Latest Obituaries

Anna Parker

Anna Lou Parker of Ferndale passed away on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. She was born in 1933 in Bellingham to Ralph and Oma Little. In 1955, she married John Parker and they raised five children in Bellingham ...

Judith Gavin

Judith (Judy) Gavin has gone home to the Lord after a long battle with breast cancer. She passed peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. Judy was born on May 21, 1940, in Denver. After moving to Berkeley, ...

Wolfgang Kroczek

Wolfgang J. Kroczek of Lynden passed away on Jan. 5, 2016. He was born in Berlin, Germany, on Oct. 16, 1922, and survived a prisoner of war camp in World War II. He moved to Canada with his family in ...

Marilyn Hamstra

Marilyn Rae Hamstra, age 85, of Lynden, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. She was born Marilyn Rae Zoet to Gerrit and Dena Zoet on May 28, 1930, in Bellingham. Marilyn was a housewife and stay-at-home ...

Mabel Andrew

Mabel “Jackie” Andrew passed away on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at the Christian Health Care Center. She was 88 years old. Arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Arie ‘Ike’ Honcoop

Arie “Ike” Honcoop went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. Ike was born on April 15, 1929, to Johannes and Gertie (Schouten) Honcoop in Lynden. He graduated eighth grade ...

Mark Huisman

On Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, we all lost a truly amazing man. Mark Curtis Huisman, age 34, of Everson, put up an incredible fight for nearly three years against cancer. In this time he continued to live, ...

James ‘Col. Jim’ Mackin

Longtime Lynden resident James “Col. Jim” Mackin passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015. He was 81. Col. Jim was born on Sept. 14, 1934, to Joseph and Margaret (Burkart) Mackin in Spokane. In 1952, ...

Phyllis Hallmark

Phyllis Marion Van Soest Hallmark went home to be with her heavenly Father on Dec. 24, 2015. Phyllis was born in Strasburg, North Dakota, on Dec. 7, 1921, later moving to Whatcom County at the age of ...

Jeanne Drouin

Jeanne Drouin, of Lynden, passed away on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at the age of 95. Jeanne was born on March 13, 1920, to parents Halcot and Marie (Wisdom) Hawkins in Mulberry, Arkansas. Jeanne graduated ...