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Egbert Edward Hoekstra
Celebration of Life

Grace Christian Reformed Church
440 King St. E., Cobourg
Saturday, June 25th, 2022 1:30 pm


Interment

Cobourg Union Cemetery
Elgin Street West, Cobourg

To follow service

Visitation

MacCoubrey Funeral Home
30 King St. E., Cobourg
Friday, June 24th, 2022 7:00 pm


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Egbert Edward Hoekstra

September 8, 1933 - June 21, 2022

Peacefully at Extendicare in Cobourg on Tuesday, June 21st, 2022, Ed “Eppie” Hoekstra at 88 years of age. Loving husband of Tettje Hoekstra (nee Snijder) for over 65 years. Dear father of Grace Hoekstra, Margaret Nieman (Paul), Susan Knor (Dick), Rene Hoekstra (Crystal), Jenny Clunas (Scott), Raymond Hoekstra, Kevin Hoekstra (Christie), Niki Hoekstra (Chuck), and the late Wendy Hoekstra. Cherished grandfather of Jason, Carrie, Rachel, Jesse, Darryl, Michael, Chris, Keith, Shawn, Amanda, Cyndi, Scott, Sarah, Cheri, Bradley, Ashley, Tracey, Eliza, Charles, and great grandfather of 31 great grandchildren. Survived by his brother Jan, and predeceased by his siblings Harry, George, Edith, and Jane. A funeral will be held at the Grace Christian Reformed Church, 440 King St. E. in Cobourg on Saturday, June 25th at 1:30 pm followed by interment at Cobourg Union Cemetery and then reception at Grace Christian Reformed Church. Visitation to be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on the evening of Friday June 24th from 7 to 9 pm. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to the Alzheimer Society or to World Renew.

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PAUL SIMONSEN - July 24, 2022

Sending our condolences to Jenny and the Hoekstra family on the passing of your father. I remember him as a very pleasant and happy man when I met him years ago when he was a volunteer. We are sorry for your loss. Paul, Anita and boys

Elinor and Ivan Moore - July 13, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Karen Garrard - July 10, 2022

Ed it was such a pleasure to work with you for 5 years at Brookside. You were kind, respectful and loving to the boys, the other volunteers and myself. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. God Speed ❤

Arthur and Nancy Dalgarno - June 30, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Susan Kearsey - June 29, 2022

To Margret, Sue and all of the family, sorry for your loss. I have not seen you all for years but have never for gotten you. My Condolence Susan Kearsey

Pat Honey - June 27, 2022

To the Hoekstra family..... I am so sorry to read of Ed's passing. I got to know Ed when I worked at Esco Limited. Rest in Peace Ed.

Wopereis Family - June 26, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

World Renew Canada

Wopereis Family - June 26, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

MARY Martorino - June 26, 2022

SUE AND KEITH AND FAMILY VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR FATHER. WE DID NOT KNOW HIM BUT JODIE AND KEITH SPOKE ABOUT WHAT A NICE PERSON HE WAS. HE WILL BE MISSED BY A VERY LARGE FAMILY AND MANY OF HIS FRIENDS AND HIS WIFE OF SO MANY YEARS. I KNOW YOU WERE VERY CARING TO HIM AND BROUGHT HIM MUCH JOY . HE IS NOW IN A PEACEFUL AND LOVING PLACE WATCHING OVER HIS LARGE FAMILY

Mike & Ann Marie McIvor - June 26, 2022

So very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. We are thinking of you in your time of sorrow.

Orval and Jennie Abma - June 25, 2022

Our sympathies to all the family in the passing ofEppie. Still remember the good times when we were there in 1974.

Ruby Stephenson - June 25, 2022

So sorry to hear the passing of Ed many great chats at the end of the driveway always a smile & so friendly ken & Ruby Stephenson

Mark and Cindy Bickle - June 25, 2022

We are thinking about you and your family during this time of sorrow. May all the good memories you have help you through this difficult time.

