It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Egbert “Eppy” Veldman on March 7, 2020 at the Crowsnest Pass Continuing Care Centre, Blairmore, AB. He was 70 years of age. Eppy was born in Klazienaveen, Netherlands on June 19, 1949 to parents Jan and Wimke Veldman. He was only two years old when his family immigrated to Canada where he spent the majority of his youth in Burmis Camp. In 1965 his family moved to the Crowsnest Pass which became his permanent home. Here, he raised his own family and became an integral part of the community.
When Eppy wasn’t hard at work, he enjoyed gardening, going on picnics, working on classic vehicles and attending auctions and car shows, but his true love was his family. He was never happier than when he was with his family - especially at large gatherings. Fond memories of Eppy will live on in the hearts of those he leaves behind.
Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life are his daughters, Amanda “Mandy” Jane Dirk (Kristian Aubin), Julie Marie Williams (Steve Emery); his stepdaughters, Cheryl (Ed), Linda (Doug), Tiela (Scott); his grandchildren, Jerica Williams (Curtis Biehn), Joshua Eppy Williams, Paige Frederick, Payton Kay Dirk (Tanner Smaniotto), Zane Campbell and Ocean Bitternose; his brothers, Henry Veldman (Laura) and Harry Veldman (Sanya); his sisters, Jean Veldman, Margaret Veldman and June Veldman; his nephew, Brandon Veldman; his nieces, Jessica Andrews (Adam) and Maya Veldman; as well as his extended family and many friends. Eppy was predeceased by his wife, Angelina Veldman and his parents, Jan and Wimke Veldman.
A private family graveside service will be held with Henry Veldman, Harry Veldman, Steven Emery, Josh Williams, Curtis Biehn and Rex Thomas serving as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by Back to God Ministries International (www.backtogod.net/donate-canada/). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555
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