Corny (Korstiaan) BIESBROEK of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Rita (Wevers), passed away peacefully on August 3, 2019, at the age of 92 years.
Corny was born March 10th, 1927 in Hendrik -Ido- Ambacht, The Netherlands. After spending 3 years in the Royal Dutch Navy he immigrated to Canada in 1951 and in 1954 met the love of his life in Coaldale, Alberta. Corny began working at Ellison Milling in various capacities until he had a serious work-related accident in 1985. He also spent many nights after his regular job bartending for special events at Erickson's Restaurant. Corny was always ready to give a helping hand to whoever needed it. He liked to pass the time playing cards, watching Stampede Wrestling and hockey. He was a faithful member of the First Christian Reformed Church of Lethbridge. Corny enjoyed being with his family and was concerned about each and every one of them right up to his passing.
Besides his loving wife of 64 years he is survived by his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Jeanette & Sid Sandstra, Gordon & Jo-Anne Biesbroek, Debbie Biesbroek, Pamela & Gerald Flim, Richard & Kathryn Sandstra (Teagan,Erica & Benjamin), Jennifer & Paul Houle (Selena, Xander, Aliyah & Evangeline), Cory & Kelsey Sandstra (Connor & Kearsten), Timothy Sandstra, Tara & Cody Lowry (Hannah & Matt Kaup, Annaliese, Abigail, Adeline & Thaddeus Kaup, Syliva Calver, Ryanne Calver), Matthew & Deneen Biesbroek,Stuart & Krystal Biesbroek (Lochlann & Kahleia), Tennille Biesbroek & Bryan McCallum, Reuben Flim, Joshua Flim and Lucas Flim.
Corny was predeceased by an infant son Maurice; parents Cornelius & Geertruida; brother Bill; brothers-in-law Wim, Arie, Al & Leonard. Corny is also survived by his brother Kees; his sisters Jannie Lenie, Christine and Gerie. He will also be fondly remembered by the huge extended family.
Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 9:00pm on Friday, August 16, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Celebration of Corny Biesbroek's life will be held at 1:00pm, on Saturday August 17, 2019, at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011-4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Jim Zondervan officiating. For those unable to attend, live streaming of the service will be available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4OCuZjovgE
A Private Family graveside service will be held prior at Archmount Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations can be made to Rehoboth Christian Ministries, Box 1312 Coaldale Alberta, T1M 1N1.