Minke Adema (nee Bakker)

Minke Adema (nee Bakker)

Feb. 18, 1921 to Jan. 15, 2014

Born in Broekerhaven, Netherlands Mom was the oldest of six children of Ijsen Siebren Bakker and Metje Bakker (Koster). She grew up on a vegetable farm in Medemblik. She met Dirk Adema and they married on June 18, 1942. They had four children in Holland before immigrating to the wilds of Houston, B.C. in 1949.

In Canada they had five more children. After moving to Smithers in 1951 they moved to the farm in Evelyn in 1956. Mom and Dad were true pioneers. Life was very rustic and primitive. Mom always made a home warm and cozy, even in these conditions.

Family was Mom’s career. She put Dad and her children ahead of herself. Her Christian faith carried her through and that faith she passed on to her children. Her family misses her, but we rejoice Mom is free from pain and is with her Lord in Heaven.

Dirk Adema (husband, deceased 2007), Andy (Judi), Meta (Webb, deceased 1996), Ietsen Siebren (predeceased), Ed (Gerda), Dick (Marian), Henry (Anne), Don (Betty), Annette (Tim), Dorothy (Ken), Margaret Shannoss, 33 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.