Latest Obituaries

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 ...

Lillian Moir

Lillian Marie Moir, age 75, of Blaine, died unexpectedly in a car accident on Nov. 13, 2015. Lillian was born in Bellingham on Aug. 25, 1940, to Harold and Alice Moir. She attended Bellingham High School ...

Ralph Byker

Longtime dairy farmer Ralph Byker, age 78, passed away on Jan. 1, 2016. Ralph was born on Aug. 11, 1937, to Jacob and Peternella (Van Veen) Byker in Balkbrug, the Netherlands. He completed sixth grade ...

Marlene Bleeker

Marlene (Molenaar) Bleeker, age 64, of Sioux Center, Iowa, died on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015. She was born on June 6, 1951, to Arie and Katherine (De Jong) Molenaar. She spent her elementary years in Lynden ...