John (Jan) Broersma

November 8, 1925 to April 21, 2010

John, dear husband of Helen;

precious father for: Rose (Jack) Vissers,

Andy (Henrietta) Broersma,

Rob (Deborah) Broersma, Victoria Broersma;

special Grandfather for: (Amy) Trevor, Jason (Laura), Julie, Ryan (Danielle), Stephenie (Colin), Michael (Cyndi), Christy (Luke), Sherri (Ben), Chelsea (Gary), Chantelle, James (Sarah-Jane), Jessica (Jon), Andrea, Kelsey (Daniel) and

super special Great-grandfather for: Brandon, Joshua, Anika, Noah, Nicholas, Madison, Micah, Mackenzie, Caleb, Hanna, Amos, Levi, Caylee, Ari.

John went to his eternal home at 9:56 a.m. Wednesday April 21, 2010 at Hospice House in Vernon, B.C.

John celebrated 58 years of marriage on March 12, 2010. Diagnosed with cancer March 18, 2010, Dad and Mom both had to process so much in such a short period of time. Dad and Mom both said right from the start “only the Lord knows” and “we will take it one step at a time”. So Dad’s journey towards eternal life continued daily with the Bible verse “Be strong and courageous, Do not be terrified, Do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you where ever you go.”

— Joshua 1:9.

On April 26, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. a graveside service will be held for family members at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. A Celebration of John’s life will be held at Easthill Community Church – 3605 12th Street at 11:00 a.m. for family and friends.

In lieu of flowers we would request donations to Hospice House – Vernon, B.C.

E-mail condolences and memories to share may be sent to: vissersconstruction@shaw.ca