DYKSTRA, Arnold Anne


DYKSTRA, Arnold Anne – 91, of Elliott Street, Pictou, passed away June 1, 2019 in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Birdaard, Fr., the Netherlands, he was a son of the late William & Tryntje (Hoekstra) Dykstra. Arnold arrived in Canada in 1949 and in 1965 he and his family settled in Pictou, taking over his father’s dairy farm, which he ran for many years. For the last 12 years of his working life, he enjoyed driving a school bus for West Pictou. He also loved to read and garden, taking great pride in his backyard orchard and lawn. Arnold is survived by his wife of 66 years, Johanna (Mondriaan); sons, Willy (Kelly), Parksville, BC; Gerald, (Jeanette), Marathon, Ontario; daughter, Catherine (Ken) Dykstra-MacPherson, Morrisburg, Ontario; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brothers, Frank (Gail), Durham; John (Annebeth), Salt Springs; sister, Griet (Jan) Smees, Damwoude, Fr., the Netherlands. He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Peter and Folly, Louw and Baukje. There will be no visitation, service, or flowers at his request. Donations in his memory may be made to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society. www.mclarenfuneral.ca