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Born: May 22nd, 1953

Passed on: December 31st, 2012

Henry was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, pastor, mentor, teacher and friend. He passed away suddenly at Royal Inland Hospital on December 31st with his family. Henry rang in the New Year with Jesus.

Mourning his loss are his wife of thirty-eight years Fran; his parents John and Jenny deVries and in-laws Hank and Jenny Zoethout; four children: Phillip (Rebekah), Justin (Elizabeth), Kristin (Ian) and Devon (Sarra); and grandchildren Amber, Meagan, Jessica, Kristien, Noah, Jeffrey, Hunter, Susannah, Sawyer, and Haylee. He shared many wonderful moments with his brothers and sisters: Pietie (Royce), Rommie, Stewart (Jackie), Mike (Wilma), Tom (Annie), Marian (Gerald) and many nieces and nephews as well as his large extended family and in-laws. His brothers and sisters in Christ mourn the passing of a kind and generous man.

Henry served selflessly and lovingly for many years in Kamloops, at Sahali Fellowship Church. In previous years he had served in Rimbey, Alberta. He crossed paths with many in our community and beyond and touched the lives of everyone he met. Henry always gave of himself and thought of others, first and foremost.

Henry loved teaching and learning. He was proud to recently have completed his Doctorate in Theology as well as his Masters in Divinity. Henry was a part of a wonderful community of pastors; praying for and loving the community of Kamloops.

Henry loved spending time in God's creation. He enjoyed kayaking, hiking, biking, camping and being outdoors with those he loved.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, January 5th at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Devries Trust. For information contact Sahali Fellowship at 250.374.5352 or sfchurch@shaw.ca

Messages to the family and donations can also be sent through www.bowersfuneralhome.com

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