Deunk, Grace

Deunk, GranceDeunk – Mrs. Grace Deunk of Brooks passed away on July 13, 1997 at the age of 73 years. Born on June 12, 1923 in DeWijk, Holland, Grace came to Canada in 1948 to Iron Springs, Alberta. She married John Henry Deunk on Nov. 17, 1954 in Brooks and together they farmed in Scandia until his death in 1966. Grace moved to Brooks in the fall of that year and resided here since. Grace was self employed for many years and had worked at Brooks Health Centre on the Support Staff from 1979 until retiring in 1985. She was predeceased by her husband John on July 24, 1966, her daugh­ter Joanne on Feb. 5, 1969 and a brother Tim on Aug. 5, 1983. Grace is survived by her children Joe and his wife Grace of Leduc, Laureen Hagg of Brooks, John and his wife Val of Brooks, and Richard and his wife Shelly of Brooks; 13 grandchildren; sisters Jenny (Evert) Borkent of Brooks and Henny (Henry) Dronkelaar of Picture Butte; brothers John (Agnes) Slomp of Brooks and Henry (Willemien) Slomp of Picture Butte; sister-in-law Gepke Slomp of Coaldale as well as numerous nieces and nephews.Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. from the Christian Reformed Church, Brooks. Rev. Jake Corvers officiated. Honorary pallbearers were all her many friends. Active pallbearers were Harry Borkent, John Deunk, Karl Slomp, Art Dronkelaar and Gerald Slomp. Interment followed at Brooks Cemetery. If friends desire, memorial tribute may be made to either Brooks Health Centre Nursing Home Bag 300 Brooks,Alberta TlR OG30r a char­ity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home.