November 20, 1931- March 7, 2016
On the evening of March 7 Bert was released from his earthly body into eternity to go be with his Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ. Left behind to mourn his death are his wife Anne (Advocaat) of 60 years, his only brother Arnold, his two daughters Jane (Russell Graff) and Carmen (Henning Buch), and 7 grandchildren – John (Lisa), Paul & Esther Graff; Melissa (Justin Mueller), Gideon, Joel and Kevin Buch. He was delighted with his 3 great-granddaughters, Kajsa, Madeline & Aida Graff. Bert was born in Delft, The Netherlands and emigrated on his 18th birthday, landing in Medicine Hat, AB working as a farm/ranch hand. He obtained an associate Engineering degree from Calvin College and spent his life working in the heating & air-conditioning business. He took his family back to the Netherlands, working there for 7 years before returning to Abbotsford, BC and running his own business (Janzen’s Heating Ltd) there. When it was time to retire they were blessed to be able to live in a lovely log house high up overlooking Penticton and he enjoyed some gardening, woodworking and doing mechanical work around his house.
Interment will take place at the Naramata Cemetery and the Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016, 3:00 pm at the Church of the Nazarene, 523 Jermyn Point, Penticton, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated, #320, 1600 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R3. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.providencefuneralhomes.com. 250-493-1774