Ekkel – Janna Ekkel passed away on January 22. 1983 in the Brooks Auxiliary Hospital at the age of 92 years.
She was born in Hellendoorn, Netherlands on July 31, 1890 and married John Henderik Ekkel on May 18, 1916 residing at Nyverdel, Holland.
They came to Canada in 1949 to Iron Springs, then to Brooks in 1965, residing at the Newell Nursing Home since December 1975.
She was predeceased by her husband Henderik in 1946, two daughters, Hendrika in 1926; Mrs. Hendrikge von Egmond in 1975; one son Genit in 1945; and two brothers.
She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Johanna Zwiers of Holland; Mrs. Jerrie ter Avest of Battle Creek, Michigan; Mrs: Henrietta Duenk of Brooks, Alberta; three sons: Henry of Kamloops, B.C.; .John of Holland; and Marinus of Iron Springs; 27 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and one sister in Holland.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 27, 1983 at 2 p.m. at the Christian Reform Church, Brooks. Reverend Joe Veltman officiating. Interment to follow in the Brooks Cemetery.
If friends desire donations may be made to the Canadian World Home Bible League.