Suddenly, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Saturday, April 21, 2018 of Exeter in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Sjoukje (Shirley) (Boersma) Branderhorst (2015) for over 58 years. Dear father of Joyce and Jim Pelley of Exeter, Beverly Hovius of Hensall, Richard and Jennifer Branderhorst of Fullarton, Lori and Darren Atkinson of London, and Michael and Joanne Branderhorst of Exeter. Dear grandfather of Jill and Chris, Jaclyn and Richard; Melinda and Brian, Stephanie and Bob, Jacob and Ricki, and Ben and Tristen; Aaron, Ashley and Tim, Lindsay and Karl, Craig and Olivia, Emily; Eric and Holly, Lisa and Jared, Jenna and Lachlan, Julie and Mike, Lauren and Bobby; Hannah, Matthew, Nathan and Leah. Also survived by 16 great-grandchildren. Dear son of the late Gerrit and Anneke Branderhorst. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Gerrit (dec.) and Corrie (dec.) Branderhorst, Marie (dec.) and Lambert (dec.) Vanderbeek, Piet (dec.) and Ria Branderhorst, Nick (dec.) and Nell (dec.) Branderhorst, Cornie (dec.) and Margarget (dec.) Branderhorst, Jane (dec.) and Henk Van Giessen, Reda (dec.) and Ed (dec.) Plate, Dorothy and Ekke (dec.) DeVries, John (dec.) and Peta Branderhorst, Wilma and Lourens Kodde, and Annie and Dave Koning. Fondly remembered by the Boersma family.
Friends may call at the Exeter Christian Reformed Church, 330 Huron Street West, Exeter on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held at the Exeter Christian Reformed Church on Friday, April 27th at 11 AM with Pastor Kevin teBrake officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery.
Donations to Huron Christian School, Clinton would appreciated by the family. Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220) entrusted with arrangements.
Eimert van der Beek
Herewith also our sincery condolances on your father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a nephew of my late father Gerrit van der Beek from Genderen.
Alex & Dymphie Veens, Seaforth
To all the Branderhorst family, we are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed talking to Bert.
Our thoughts are with you all.
Rick and Jen and Families-sorry to hear of the loss of Bert. Thinking of you all at this time and trust that all the good memories over the years will ease the sorrow .Prayers are with you all. Marilyn Waldeck and Family
Dave & Deb Chappel
Sending our sincerest condolences to all the Branderhorst family on the sudden loss of your Dad and Grandpa. Hold all your treasured memories close to your hearts.
Mike & Leanne Restemayer
We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
My deepest sympathies.
My condolences to the Branderhorst family, May all your beautiful memories carry you through these dark days, he and Shirley will always be with you…
Rob & Charlotte Burnham
Our deepest condolences.Our thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time.
Diane Flynn (nee Vanneste)
So sad to hear of this news. Thinking of all of the family at this time.
Eugene and Linda Webber
To Bert’s family, especially Bev:
Words, however kind, can’t mend your heartache, but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends. Whenever l was at the Villa to play bingo with the residents, he always said ( What l thought) it was a waste of time like watching wallpaper dry. Hugs Linda and Eugene
Bev, Stephanie, Bob and Jaden,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bert. I am honoured to have known and cared for him at the Exeter Villa. He was such a gentleman. I will miss playing the spoons with him!
Hugs to you all!!
Allan & Gail Reid
Our sincere sympathy to the Branderhorst Family, thinking of you.
Joanne (deHaan) Abolt
Very sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your dad. Will be thinking of all of you in the days and weeks ahead as you grieve and remember.
Greg & Brenda Dayman
Bev & All the Family……So sorry for your Loss! Thinking of You!
Dave and Karen Hill
Dear Jim, Joyce and family; Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your father. sincerely Dave n Karen Hill
Thinking of you at this sad time and sending my condolences.
Brad Dietrich & Shari Becker
Bev, Stephanie & Jaden and family
We are very sorry to hear of your father, grandfather and great grandfathers sudden passing. Please know we’re thinking off you all and send our condolences. Hold your memories close.
Northcrest Board of Directors
The Northcrest Board of Directors extends its sincere condolences to the entire Branderhorst family for your sudden and tragic loss. We fondly recall Bert’s years of service to Northcrest – always a bright light and a valued member of the team. May he rest in peace, forever in the arms of the Lord.
