Franciscus Johannes KERKLAAN


Franciscus Johannes

1929 – 2012

Frans, beloved husband of Dymphna, passed away on November 5, 2012, at the age of 83 years. Frans was born on February 21, 1929, in Scheidam, Holland. He met Dymphna, his wife of 60 years, while working as a merchant marine in Holland. They immigrated to Canada in 1957 and settled in Alberta. Frans worked his way up the ranks and ended his career as a first class steam engineer at the Rimbey Gas Plant. Frans and Dymphna had eight children and he is lovingly remembered as a devoted husband and father. Frans will be sadly missed by Dymphna Kerklaan of Red Deer, Peter (Lorraine) Kerklaan of Rainbow Lake, Annette (Ted) Rutherglen of Leduc, Herman (Sundie) Kerklaan of Bluffton, Frans (Kim) Kerklaan Jr. of Edson, Paul (Tracy) Kerklaan of Red Deer, Charles (Joanne) Kerklaan of Tofield, Ina (Marc) Kerklaan-Levesque of Toronto, ON, Tom (Kelly) Kerklaan of Calgary and Irene Kerklaan of Rocky Mountain House, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Memorial Service for the late Frans Kerklaan will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Bluffton Community Hall. Condolences for the late Franciscus Kerklaan may be forwarded to the family by visiting

Arrangements entrusted to

Valeri Watson


4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer.

Phone (403) 347-2222.

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