Farming Rural 21

Albert Remyn

August 21, 1922 ~ July 16, 2020 (age 97)


On July 16, 2020, Albert passed away peacefully at Northcott Care Centre at the age of 97 years.  Albert was born in Sluis, Netherlands. He attended agriculture school in Schoondijke, Netherlands, and worked for 10 years for a neighborhood farmer.  He immigrated to Canada with his brother, Jacob, in May of 1951 with a dream of owning their own farms.  They spent their first year working on the railroad and on sponsored farms.

He met his lovely wife, Kay, through an ad in the Western Producer Farm Newspaper.  After courting for approximately a year through letters, they met in person and got married in Val Marie, Saskatchewan on April 21, 1965.  They were married for 45 years until her passing in December 2010.

They spent the first many years of their marriage running their cattle/grain operation on their own farm in Czar, Alberta.  They retired to an acreage east of Ponoka in 1982, then later moved to town in 1993.  They were both very devoted to their faith and were actively involved in the church.  Albert’s true passion in life was his wife and his love for farming.

He will be fondly remembered by his brothers Willem (Erna) Remyn and Nicolaas Remyn; sister Nelly van der Keere (Robert); brother-in-law Remy Buysse; sisters-in-law Maria Remyn, Henriette Remyn and Ria Remyn; as well as many nieces and nephews in Canada, Netherlands, and Belgium.

He was predeceased by his wife Katherina (Kay) Remyn; his parents Nicolaas and Cornelia Remyn; brothers Bastiaan (Tillie) Remyn, Joannes Remyn, Jacob Remyn, Marinus Remyn and Petrus Remyn; sisters Corneilia Remyn, Jobina Gielliet (Raymon) and Maria Buysse.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at the St. Augustine Catholic Church with the Interment Service following at the Forest Home Cemetery in Ponoka.  Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to Northcott Care Centre or any charity of your choice.

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Funeral Mass
July 21, 2020

3:00 PM
St. Augustine Catholic Church
5113-52 Avenue
Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1H6

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