Bert and Sjoukje were very dear and generous friends to my Mom. All of you are in my thoughts.
Richard and Family
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Please take comfort knowing that many are thinking of you and your family at this very difficult time.
Phil de Haan
So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He was a good man and our family enjoyed getting to know him over the years. May he Rest In Peace and may you all have many opportunities to share what he meant to you and to remember him well.
Phil de Haan
Shane & Angela Tesser
Joyce, Jim & Family
I am sorry to hear of your loss . I was fortunate to have met your Lambert only a couple of times, each meeting was very memorable. A strong hand shake, gentle demeanor and a great sense of humor.
I fondly remember the last meeting where I was given a simple life lesson from him that I would like to share. When I offered my condolences to him at the loss of his wife I asked him “you were married for so many years, what is the secret to a long happy marriage”?
His response: ” when you choose a spouse you gotta be picky, make sure you pick a good one and everything else in life will be easy”……..I couldn’t Argue.
Joyce I miss you a ton, and know that this is hard. I want you all to know that I am here for you and you will all be in my mind, heart, thoughts and prayers.
Mark, Karen & Claire Tuckey
Joyce, Jim, Jill and Jaclyn
Sorry to hear about your dad and grandfather.
We are thinking about you and send our condolences during this difficult time.
Easy Building Products
Dear Branderhorst Family and Friends:
We are thinking of you all during this difficult time. We will miss Bert’s visits to us here at the plant. He always had a funny story or joke to tell. He was a very kind man. May you find comfort in your memories. God Bless.
All of us here at Easy Building Products
Joanne van Wieren
Sorry to hear about your loss. May God strengthen you all in these hard times. I will be thinking of you all in my prayers.
Sherrie Broderick/Larry Ballantyne
Dear Joyce and Branderhorst Family
So very sorry for you to suffer through such an timely passing. Lost was your opportunity to say goodbye.
My heart aches for you. Sending deepest condolences. May your shared memories of this loving man provide some lift your heart during this time of grief.
Harry Arts Sr.
My deepest sympathy to the family at this difficult time.
Tony Susan Arts & Family
We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the entire Branderhorst family for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will cherish the fond memories we have of a great man.
Tony Susan Arts & Family
Mike, Joanne and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Nina Knee and family
Chuck & Pam Ross
Joyce & Jim,
We were so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. You’re in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.
Joyce, Jim and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family at this very sad time.
Cathie (Sim) Alexander
So sorry to hear of Berts passing. We will miss him at the villa… won’t be the same there without him.Thinking of all his family and friends
Janet & Frank Winters,Curtis,Carly &Harrison
Bert and Shirly were our next door neighbours for almost 25 years. They were like another set of grandparents to our kids. We will always remember Bert for the jokes he told us in the driveway. Years ago when he had a stroke it took about 9 months before the jokes returned…we were so happy when they did. Every once in a while he would repeat a joke. He would always say…did I tell you this one…we loved hearing it again. Bert always had a positive outlook and loved his family. He took great pride in his home and the many different bicycles he rode over the years. We watched him train on his last bike…electric bike…so he could leave our block and venture out to Tim Hortons or Huron Restaurant. Eventually it became a series of scooters. It’s comforting knowing Shirly and Bert are together and Bert made this world a better place, but…we sure will miss him.
he was such a sweet man will miss him
Marsha and Bernie Miedema
Dear Joyce and Jim, Bev, Rick and Jen, Lori and Darren, Mike and Joanne and families. Your father had a special place in my heart. He was a funny man and loved to tell his jokes with that twinkle in his eyes. He was a kind man and was so encouraging for the many years Sue and I led the mixed choir. He will be missed by so many! Bernie and I send our condolences to all of you and your families at this time.
Bev, Stephanie, Bob & Jaden,
May God give you comfort and peace during this hard time and the moments that lay ahead. He was a wonderful man who always had humour in his ways. I loved that he always knew I was a Kinsman…so special.
Huge hugs to everyone and know you are in my thoughts and prayers. He will be looking down upon you now protecting you all.
