Kornelis "Kor" Keizer passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the age of 80. Kor was born December 11, 1935 to Schelte and Antje (Dykman) Keizer in Oude Bildtzyl, Friesland, Holland. Kornelis married Anna Valk on December 19, 1954. Together they immigrated to Canada where they lived and worked in Edmonton for eight years, then the family immigrated to Artesia, CA before moving to Lynden in 1969. Kor and Ann were dairy farmers for many years. They had four children. He was an avid fisherman especially enjoying lake fishing and camping. He looked forward to Wednesday's cattle barn sale to see which cattle were up for sale and visit his many friends. Kor is survived by his wife of 61 years Ann; children Jerry (Nelva), George (Sherry), Elizabeth "Liz" (Wes) Vander Pol, and Annette (Ed) Kooistra; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren with three more on the way. Also two sisters and four brothers all in Holland; and brother in law Dick Dykstra of Chilliwack. He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and Ann's siblings and spouses. The family wished to thank the staff at Mt. Baker Kidney Center and North Cascade Health Center for their love and care of dad. Also our many friends who stopped by to visit and give encouragement. Contributions may be given to Mt. Baker Kidney Center, 410 Birchwood Ave Ste 100, Bellingham, WA 98225. A time of visitation and viewing will be 5 to 7 pm, Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Gillies Funeral Home, 202 Front St., Lynden. Graveside committal will be 10:15 am, Thursday, March 31 at Monumenta Cemetery followed by an 11 am Memorial service at Faith Community Church, 586 Birch Bay Lynden Rd, Lynden with Robert Woodyard officiating of First Christian Reformed Church. You are invited to share your memories in the online guestbook at www.gilliesfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lynden.
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Published in Bellingham Herald on Mar. 27, 2016