Marvin Kok

  Marvin John Kok passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, surrounded by his family and friends.

  Marvin was born to Edward and Grace (Van Dalfsen) Kok on July 12, 1930, in Lynden, where he was raised on the family farm with his seven siblings.

  Marvin married Alena Roosma on July 6, 1950.  They took over the family farm and raised their own two sons and three daughters until selling the cows in 1967. Soon after, Marvin began a 21-year career at Intalco, retiring in 1986.

  Marvin was an avid golfer. His hobbies also included gardening and welding. Marvin treasured watching his grandchildren play sports where he was given the nickname “Growler.” Marv and Lena were very involved in Faith Community Church and brought a floral bouquet from their garden to every service for years.

  Marvin was preceded in death by his wife, Lena; daughter Lavonne; granddaughter Hollie; son-in-law Matt; and three brothers Hip, Lou and Ed.

  He is survived by his son Jerry (Tracey) Kok, son Randy (Renee) Kok, daughter Rochelle (Allen) Sytsma, daughter Karla Magrath; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers John and Matt; and two sisters Betty and Marcia.

  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.