John Overeem

John Overeem

John Overeem passed away suddenly at his residence in Lee Creek, BC on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 and went to be with his Lord and Savior at the age of 73 years.

John was born at Amersfoort, Netherlands on April 6, 1940 and had been a resident of Lee Creek since 1993.

John will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Christina; Children, Hank (Linda) Overeem, Rose (Phil) Lesowski, Bob (Tina) Overeem, Carolyn (Peter) Kwong and Heather (Doug) Sytsma; fifteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.

A graveside service was held in Mount Ida Cemetery on Saturday, December 28th at 11:00 am. The funeral service followed at the Cornerstone Christian Reformed Church at 1:00 pm, with Pastor Peter Stellingwerff officiating.

If so desired, contributions in memory of John may be made to The Leprosy Mission Canada, 90 Allstate Parkway, Suite 200, Markham, Ontario, L3R 6H3 or World Renew-Canada, 3475 Mainway, Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8. 

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Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.

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