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Johannes John Oostenbrink

April 18, 1950 - March 1, 2014


After 63 years living on terra firma, I, John Oostenbrink, have transferred my residence to the Kingdom of Heaven. The transfer comes as no surprise as my material has been sent for decades. This material with the Master Builder, Jesus Christ has provided a mansion. The property and citizenship was previously paid for by the blood of Christ. There are no mortgages, no taxes, no insurance; it is completely debt free, and all utilities have been paid for eternity. It is situated in a beautiful neighbourhood where all the resident are called Saints. The city is located in a gated community, and if you know Jesus Christ, I will greet you just inside the gate.
John Oostenbrink loved people by sharing his music and his creative appreciation of nature and art. John was God's musician – the harmony of music resonated through his soul and he composed wonderful music; the piano was his first choice but he could make any instrument sing. The children's favourite memories were listening to Dad play the piano while they fell asleep; and Pooba sing as he soothed the grand babies.  John leaves a legacy of the wonderful music he has composed and the creativity of his many handcraft talents (he loved tools and puzzles).
Still living on terra firma are his wife, Heidi, his children, Christel Poirier (Kelley), Anita Nixon (Jeremy), Jonathan, and his six precious grandchildren James, Patrick, Eden, Alexis, Elizabeth, and Caleb who know him as their own special Pooba.
A Celebration of John's life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Cranbrook, BC on Saturday, March 8 at 11 a.m. when we will share John's music, songs and humour.
Friends may visit Mark's Memorial website to write expressions of condolences.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to support Heidi until she joins John at his new residence.
The family wishes to thank friends for their loving support.



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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Harriet Brooke
Relation: Sister

May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead – you are in my thoughts and prayers always.
Love you buckets,

From: Joe & Mary Oostenbrink
Relation: Uncle and aunt , Edmonton AB

We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our nephew .We recognize the sorrow which must be felt by Heidi and the children . May God be near as you mourn, but at the same time surround you with his Love . We are very much in prayer for you and lift you all up , specially on this day as remember the life of your beloved husband and father and grandfather
( Due to the unpredictable weather circumstances of late , we will not be able to be in attendance at this memorial service , but our hearts are with you all ! .

May God be with you and grand you His Peace !

From: Lana Gwillim
Relation: Niece

To my dear Tante Heidi, my cousins and the rest of the family. I am thinking of you all in this time and hope that your sorrows are alleviated by the good memories and love you share. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, the Gwillims

From: Gerry and Lorna Kent
Relation: friend of family

Gerry and I were very saddened to hear of the passing of John. We are sorry that we were unable to attend the memorial. We have good memories of John’s wonderful piano playing and musical ability displayed at First Baptist Church in Cranbrook. I, Lorna, remember singing with John in that first worship group at FBC. His talent at carpentry was evident as he made me a great toy cupboard for our children. We have other good memories that we will share as time goes on. God’s blessing go with you, Heidi and your precious family as you mourn the loss of John.

From: Nils and Pat Leksen
Relation: We were his pastors at CCCentre.

We were so saddened to hear that John had passed. He and his family were always very special to us, and we have many memories of laughter and stories. We loved listening to John play the piano and he was a great blessing to Cranbrook Christian Centre.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 8, 2014
Beginning at 11:00am

Knox Presbyterian Church
2100 - 3rd St. S.
Cranbrook, BC Canada

2100 - 3rd St. S.
Cranbrook, BC Canada

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