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John Koopmans

November 7, 1965 ~ May 5, 2021 (age 55)


It is with great sorrow and sadness we announce the passing of John Koopmans on May 5, 2021 surrounded by his loving family at the Drumheller Health Centre at the age of 55 years.

John was born November 7, 1965 in Lethbridge to Dirk and Maaike Koopmans.  The Koopmans family moved to the Drumheller Valley when John was 14.  John made many friends in the Valley, he graduated from DCHS in 1983.

John had many achievements in his life, after completion on high school he attained his pilot’s license becoming an accomplished pilot, he could renovate any room with ease, he also spent time working in the grocery business, he was a well-respected CX1 with Corrections Canada.  John married the love of his life Darlene Pearce August 31, 1991.  Johns greatest accomplishment of all was his family.  John made sure that his children shared in his love of renovations, mechanic and the knowledge in many other tasks that will serve them well in life. John enjoyed spending time with his family especially his two granddaughters.  He will be missed by his loving family and a lifetime of friends.

John will be cherished by his loving wife Darlene, his children; Joanna (Tim), Amanda, Kenny, his granddaughters Chloe, Annabelle, his mom Maaike, his parent’s in-law Ken and Georgina, his siblings Alice (Peter), Stephen (Gwen), Barb (Bob), Greg (Jennifer), Sylvia (James), his sister-in-law Sharon (Mark), numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

John was predeceased by his baby girl Carrie-Lynn, and his dad Dirk.

Due to Covid, there will not be any formal funeral services. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to Tom Baker Cancer Clinic or Neuro Oncology Clinic (1331 29th St. N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N2).

Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the funeral arrangements.


“Fleet Canuck John”


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