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Tymen Donkersgoed

April 13, 1930 ~ March 23, 2022 (age 91)


On Wednesday March 23, 2022, Tymen Donkersgoed, at the age of 91, went to meet his

Lord and Savior after a brief hospital stay.

   Tymen is survived by his loving wife Mary, of 66 years, and their five children: Joanne

(Brad) Miller Carson and children Jenny (deceased), Kerri (Mahdi), Matt, and Danny

(Samantha), Karen and her daughter Janel (Dan), Tim (Evelyn) and girls Megan (Cade) and

Chelsea, Larry (Barb) and children Karissa (Joel), Jeffery, and Samantha, Connie (Loren) Visscher

and children Kelsey (Matthew), Aliya, Alex (Breanna), Cameron (Tyneille), Kaylee, Jaden, Eva,

and Donnie. He is also blessed with twelve great-grandchildren. Tymen is also survived by his

brother Ken (Dinie), and sisters Anna Puurveen and Hennie Veluw.

   Tymen was born in Putten, Netherlands, and immigrated to Canada in 1948, where his

family had a dairy farm in Picture Butte. He and Mary were married in 1955 and moved to

Coaldale in 1959, where Tymen farmed with his brother Bert (Dinie), and built up a dairy and

poultry farm. Tymen and Mary started their family there, and in the early 1970’s moved to their

own dairy and poultry operation outside of Coaldale. Here they spent many happy years

working hard on the farm, yet they often found time to get away together on warm winter

get-aways, usually to Hawaii. When Tymen semi-retired in the late 1980’s, they moved to

Land-O-Lakes Golf Course where they both spent many days golfing together.

   Tymen loved to be around people, so he was very active in the business end of farming

and the local community. He was very involved with Lilydale, and active in the Alberta Chicken

Marketing Board. Tymen was instrumental in starting both Land-O-Lakes Golf Course and

Coaldale Lumber, both of which he was very proud of. He enjoyed being on the Board of

Directors of the Co-operators. He was also involved in many other groups and organizations in

support of his community. In 2006 Tymen was honored by the Province of Alberta for his lifelong

work with various co-operatives in Alberta.

   Tymen loved to golf, curl, and meet friends for coffee. Tymen, along with his wife Mary,

enjoyed traveling south for the winter with their siblings. He also enjoyed spending time with his

children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a socializer who wanted to know your

story. Tymen touched the lives of many people and will be sadly missed by all.

   A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 P.M. at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church,

260 McGill Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, April 1, 2022. Everyone is welcome to attend the

Celebration of Life. A light lunch will follow.

   A private family Interment will be held prior to the Celebration of Life, at the Coaldale Community Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tymen’s favorite charity, Streets Alive Mission. 




Celebration of Life
April 1, 2022

1:00 PM
Maranatha Christian Reformed Church
260 McGill Blvd. West
Lethbridge, AB T1K 4C6

Video is available for this event


Streets Alive Mission
323, 4th Street South, Lethbridge AB T1J 1Z9
Tel: 1-403-320-1159

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