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Mary McPhail

Mary Elaine McPhail, age 89, of Sumas, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Arrangements are by Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Service…. This content is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? ...

Mark Langstraat

Mark C. Langstraat went to be with his heavenly father on Sept. 23, 2014, at the age of 58. Mark was born on June 29, 1956, to Wilbur and Wilma (Dykstra) Langstraat. Mark attended Lynden schools and in ...

Caroline Kortus

Caroline Kortus passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Lynden at age 86. She was born on Oct. 1, 1927, in Leota, Minnesota, to Dan and Rikki (Baron) Dooyema. Caroline married Albert Kortus ...

John Tjoelker

John Tjoelker, age 83, of Lynden, died on Friday evening, Oct. 3, 2014, in St Joseph Hospital. John was born to Meindert and Janet (Hofstede) Tjoelker on March 30, 1931, in Surhuizem, Friesland, the Netherlands. ...

Marten Bron

Marten Hendrik Johan Bron was born on Nov. 15, 1920, in Maasluis, the Netherlands. He passed away on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. His father died when he was a teenager and his mother died during World War ...

Peter VanWeerdhuizen

Peter VanWeerdhuizen, age 61, of Zeeland, Michigan, formerly of Lynden, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sharon; children Douglas ...

John Pearson

Mr. John Franklin Pearson, 50, died on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at his home in Waycross, Georgia, after succumbing to the illness with which he had been struggling for many years. He had been living in ...

Wilbur Hammer

Wilbur A. “Bill” Hammer, of Bellingham, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Bellingham surrounded by his family. A visitation will be held in Westford Funeral Home on Thursday, Oct. 9, from ...

Fred Aalpoel Jr.

Fred Aalpoel Jr., 84, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 7, 2014, surrounded by his family. Arrangements are being made through Gillies Funeral Home…. This content is for subscribers only. ...

Daniel Bratt

Daniel Bratt passed away peacefully in Lynden on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at age 94. He was born June 30, 1920, on a farm near Ellsworth, MI, the second youngest of 13 children of Dirk and Hattie (Boeve) ...