BEUKEMA, Simon - (March 21, 1931 - December 1, 2018) - The Lord called home our loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Simon Beukema age 87.
Residing at Village of Tansley Woods Long Term Care.
He was predeceased by his parents Bouke and Arina Beukema and stillborn son.
Surviving his wife Mary Beukema of 65 years, children Esther Beukema, Paul & Patty Beukema. Five grandchildren Kyle, Ryan, Milson, Shaun and Natalie Beukema, Sarah Beukema, Shannon & John Veldman. Great-grandchildren Jordyn, Burkley, Reign, Sage Veldman.
One brother Laurence (Audrey†) and one sister Elske van Leeuwen (Herman†) in the Netherlands. Sister in law Donna van Wyngaarden (Clarence†) and Gea and John Levac.
Simon was born in Voorburg, The Netherlands and moved to Canada in 1951. He lived in various places. In 1990 Simon and Mary moved to Naples, Florida and lived there for 25 years, came back to Canada in 2016.
He gave his time and service to Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) for many years. He always thought it a privilege to serve in the church and its people, he often said “Praise the Lord”. He was keenly aware of the grace of God in his life over the years.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday December 5th from 3 - 5 and 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home (2241 New St., Burlington).
A funeral service will take place at the Rehoboth Canadian Reformed Church (1225 Dundas St, Burlington) at 10 a.m. on Thursday December 6th. Interment to follow at Burlington Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.