Obituary of Martin ZEVENHUIZEN

August 3, 1925 – Marssum, Holland

October 8, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta


Martin Zevenhuizen of Calgary, AB passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at the age of 94 years.


Martin and Petronella immigrated to Canada in May, 1963. He was a carpenter in Calgary and was employed by a few construction companies throughout the years. Martin loved to teach his grandchildren his craft. He will be remembered for his dry sense of humour and a twinkle in his eye. Martin and Petronella had been very involved in Grace Presbyterian Church life.


Martin is survived by a son and two daughters, John (Joanne) Zevenhuizen, Minnie (Clayton) Brandsma and Ann Zevenhuizen-Paas; thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Martin was predeceased by his wife Petronella “Nel” (nee Bergsma) on January 7, 2015.


A private family Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.  Condolences may be forwarded through The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to everyone who assisted Martin and his family over the past two years.


A tree will be planted in living memory of Tynus Zevenhuizen. McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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