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Freerk " Fred" Hemmes
June 30, 1923 - June 29, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">On June 29, 2016 Fred passed away peacefully with his family by his side. It would have been June 30, 2016 in the Netherlands so he made it to his 93rd birthday.<br><br>He is survived by his children: Rita (Jim) Davis, Marianne (Bryan) Blanchet, Fred Hemmes Jr., Linda (Don) Kobewka, John Hemmes; grandchildren: Jaeson (Nancy), Alexis (Mike), Taylor (Sierra), Meagan, Landon (Julia), Fraser, Cassidi, Jarrett, Cameron (Danie), Bryanna, Stuart; eight great grandchildren; brothers & sisters living in Netherlands & Australia: Bert, Lou, Gretha, Coba, Albert, Hans. <br>Fred was predeceased by his wife, Aaltje (Aly); Son, Harvey; Daughter Freda (Rob) McDougall , brothers & sisters: Hemmo, Hendrik, Grietje, Rieki, Kieni, Harm and Geertje. <br><br>Our father/Opa was a gentleman and gentle man who was well known as a volunteer, gardener, woodworker and traveler. He came to Canada from the Netherlands in 1948, met Aly in 1954, also from the Netherlands. Together they raised 7 children and both worked and volunteered in the community.<br><br>Viewing will take place 1:00 pm Sunday, July 3 at Glenwood Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home 52356 Range Road 232, Sherwood Park.<br><br>A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 on Saturday July 9, 2016 at the Dutch Canadian Club 13312 142 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5L 4T3. <br><br>Memorial donations in Fred’s name may be made to the Salvation Army 10 Main Blvd, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 3W8. <br><br></div>