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October 12, 1921 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
December 6, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Theo Bruseker beloved husband of Annette, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2013 at the age of 92 years.

Theo was born and educated in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, one of twelve children. After receiving a degree in Petroleum Geology he first moved to Indonesia in 1948 then to Edmonton in 1952, working for Imperial Oil. In 1972 he was transferred to Calgary, retiring from Dome Petroleum in1985. He is survived by his wife Annette Bruseker, his four sons and four daughters-in-law, Theo and Marie of Edmonton, Leo and Sandy of St. Albert, Frank and Annette of Airdrie, Ian and Donna of Sechelt and one daughter and son-in-law Karen and Archie of Rimbey. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three sisters in The Netherlands. Theo was predeceased by his first wife Maria in 1981.

Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 – 14th Street S.W.) on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to Doctors Without Borders, 720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 402 Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2T9

In living memory of Theo Bruseker, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Michael and Robin Donlevy :

    Our most sincere sympathies to all of the Bruseker family. Having known Theo since childhood growing up in Parkallen in Edmonton and as a friend of Frank’s since kindergarten, I remember Theo as a dignified, immensely well-read individual, devout in his faith and with a remarkable singing voice. He was a wonderful father and will be missed by his children, spouses and grandchildren.

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  2. Ton Rijnders on behalf of Netty Bruseker :

    Dear family Bruseker, dear Annette,

    I bring the condolences of Netty to the family and especially to Annette. Netty is near deaf and communication by telephone is very difficult for her. Therefore she asked me to represent her and forward her sincere condolences. Also she asked me to thank Annette for the years of love and care with Theo, her brother. She hopes that Theo will rest in peace and can celebrate Christmas in heaven.
    Both Netty and myself hope that you can say farewell to Theo in a dignified funeral service and wish you strength with the loss of Theo.

    Best wishes
    Ton (son of Netty and Frans)

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  3. From the Aussie connection to the Bruseker Family our thoughts and prayers are with you for a very kind and gentle soul he made us feel so welcome from the 1st meeting Liz, Tony, Dave, Emma, Abbey & Adrian Dyson

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  4. Kelly and Karen Hegg :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He has a legacy of which he must have been very proud.

    The Hegg Family

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  5. Guus en Grieteke Bruseker :

    Dear family

    Our sincere condolences to the death of uncle Theo. I am Guus, the son of Jan Bruseker, brother of uncle Theo. My father is deceaded at the age of 94 years in 2008. Grieteke and I wish you all much strength for de next days and the future.

    With kind regards
    Guus en Grieteke Bruseker

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  6. Donna and John Swiniarski :

    Frank, Annette, what a sad time for you.
    “For what is it to die but to stand in the sun and melt into the wind.”
    Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
    Memories of your father will always be with you every day Frank.
    Sincere condolences, Donna and John Swiniarski

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  7. Dan and Leeanna Ryan :

    Our thoughts are with you Leo, especially today. I still remember your father even after all the years since I last saw him. Give you brothers and all the family a hug from all of us.

    With fondest regard
    Dan and Leeanna Ryan and all of the Ryan family

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  8. Joke and Antoinette Bruseker :

    Dear family. We remember us the stories , told by his brother Jan. And after a long time they meet each other in Hawaï. And again there were the stories from Theo and Jan and a wonderful holiday. Hawaii, ananas, Pearl Harbor, the hospitality of Theo and Annette. It’s now only Brit, our son who translates the special relationship between Theo and his grandfather. We’ll never forget. We hope and wish that all of you have their own stories to remember a beloved and remarkable man. Good to hear also a tree will tell his stories and love the coming years.

    Joke Bruseker, Antoinette Bruseker, Brit, Christian, Chris

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