Listowel Banner December 25, 2013 obituaries
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Listowel Banner December 25, 2013 obituaries

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Charlie Terpstra


Charlie Terpstra of RR 4 Brussels passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 at his residence. Born in the Netherlands on April 11th, 1945, Charlie was 68.

Charlie was the beloved husband of 45 years to Catherine (de Jong) Terpstra. Dear father of Tony of Kitchener, Joe and Barb of Brussels, Chuck and Samantha of Brussels, Anna and John Van Dyk of Tavistock, Mary and Stephen Skinn of Wingham, Chris Terpstra and Kristy Perrin of Drumbo and Kady Terpstra of Kitchener.

Loving grandfather of Chad, Natasha, Chelsey, Alison, Emily, Cole, Curtis, Matthew, Corrine, Janine, Katelyn, Kyra, Janna, Jeron, Kirstie, Nathan, Jeanna and Kristen.

Dear brother to Emma and Henk Boersen, Julie and Martin van Bakel, Nick and Catherine, Herman and Rosemary, Joe and Miriam, Joanne de Brabandere, Mary Terpstra, Mike Terpstra, and his brother-in-law Bill van Nes. Dear brother-in-law to Jacob de Jong, John and Sharon de Jong, Trudy Huber, Hennie Terpstra, Mary Ann and John Vernooy, Jack and Lia Snell, Peter and Joanne de Jong, Bill and Kim de Jong, Rick and Karen de Jong, Clarence and Sandy de Jong, and Steve and Marie de Jong.

Predeceased by his parents Nicholaas and Johanna, sisters Helen, Margaret and Patricia, brother Ben, and father and mother in law Klaas and Anna de Jong.

Friends were received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19 at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Brussels, where the funeral mass was celebrated on Friday, Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. by Rev. Father Keith Morrison. Spring interment to take place in St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Readings were read by Chelsey Terpstra, Natasha Terpstra, Nathan Skinn while intercessions were read by Jeanna Skinn, Janine van Dyk, Alison Terpstra and Corrine van Dyk. The offertory gifts were presented by Curt and Matt Terpstra. Carrying floral tributes were grandchildren Emily Terpstra, Katelyn van Dyk, Kristen Skinn, Kyra van Dyk, Janna van Dyk, Jeron van Dyk and Kirstie van Dyk. Pallbearers were sons Tony, Joe, Chuck, Chris, grandson Chad and friend Ken Williamson.

Memorial donations to the Autism Canada Foundation, P.O. Box 366, Bothwell, ON N0P 1C0 or to Red Cross Care Partners, 14 Queen Street, Belgrave, ON N0G 1E0 would be appreciated by the family.

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Rudy Nauta

Rudy Nauta passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at the age of 70.

Beloved husband of Christina (Marsh) Nauta. Loving father of Bill and Tammy Nauta, Brent and Cindy Nauta, and Peter Nauta and his fiancée Becky Courtney, all of Listowel. Proud grandpa of Aubrey, Kennedy, Ben, Jenna, Lucy and Alissa.

Brother of Ann and John VanderVeen of Burlington, Johanna and Ron Harrod of Stoney Creek, John and Carol Nauta of Dundas, Suzanne Nauta of Kitchener, Jenny and Gerry Owen of Penticton, B.C., Yvonne and Doug Trelford of Tara, and Richard and Lori Nauta of Arthur.

He will be remembered by his brothers-in-law Gordon and Charlene Marsh, and Robert and Gay Marsh, all of Hamilton, and by his many nieces and nephews.

Rudy was born in Nyland, Friesland, Netherlands on Oct. 31, 1943 to Willem and Jantje (Werkhoven). The family immigrated to Canada on the second boat from the Netherlands after the war in 1947 to live near Waterdown, Ontario. Rudy married Christina in 1972 and purchased a dairy farm near Carthage a year later. He continued to raise horses and beef cattle following the dispersal of his dairy herd in 1984. Rudy worked as a truck driver and shipper/receiver for approximately 20 years at Ellis Packaging in Guelph.

Rudy enjoyed working with his horses and was an avid sports fan, using his talents as a hockey coach and executive member in Milverton and Listowel minor hockey associations. Rudy was a dedicated elder at Knox Presbyterian Church in Listowel and participated in the 2006 Knox mission to El Salvador.

Visitation was held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Sunday, Dec. 22 from 2- 5 p.m. The funeral service was held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel, on Monday, Dec. 23 at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Don McCallum officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.

Memorial donations to Presbyterian World Service and Development, Knox Presbyterian Church, or Listowel Memorial Hospital would be appreciated.

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