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January 30, 1937 — February 18, 2012

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jack Zyderveld, after many years of being a quadriplegic (55.6 years).  He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Hendrika; two sons: Leonard (Doreen) of Olds, AB, John of Kelowna; five grandchildren: Terry (Elizabeth and Nicholas) of Calgary, Jeremy and Angela (Jackson and Walker) of Olds, AB, Katrina and Justin (Natasha) of Olds, AB, Chris and Sebina of Calgary and Leslie of Vancouver.

Predeceased by one daughter Joanne Susie and his parents Leo and Maaike Zyderveld.

Jack was born in H.I. Ambacht, Holland.  He emigrated to Canada with his parents, two sisters and brother in 1949.  They moved to Lethbridge, AB from there to Sundre and Olds, Alberta.  After his marriage to Hendrika in 1957, they moved to Red Deer and in 1974 onto Kelowna, BC.  Jack loved his wife and family and enjoyed many a good times with his family and friends.  He also enjoyed the Okanagan Valley and surrounding area.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the Ridgeview Evangelical Church, 1097 Hollywood Road, Kelowna, BC, with interment to follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation – Respiratory Unit, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2.

Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Ridgeview Evangelical Church

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Service Details

The service for ZYDERVELD, Jack is scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Ridgeview Evangelical Church

1097 Hollywood Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Julien Bilodeau says:

    Our deepest sympathy Hendrika, to you and your family, on the passing of Jack. Jack was an inspiration to me all the years I knew him. I will keep you and Jack in my prayers on the 23rd

  • Holly Ferbey says:

    Dear Hendrika, Len and John. I wish I could be with you but know that my thoughts, prayers and love go out to you all. He was an awesome inspiration. Holly

  • Lorna M says:

    I am sorry for your loss,Jack was an inspiration and a great friend. He taught me so much about what’s really important in life. I really loved working with Jack and family and will miss Jack

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