Lilly Weenink - June 25, 2022

I have so many wonderful memories of this man . The laughter he brought to every visit . My favorites being supper , on Sunday nights , first time I had ketchup put on my eggs from the other end of the table . There was no passing the ketchup, Eppy would just Squirt ketchup across the table to your plate. He would always give you a hug and greeting that made a person feel special. Thank you Eppy for all the wonderful memories. You truly were a very special person in my childhood years.Rod and I would like to give the family our deepest sympathies.

Jan R Hoekstra, Katlijk - June 25, 2022

We hebben met elkaar de afscheidsdienst gevolgd Heel fijn en bijzonder om via deze weg toch een beetje aanwezig te zijn. Tettje en bern in hiele soad sterkte tawinske. Eppie, rest yn frede.

reitze and elien hoekstra - June 25, 2022

gecondoleerd met het overlijden van omke eppie we herinneren ons hem als een vrolijke, gezellige en soms een beetje gekke man dansend op sokken op onze bruiloft we wensen Tettje en familie veel sterkte toe! Reitze en Elien Hoekstra en kinderen

Christine Scott - June 25, 2022

It was a pleasure looking after Edward at Extendicare he was a sweet man ever time I sing if your happy and you know it I will think of him Rest in peace my friend ❤️

Ray and Eleanor Merkus - June 25, 2022

So sorry for your loss. So happy Eppie is in heaven, released from a failing body and mind.❤️💕

Margaret and Bernd vom Dorff - June 25, 2022

Dear Tettje and family. So sorry to hear about Ed's passing. We wish you and your family the love and strength to get you through this difficult time. Many wonderful memories of the 70's when my parents bought property from you & Ed in Coldsprings and built a home there. Ed came by often and we always enjoyed his wit and his jokes. I am sure he will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have had him in their lives. - Margaret (Berlie) and Bernd vom Dorff

Leone Wilson - June 25, 2022

So sorry for your loss of Eppie. My condolences to all the family.

Sietie en Henk ten Boom - June 25, 2022

Lieve tante Tettje en familie, heel veel sterkte in deze moeilijke tijd.

Loeky Bosma - June 25, 2022

Lieve Tante Tettje en neven en nichten . Heel veel sterkte gewenst vandaag en de komende tijd . In gedachten zijn wij bij jullie . Liefs van Ype en loeky Bosma .

Wieke de Olde-Snijder - June 25, 2022

Lieve Tettje, ik wens vandaag veel sterkte, liefde en kracht toe. En natuurlijk alle familie Je zus Wieke uit Deventer

Jamie and Jim West - June 24, 2022

We were so saddened to hear the passing of your Dad Sue. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in the days ahead. Jim and Jamie

Marjorie and Randy Riggs - June 24, 2022

Mrs. Hoekstra Randy and I were so sorry to hear of Eppie passing. The two of you were great neighbors of our mom. I know you checked in with her and made her feel safe. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

Karen & Gary Spry - June 24, 2022

So sorry to hear of the loss of your father Sue. Sending our condolences and prayers to you Sue, Dick and the Hoekstra family.

Mark and Tracy Turner - June 24, 2022

Rene, Crystal and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you celebrate the life of your beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather. We love you xo Please extend our condolences to the rest of your family xo

Ron Langdon. - June 24, 2022

Our thoughts are with you and yours at this time. Eddie will be missed. Ron and Nancy Langdon

Ralph & Norma Stoffers - June 24, 2022

Sue and Hoekstra family Thinking of you at this time. Our sincerest condolences.

Gordon and Valerie Taylor - June 24, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Jon Masselink - June 24, 2022

My condolences to all of you, especially Sarah and family. Jon

Angie & Tracey - June 24, 2022

So sorry to hear about your loss. Hugs to Cheri Sarah and Jenny 💖💖💖

Sav Murthy - June 24, 2022

Sincere condolences to the Hoekstra family. I was lucky enough to have spent many happy moments with Pake and he was always so warm and welcoming. Special love and hugs to my BFF Jen and my two favorite gals Sarah and Cheri. Thinking of you.

