LOUWERSE, Jack, 60, was called to his heavenly home on August 20, 2016 after a short, valiant battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and gave him peace. Jack was born to Marinus and Grada Louwerse (Veldboom), in Chatham, Ontario on December 19, 1955. Jack is survived by his loving wife Terry (Teresa Fennema); his children Gabriel, Cassandra, Chantell, Miranda and Vanessa. He was always involved in his church as either a Cadet leader or an elder. He was employed by Intrepid General Ltd. for 40 years and was dedicated to his employer and co-workers. During his time there he joined the Christian Labour Association and was involved with Local 53 for over 30 years. He will always be remembered for his booming voice, his loud laughter and his willingness to help. Jack was blessed with a large and loving family. He was a loving brother to Bernard (Ann) Louwerse, Margaret Louwerse (Jacques Boudreau), Caroline (Ron) Buis, Grace (Ron) Verbeek, and Marsha (Art) Brouwer. Brother-in-law to Art (Jenny-Lou) Fennema and Dorothy (Jack) DeBruin. He will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews, their spouses and their children.
Visitation will be held at Calvary Christian Reformed Church, 34 Victoria Avenue (corner of Barthe St. and Victoria Ave.) Chatham, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 from 2 p.m to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral will be held at 1 p.m. at Grace Christian Reformed Church, 255 Tweedsmuir Ave. West, Chatham on Wednesday, August 24. 2016. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider the C-K Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to Life Transitions Burial and Cremation Service Inc. 397 McNaughton Ave West. (519) 351-4444