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"LIVE, Love, Laugh" MEINEMA 1949 – 2009 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, brother and friend, Henry Meinema. Henry left this world far too soon on Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 doing what he loved to do… riding through the mountains on his motorcycle with the love of his life behind him. Henry was born on February 14th, 1949 in St. Anna, The Netherlands. He married Val Wright the love of his life in 1973. Henry and Val lived in Red Deer for the past thirty-five years. Henry began his career working for Flint in 1969. Henry was an entrepreneur throughout the past thirty years he and Val ran two successful businesses; Action Trenching and Ryvan Enterprises. Henry was involved with Red Deer Minor Hockey for over twenty years. He coached the Red Deer Elks, making a very significant impact on team players. He co-managed the Optimist Chiefs for four years which resulted in going to the Air Canada Cup three times, winning two silver medals. He played on and sponsored slow pitch, flag football and various hockey teams. Henry’s love of life, his contagious laughter, and his caring and compassionate spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved him. When we think of Henry there will always be a story to share, a saying to repeat and a memory to make us smile. He will be sadly missed and remembered by his loving wife; Val, his siblings; Elmer (Linda) Meinema, Clarence (Teena) Meinema, Jake (Anne) Meinema, John Meinema, Nel (Fred) Heim, Peter (Jeanette) Meinema, Bob (Deb) Meinema, Ron (Darlene) Meinema, Paul (Myra) Meinema, Connie Meinema, a sister-in-law, Carolyn (Ted) Dickie, a brother-in-law, Dave (Lucy) Wright, along with numerous nieces, nephews and loving friends. He was predeceased by his beloved parents John and Jacoba Meinema as well as his sister Greta and Val's parents Norm and Dorothy Wright. We will miss you so much Henry "It's way too late to start hurrying – the doings gonna get done." Relatives and friends are encouraged to come and pay their respects and share memories with the family at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer, Alberta, on Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at CrossRoads Church located at 32nd Avenue and Queen Elizabeth II Highway, Red Deer, Alberta on Friday September 4th, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation entrusted to the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer. Donations in Henry’s memory may be made directly to KidSport Canada Box 36107 Lakeview RPO Calgary, Alberta T3E 7C6, www.kidssport.ab.ca. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Service and Cremation Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone (403)347-2222.


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