid metal car with the huge heavy doors and the dice hanging from the mirror! Treasure all those good times! Love and a hug, Norma
Rob & Leslee Oudman:
Our thoughts and especially our prayers are for you as you grieve Harry's passing. May the God of all peace be your strength through these days. A hug from Nicaragua.
Wilbur and Sarah Oudman:
Our prayers and thoughts are with the family during this time of loss. His smile and laughter will be missed.
Jack and Marion Oudman:
Sympathy to you all in the passing of Harry. He will be missed in many ways May God wrap His arms around you as you mourn and remember him.
Tim and Carolyn Clow:
Rita, Chris and your families: Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel at the sudden loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Our hearts go out to all of you. Praying for God's love and peace to surround all of you.
Darleen & Bill MacKenzie:
Dear Rita and Family
We send our deepest condolances to all of you in Harry’s sudden passing. He will be so missed by everyone.” Death ends a Life but not not relationships or memories which you all hold dear to your hearts..
George & Heather Loomer:
Our deepest sympathies are with your family in Harry's sudden passing.

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