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Edward Bakelaar
1953 - 2018


It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the passing of our dear son, brother, uncle and great-uncle, Edward Adrianus Bakelaar, on January 5, 2018, at the age of 64 years after a brief illness . He will be dearly missed by his loving father, Laine; brother, Bill (Anne), nieces, Lana (Mark), Joya and nephew, Daniel  (Crystal) and their children as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, Jane in June 2017. Ed was born in Rotterdam, Holland, immigrated with his family to Medicine Hat in 1957 and has made it his home since. A Memorial Service celebrating Ed’s life will be held at the Christian Reformed Church, 300 Primrose Drive SE, Medicine Hat on Friday, January 19, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor George Koopmans officiating.