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"BEK" 2006 Obituary


BEKERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-03 published
On May 29, 2006, at the Bluewater Health, Mitton site in Sarnia at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Robert TURNBULL. Dear mother of Janet (George ALLAN), Dorothy, Judith, and Jim (Sue CLARKE.) Loving grandmother of David ALLAN, Sara ALLAN (Clive COOK), Samantha WEBB (Steve CONDREY), Simon WEBB, Nadia BEKERMAN (Spencer DEVECSERI), Daniel BEKERMAN, Anna BEKERMAN, Jeremy TURNBULL, Gillian TURNBULL, Blake TURNBULL, and Rory TURNBULL. Special great-grandmother of Sadie and Max COOK and Dylan and Benjamin DEVECSERI. Fond aunt and great-aunt of many. Predeceased by her sister Christina ROWE and her brother George SUTHERLAND. Daughter of the late William and Sarah (SAUNDERS) SUTHERLAND, Mabel grew up on the family farm at Massie, Ontario. She entered the University of Toronto at 15 and graduated with a degree in mathematics and physics at 19 in 1929. A gifted teacher, she taught high school mathematics in Cayuga, Ontario, before her marriage to Robert TURNBULL in 1935. Mabel spent most of her married life in Beauharnois, Quebec, and was happy to resume her teaching career there in the late fifties. When widowed in 1983, she moved to Sarnia and continued the tradition of spending every summer at the family cottage on Lake Joseph in Muskoka. In accordance with Mabel's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be arranged at a future date at St. Edward's Presbyterian Church cemetery in Beauharnois, Quebec, where she will rest with her dear husband. Arrangements entrusted to McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 519-344-3131. Donations in Mabel's memory may be made to Bluewater Health Foundation, 89 Norman Street, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 6S3. Messages of condolences and memories may be left at

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BEKKE 2006-01-09 published
NOELS, Constance " Connie" Bernice (JACKSON)
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital on January 7, 2006, with family members present, Constance (Connie) Bernice NOELS (JACKSON) of Grand Bend in her 63rd year. She was the beloved wife of Gordon NOELS, mother of Brent and his friend, Kim TASKER of London, Craig of Whistler, British Columbia and Erin of Exeter. Sister of Patricia BEKKE and her husband, Harry of Vancouver, British Columbia, Linda NORTON and her husband, Robert, of London and George JACKSON and his wife, Anita, of LaRonge, Saskatchewan. Survived by a sister-in-law, Margaret JACKSON of London; Connie is also survived by brother-in-law Donald NOELS and his wife, Helen of Fergus and sister-in -- law, Mona DERYK and her husband, Peter of Grand Bend. Connie also enjoyed a close relationship with many nieces, nephews and Friends. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Hazel JACKSON, and brother, David JACKSON. Connie was very active in volunteer work both in London and Grand Bend. She enjoyed her work with the Thames Valley Children's Centre and Community Living-South Huron. She also was very involved with the Tourism Office in Grand Bend. Connie was a member of Saint John's by the Lake Anglican Church in Grand Bend where a private family service will be conducted by The Reverend Father Bill WARD on Thursday, January 12th at 11: 00 a.m. Friends and relatives will be received in the Terrace Room of Oakwood Inn, Grand Bend, commencing at 1: 00 p.m. A celebration of Connie's life will begin at 2: 00 p.m. followed by a reception. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to Community Living-South Huron, Box 29, Dashwood, Ontario, N0M 1N0 would be appreciated. The family wishes to thank all the staff of the Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care Unit who were so gracious and kind. We also wish to thank everyone for their support, flowers, and good wishes during Connie's long hospital stay. C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, Lucan (227-4211) entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through

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BEKKERING 2006-05-27 published
WYMENGA, Eeuwe " Joe"
Of Saint Thomas, on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Lucratia Adriane (NAGELKERKE) WYMENGA and the late Wietske (ELZINGA) WYMENGA. Dear father of George and his wife Tilly WYMENGA of Saint Thomas and Wilco and Betty WYMENGA of Strathroy and dear step-father of Angie (husband late Ray LEGROS) of Thunder Bay and Wilma and her husband Hank BEKKERING of British Columbia. Loved grandfather of Nathan and friend Crystal, Gregory, Tricia and fiancé Craig, Mark and his wife Melissa, Rebekah and partner John BROOKS, Joel and fiancée Jenn, Michael and his wife Cheryl, Kevin and his wife Jenny, Jane and her husband Mark, Eric and his wife Fabian and Ellen. Sadly missed by a number of great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Al, Roel, Op, Reen, Joukje, Meint and the late Ray, Jake and Sjouke. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Eeuwe "Joe" was born in Holland on August 21, 1915, the son of the late Gjalt and Grietje (RIEMERSMA) WYMENGA. He came to Canada in 1948 and worked at Merlin Motors, Iron Foundry and then farmed. He was an original member of the First Christian Reformed Church and was active throughout his life, sang in the choir, was on Church Counsel, was involved in the London Christian School, Redeemer College and the Saint Thomas Christian School. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Wednesday afternoon and then to the First Christian Reformed Church for funeral service at 1: 30 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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