Jikke (Jean) Siebenga

Jikke (Jean) Siebenga

A time of faith.

Jean, born and raised in Holland started life with a praying mother, who although dying shortly after childbirth, prayed for her infant daughter’s protection in life ……. and God listened.

Struggling through the war and wanting a new life and adventure, Jean and her husband Bill (Wietze) came to Canada in 1951, worked hard, bought and sold farms and raised two boys, Barry and David.

God did not forget his word and in 1969, he intervened to awake Jean’s husband on June 9, 1969 who when saying “Lord speak, I am listening” heard back to say “In the name of Jesus go out” and that day all the anger, fear and weariness in their life and family left instantly.

Since then miracles abounded and her life was full of love, adventure and joy again. In 1996, her Bill went home to visit Jesus and now Jean is catching up to reunite with him but also that oh so special mother of hers, who 3 days after Jean was born, prayed up a storm that carried though all of Jean’s life.

Jean would say that “Through my whole life’s journey, through war, immigration and hard work, I always had a loving marriage, a true partner in life with my husband Wietze where we shared our home and business in a good way of life………….. but I tell you, that after the fullness of the Lord came in our life and home there was such a big change and I will be ever thankful to the Lord in life and eternity for the His miraculous salvation.”

Every incident in life made me always know the Lord was real!!!

What is there left to say, her family left on this shore now knows that our mother is on the most fantastic adventure of her life, enjoy the vigor’s of life fullness and love of the people who love her and Jesus, her saviour who loves her most of all!!!!!!!

Left behind to celebrate her life are sons Barry (Cathy) and David (Shara), grandchildren Barry Ryan, Jason, Alisha, Devon, Aaron and seven wonderful great grandchildren. Also Maxine Dale, who mom called her other daughter and Barbara Demeter who was a close and faithful friend and visitor.

Internment this Sunday, June 22 at Mt Ida Cemetery and Celebration of Jeans life at 3 PM at Five Corners Pentecostal Church with Pastor Ken Finstad officiating.

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