Janice Dale - June 24, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss Father's are so special .He will remain in your heart forever ♥️ I only met him a few times but he had a big personality !

René de Olde - June 24, 2022

Tante tettje, heel veel sterkte gewenst en familie in deze moeilijke tijd 🙏

Sietske Wind Snijder - June 24, 2022

Lieve Tettje veel sterkte voor morgen en alle kinderen. Van je zus Sietske uit friesland

Geeske Wind - June 24, 2022

Veel sterkte en liefs voor Tante Tettje en familie

Michael Beech - June 24, 2022

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your father, Susan. I offer my sincere condolences to you and the rest of the Hoekstra family.

Gerald and Theresa Ferguson - June 24, 2022

It is with heartfelt condolences that we send sympathy to the Hoekstra family at this time of loss. For the years of having the pleasure to know you all as wonderful people we are grateful. May Edward rest in peace and may you all find assurance that he is... Sincerely Gerald, Theresa and the Ferguson family

Gerald and Theresa Ferguson - June 24, 2022

It is with heartfelt condolences that we send sympathy to the Hoekstra family at this time of loss. For the years of having the pleasure to know you all as wonderful people we are grateful. May Edward rest in peace and may you all find assurance that he is... Sincerely Gerald, Theresa and the Ferguson family

Jim and Lorna Broekstra - June 24, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Grace Christian Reformed Church

Jim and Lorna Broekstra - June 24, 2022

Tettje and family, Lorna and I were saddened with the news of Eppie's passing. I remember fondly of the visits with him when we used to visit our mother. He was such a caring and helpful neighbour along with you for our mother. It allowed her to feel safe and stay in her home in her later years. We send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

Ralph & Sue Buttar - June 24, 2022

Please accept our most deepest sympathy in the loss of your Dad/Grandfather. May all your wonderful memories help you during this difficult time.

Glen & Sheila Turner - June 24, 2022

Sue, Keith, Shawn, & Chris, We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and All your family.

Brian McIntosh - June 24, 2022

My condolences to the Hoekstra family ... Ed and his family were great neighbors when they lived on Pine Hill in Cold Springs ... Ed and I had a few games of chess over the years ... I could never beat him .

Joan & Steve Blaind - June 24, 2022

Dear Susan & family..thinking of you & your family at this difficult time

Bryan and Cindy Marjoram - June 23, 2022

Dear Sue and the entire Hoekstra Family, We were saddened to hear about the passing of your father. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your period of mourning. Cherish the memories and keep them close to your heart. Sincere condolences. ~ REST IN PEACE ~ Egbert Edward Hoekstra September 8, 1933 - June 21, 2022

Roxane (Day) Brunette - June 23, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember when First Choice use to be in the plaza where J.J'S use to be. You and Ed would come over for a cut together. Margaret and or Gail, and or me would get to cut your hair. There was always a cute saying or a joke out of Ed.

Corinne & Jim Wopereis - June 23, 2022

Tetje, we are so sorry to hear about Eppie’s passing. You were the best neighbours that Mom could have ever wished for. We have fond memories of our visits together and appreciate all you did for Mom. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Grace Stolte (Hoekstra) - June 23, 2022

My condolences to Aunt Tetje and the whole family. Uncle Eppie was a great man, I loved him.

Don Ward - June 23, 2022

To the Hoekstra family, sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace Ed

Margaret Ford - June 23, 2022

We will all miss Uncle Eppie's bright smile and sense of humour,his loving ,humble spirit. He was an important person in my life. My condolences to Aunt Tetje and the family. I am with you all in sprit as you celebrate his life this weekend.

Gary and Ann Simpson - June 23, 2022

Please accept our deepest condolences.

Bill and Carmel Scott - June 23, 2022

Jenny, Kevin and the entire Hoekstra family, Bill and I send our deepest condolences to you on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. May the memories offer you comfort. Sincerely, Bill and Carm Scott

ESCO - June 23, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada