Terrence “Terry” “DV” DeValois, longtime Lynden School District teacher, coach and administrator passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Funeral arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation services.

Augustina “Gussie” Berendsen, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Funeral arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

  Peter Weg Jr., age 95, passed quietly into glory on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021.

  Claudia Jean McAulay Hollod, age 71, died peacefully at home on Feb. 11, 2021, with family by her side.

  Briley Lucas Benner, age 28, passed away on Feb. 8, 2021, in Venice, California.  

  Jan Leslie Kok joined her husband, Kenneth, in Heaven on Feb. 9, 2021, at age 71.

  Leota Mae Vander Molen, age 90, of Sumas, joined her beloved Heavenly Father on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021.

  Virginia Louise Hawley, age 94, passed away of natural causes Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.

  James “Jim” H. Otter, born Nov. 18, 1941, to John G. and Jennie (Haverkamp) Otter, passed away peacefully at the Whatcom Hospice House with his daughter Cheri by his side on Feb. 9, 2021, due to complications of diabetes.

  With both sadness and gladness, we share that John Harold Oberwortmann passed away in the early hours of Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. He was equally known as John and Harold, though to the family he was Harold.  

  Joan Savage, born May 8, 1928, passed away on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2021.

  Peter Weg Jr., age 95, passed away at home on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021.

Virginia Louise Hawley, age 94, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Funeral arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

  Gerrit Van Andel, age 99, joined his beloved Marie in Glory on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021.

   Catalina Plata was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, on Nov. 20, 1937, to Pedro and Leonarda (Hernandez) Garcia, and Catalina passed away peacefully on Jan. 29, 2021, in Bellingham, surrounded by her loved ones

  Agnes Wynja Willingdon was born Nov. 4, 1925, in Hommerts, the Netherlands, and the Lord took her to her eternal rest on Aug. 31, 2020.

  Anthony “Tony” Honcoop was welcomed home by his Heavenly Father on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.  

  Dr. Robert Neff, age 72, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021 with his wife of 47 years, Margaret, by his side.

Gail Albin, age 91, passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to  Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Ruth Verbrugge, age 97, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Funeral arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

    It is with heavy hearts that we, Michelle (Adam), Phillip (Sheena) and Marcus (Vashti), tell you that our dad, Edwin Lawrence Radder, passed away on Jan. 26, 2021. While it is far too soon for all of us, some people do not need to stay long here on Earth to make a lasting impact on those…

Anthony Honcoop, age 89, passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. Funeral arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

      Albert Adrian Van Dellen of Lynden was called to his heavenly home in the early hours of the morning on Jan. 31, 2021.

     John Elwood Sundstrom left this earth for his heavenly home on Jan. 20, 2021.

      Ernie TerWisscha went home peacefully to his Lord and Savior on Jan. 26, 2021, with his sons at his bedside.  

     Brad Youngquist passed away on Thursday evening, Jan. 21, 2021, surrounded by his loving family: wife Robin, son Evan, daughter Emma and grandson Nathaniel. He ended his long battle with cancer in his Ferndale home, where he and Robin had lived for 40-plus years. With Robin, he created …

  Lillian Mae King, 97, moved peacefully and gracefully to her heavenly home with her Lord on Jan. 20, 2021. She passed while in the loving care of the staff at the Christian Health Care Center in Lynden.

  Lidya Pilat, age 81, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

  Ernie Ter Wisscha, age 85, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 26, 2021.

  Kim Gorham, age 80, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021.

  Shirlee Joyce Floerchinger Meyers passed away peacefully from COVID in West Jordan, Utah, surrounded by her family on Jan. 19, 2021.

  Dr. Brian D. Matheis, age 45, was called “Home” by his Lord Jesus at 4:20 p.m. on Jan. 7, 2021, after a five-year courageous battle with lung cancer. He passed away at his Lakeville, Minnesota, home, surrounded by his family as they and the host of Heavenly Angels escorted him across the t…

  James “Jim” Bouma went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Jim was known for his love of God, love of life, dependability, sense of humor, loving nature, generosity and approachability, but many knew him as the Morning Show co-host on radio station Praise 106.5.

  Leona D. Tjoelker peacefully passed away at home on Jan. 18, 2021, at the age of 91 and left to join her husband Charles and son Earl in Heaven.

  Carol F. Larsen died peacefully at the age of 103 in Lynden, WA on Jan. 13, 2021. She is home in heaven joining numerous family and friends who preceded her.

  Loreen was born Nov. 21, 1956, and went into the loving arms of Jesus on Dec. 29, 2020, at the age of 64.

  This world gained an unbelievable presence on April 18, 1969, when Roger Van Weerdhuizen was born. His vast connections and great rapport with people were a gift, and his athletic talents were legendary. His generosity to others was unmatched. Whether it was his time, energy, smile, laugh,…

      Jerome “Jerry” Toon, 80, of Whatcom County, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 8, 2021.

      Rachel Suzanne Byers passed away suddenly, yet peacefully, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at age 43.

      William Axtell “Bill” VanVleet Jr. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Jan. 15, 2021.

      It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. “Gene” went to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at the age of 89 with his family at his side.

     Erma Jean Berg, age 79, passed away at home on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. She is remembered for her sweet, happy and generous ways, a delight to be around and known to say “look on the bright side.”

     Gerard De Koekkoek Jr., age 86, of Lynden, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.  

     Mervyn Meenderinck was welcomed home into the arms of Jesus on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. He lived each day to the fullest and viewed each one as a gift from God.

     On Jan. 12, 2021 Freda (Bierlink) Visser walked through heaven’s gates to spend eternity with her Heavenly Father.

      Stanley Harry Peterson, known by “Pete” to some and “Papa Pete” to many, was born March 23, 1934, in New York Mills, Minnesota, to Evelyn and Harry Peterson. He passed away Jan. 7, 2021, at home with family at his side.

  Ronald N. Pilon, age 72, passed away on Jan. 5, 2021, surrounded by his loving family after battling cancer for three years.

  Dr. Brian D. Matheis, formerly of Lynden, age 45, was called “Home” by his Lord Jesus on Jan. 7, 2021, after a five-year courageous battle with lung cancer.

  Thornton E. Skinner, of Everson, passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.

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