Pam Shapton and family
Lynn, Rick, Brian & Sarah Hope
Hannah, we are extremely sorry to learn of the loss of your grandfather. We cannot even begin to imagine the extreme emotional agony you are feeling right now. Our hearts are breaking for you and your family. Our thoughts will be with you, now and in the days and weeks ahead. Hugs to you all
Jacqui & Charlie Regier
Dear Joyce, Jim and Families, sorry to read about the passing of you beloved Father and Grandfather . he will be missed by all who knew and loved him , you are in out thoughts and prayers at this difficult time, with Sympathy, Jacqui & Charlie Regier
To the entire family my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time at the passing of your father. God has taken him to be with his beloved wife but know they are now holding hands and watching over their children grand children and great grandchildren.. I always enjoyed serving Bert a long time ago when I worked at the Burkley .
Barry and Melonie Miller
Bev and family..
Barry and I are thinking about you and your family Bev… a nice man and a dad, grandpa and friend to many…
Hopefully be meets my dad and they can play a little music with their harmonicas …
Take care and keep your loved ones close????????????
Barry and Melonie
Dear Bev and Family Our sympathy to you and all the family We would often visit with Bert at Tim Horton’s he. was a great man and loved to tell many stories. Sincerely Wayne and Nancy Pearce
Dave Frayne and Cathy Cade
To Bert’s family: We are saddened to learn of Bert’s passing.
Our thoughts are with all of you, during this difficult time.
Mike and JoAnne Pickering
Bev and family so sorry for the sudden loss of your father!! Keep your memories close to help you through this sad time!! Mike and JoAnne Pickering
Bev and family,
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ????????????
Sending my condolences to the family. I will have a lot of fond memories of looking after your Dad at the Rest Home of the Exeter Villa. We will miss his jokes, his many stories, and his smiling face. Also he loved to play the harmonica to the residents. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Denise Troyer & Ralph Batten
You are in our thoughts and hearts on the loss of your wonderful father.
Sending a hug.
Denise & Ralph
Barbara DePenning--Pella, IA
Extending my deepest heartfelt sympathy to you. Reflect on your many fond memories and I know you have many.
Your parents were certainly special people.
Love and Prayers,
Jim, Linda Ferguson and family
Dear Branderhorst Family
Our thoughts and hearts are with you on the loss of Bert….we always enjoyed the random opportunities we had to chat.
Sending a hug to all.
Joyce, Jim,Jill & Jaclyn
My Sympathy in the loss of your Dad & Grandpa
Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Harold and Lida DeVries
So sorry to hear about Your dad’s passing , we certainly will miss him in church, and also singing in the villa when we sing there.
So sorry we cannot attend the funeral and help with to luncheon since we are in Alberta .we pray that God will comfort you !
Prayers for you and your family. During this difficult time, i pray you will have fond memories to reflect on and to distract you from your grief. Your work family is thinking of you.
Sorry for your loss with Uncle Bert. He is in a better place now and he is sitting with the Lord. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Also thoughts and prayers from Tante Ria
Doug and Judy Dalrymple
To all of Bert’s family
Doug and I were so sorry to hear about Bert.I know this is a very sad and difficult time for all of you.You have our deepest sympathy.
Doug and Judy Dalrymple
To Bert’s family
Sincere sympathy in your great loss. May you experience God’s peace and comfort.
Bev and Family
So sorry to read of your Dads unfortunate passing. We first met Lambert at the Exeter Villa when he become a resident and he was playing his Harmonica which was enjoyed by all. He truly will be missed by many. Cherish all the good times and laughter and hold them close to your heart.
Doug and Margaret Thomson
So sorry to hear of the loss of dear Uncle Bert.
Big hugs to all of you. May each one of you lean on the Lord through this difficult time.
Brad & Anne Mousseau
Sending our most heartfelt condolences to all Bert’s loved ones. So sorry to hear of his passing. Bert served on the board at Northcrest Seniors’ Apts in Hensall, in years past. He had such a wonderful sense of humour & always had a story. Cherish the happy memories. Keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers.
Barb & Milt Dietrich
Our sincere condolences on the sudden passing of your Father, Opa and great Opa. “Memories are keepsakes, treasure them forever”.
Joyce and Bev So sorry for your loss, thinking of you at this difficult time.