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Remembering Dr. Harro Van Brummelen

Written on January 16th, 2014


It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Dr. Harro Van Brummelen, surrounded by his family, passed away on Wednesday morning, January 15, 2014, into the presence of God. He is now truly home; his faith is sight.

A memorial service for Harro Van Brummelen will be held in his home church.

Date: January 18, 2014
Time: 12:30 pm
Place: Willoughby Christian Reformed Church
20525 72nd Ave.
Langley, BC V2Y 1T2

Dr. Harro Van Brummelen was the first appointed staff member (as Education Coordinator) of the Society of Christian Schools in BC, serving from 1977 - 1986. After leaving SCSBC, he went on to serve as Dean of Education at Trinity Western University for over 25 years, retiring from TWU a few years ago. Harro has made an outstanding contribution to Christian education in BC and globally over the past 35 years. His teaching and books have shaped a generation of Christian educators.

As Dr. Kimberly Franklin, current Dean of TWU’s School of Education wrote, “We have been truly blessed by his presence in our lives and the many gifts he has so generously shared with us. Our sorrow will always be brightened by the realization that he is alive in Christ and in our hearts. Dr. Van Brummelen’s last words to me were about the goodness and mercy of God. I am sure he would want all of us to be reminded of God’s goodness and mercy, even today.”

Please be in prayer for his wife, Wilma, children Glen, Tim and Yolanda and their families, as they mourn the loss of a husband, father and grandfather.

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15

With saddened, yet grateful hearts,

Henry W. Contant: Executive Director, SCSBC
Liz Tolkamp: Board Chair, SCSBC