Heidi Oostenbrink went to heaven on Saturday morning after many years of struggles. The struggles were only physical, however, for her mind and emotions were always steadfast on her pursuit of love. She saw all people as Christ sees them, as His creatures in need of salvation and love. She strove to show everyone that came into her life that they were worth something and that they were special. Countless people have expressed to me how they always felt this love when she was around. She would cook, clean, babysit, etc.; she was willing to sacrifice in any way to show care to those in need. In here latter years, however, because of her physical condition, she would pray. She prayed night and day sitting by her window looking out into the world. She prayed for her neighbours, she prayed for her friends, she even prayed for the bus drivers she loved so dearly, knowing everyone by name. But she mostly prayed for her children. She prayed for their safety every time they walked out the door. She prayed that they would find Jesus and remain with Him for their entire lives and that their children would do the same. She always prayed. She prayed for Christel and Kelley and their son James; she prayed for Anita and Jeremy and their children, Patrick, Eden, Elizabeth and Alexis; she prayed for Jonathan and Angela, and Jonathan’s son Caleb. They will miss her so. Good bye Oma, we love you from now until eternity.
A service to celebrate Heidi`s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Cranbrook, BC on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 1 pm. Please join us to celebrate Heidi`s life and love.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like ask that if you desire to make a contribution towards funeral expenses, that you contact Christel (250) 919-3728 or Anita (403) 297-1821.