Andrew Strikwerda

Andrew Strikwerda

1934 - 2024

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Obituary of Andrew Strikwerda

Andrew Strikwerda of Bowmanville, Ontario, went home to be with his heavenly father at Lakeridge Health Oshawa Hospital on May 29th, 2024, in his 90th year.  


Beloved husband of Henny Strikwerda (nee Kiefte)  

Loving Father to Ted (Deb), Cyndie (Don), Brenda, Dory and John (Diana) 

Loving Opa to Andrea (Adam), Darrin, Benjamin, Esther (Jesse), Ethan, Bethany (Danish), Luke, Emily, Julia, and Hannah 

Loving Great Opa to Beau, Elliot, Jonah and Owen 

Loving Brother to Jean, Evelyn, Liz, Richard, Hans, Fred and Phil 

Andrew was predeceased by his parents Tjeerd and Akka Strikwerda 


Andrew (Andy) was a hardworking, gentle, and kind man. He was born in Bolsward, Friesland, and immigrated to Canada when he was 13 years old. As the oldest of 8 siblings, he traded school for work to help support his family through the transition. In 1959, Andy married Henny Kiefte (almost 65 years!) and together they had 2 sons and 3 daughters. He was devoted to his family and the church and lived his life in loving service to them. Andy found joy and contentment in gardening, nature and listening to choir and organ music. He was fond of reading and was always ready to sit, cuddle, and read to his children and later his grandchildren. While his over 40 years of running a fish-n-chip store was not his dream career, it gave him many precious moments working with his children, sister-in-law, and many members of his church community. Andy was a genuine model of what it was to be a follower of Jesus and will be deeply missed by those who had the privilege of knowing him. 


Visitation will be held on Friday May 31, 2024 from 6-8pm at  NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville. 

Service will take place Saturday June 1, 2024 at 11am at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church located at 2805 Highway #2 East, Bowmanville with interment to follow at the Bowmanville cemetery. 


Service will be live streamed for those who can not attend. Please click the link to view 


Donations to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada can be made to


We extend our gratitude to the nurses and staff at Hillsdale Terraces for providing compassionate care for Andy over the past years as he struggled with Alzheimer’s.




6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, May 31, 2024
Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home
53 Division St.
Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
(905) 623-5668


11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 1, 2024
Maranatha Christian Reformed Church
2805 Highway 2
Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada


Bowmanville Cemetery
Haines Street
Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada