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August 26, 2022

1937-2022 ~
With peace, grace and dignity, Andy Buruma passed away at home on Friday, August 26, 2022 at the age of 85. While we are saddened by his passing, we are thankful for a life well lived and wonderful memories.
Andy was born in Blija, Friesland (Netherlands), the youngest in a family of 13 children. He immigrated from Holland when he was 21, making Red Deer home...a city he was incredibly proud of, where he had success in many business ventures and supported his community in many ways.
Andy will be lovingly remembered by his children Bruce (Ryan) and Ramona, grandson Andrew (Amber) and great-granddaughter Thea. He was predeceased by his loving wife Grace in 2010. Andy is fondly remembered by the large extended Buruma and Veninga families across Canada and the Netherlands. He had a close bond with his brother-in-law, Merle and the Oosterhoff family, here in Red Deer.
Visitation will take place at Eventide Funeral Home on Friday, September 16 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
A Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, September 17 at 11:00 a.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 4708 Ross Street.
Donations in memory of Andy can be made to the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation.
Condolences may be left for the family at

Eventide Funeral Chapels

Service Details

Celebration of Life
Saturday, September 17, 2022
11:00 AM
Knox Presbyterian Church, 4708 Ross Street