ZWAAGSTRA, Sjoerd (Joe)
Born: June 11, 1954.
Joe Zwaagstra was passed from the arms of his adoring wife, Laurel, into the loving arms of Jesus on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 while surrounded by his children Tracy Nicole (Nikki), Jason Sjouke, Kyle Evan and Joshua Noel, and other family members. Joe will be remembered for his integrity, his quick wit, his deep love for and commitment to his wife, children and family, but most of all for his rock solid faith in his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, in whose grip he remained throughout his life. He will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Sjouke and Tine Zwaagstra, from Winfield, B.C. His brothers John (Cynthia) and David (Sherry) and sister Shirley (Harry Byl) will miss his strategic influence. His many nieces and nephews will miss his stories, jokes, and mind games. He was deeply loved and respected by his extended family. He was held in high regard by his friends, co-workers, and business associates. Joe was passionate in all things and was greatly loved by all. A Celebration of his Life was held on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 2:00 pm at the Kelowna Christian Reformed Church, 239 Glenmore Road, Kelowna, B.C. Donations may be made in Joe’s memory to The Canadian Cancer Society (Melanoma Research), 1633 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1P6. A gift in living memory of Joe will be made to “Holding Hands for Hospice” by Springfield Funeral Home. 250-860-7077.