Dec 26, 1937 – Jan 2, 2017
Theo the Butcher,
A fountain of useful information,
always willing to help out.
Theodore Thewis Wiersma passed away peacefully in his home on January 2nd, 2017. He was born December 26, 1937 in Burgwerd Friesland, The Netherlands. In 1957, Theo and his brother Bill came to Canada and settled in the Lethbridge/Iron Spring area. From there, he moved north to Dawson Creek, then to Fernie and Cranbrook. In 1978 he met his wife Donna, they moved to Golden in 1982 and raised their family on the Seward farm homestead.
Theodore is survived by his wife, Donna Louise; six children: Murray (Laura) Ryan, Jason Theo (Kate) Wiersma, Alvin May, Wayne (Maxine) May, Chandra (Stacey) Kraus, Jonathan (Alana) Wiersma; 18 grandchildren: Emily, Julia, Murray, Cortney, Joshua, Cali, Tori, Kristi, Colten, Brody, Laressa, Hayden, Sabrina, Tyrin, Sophia, Theodore, Charlie and Jack and one great granddaughter Brooklyn Tim; five siblings: Folkje, Tiny (Bauke), Tette (Jennie) in Holland, Bill and Al (Diane) in Alberta and closest nephews, Shane Seward, Wybren and Thewis Wiersma.
The funeral service is to be held at Golden Baptist Church, Saturday, January 7th at 2:00 pm with interment following in the Golden Community Cemetery.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to Theo’s family by viewing his obituary at:
Hindman Bowers Funeral Home