It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Sjeeuwke (George) Rypkema at Polson Multi-Level Extended Care Unit on Father’s Day, June 20, 2004 at the age of 79 years. He was born in Holland on January 18, 1925 and immigrated to Canada in 1952. He was predeceased by his wife Regina on May 29, 2003 and is survived by 4 children, one daughter Petra Holmberg of Vernon, and three sons, Meindert (Donna) of Armstrong, George of Sicamous, and John of Vernon. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Darcy, Travis, Ryan, Sabrina and Michelle as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family in Canada and Holland. At his request there will be no public funeral service but a private family gathering will be held. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (1-250-542-1187)

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