Trudy Brouwer Obituary, Trudy Brouwer Has Passed Away


Trudy Brouwer Obituary, Death Cause – Trudy Brouwer, a beloved matriarch, peacefully left this world on December 18, 2023, surrounded by the warmth of her loving family at University Hospital. At the age of 92, Trudy bid farewell to her earthly journey and joined her late husband, John Brouwer, who had passed away in 2017. Trudy was a loving mother to John (Marty), Agnes (Ed), Peter (Glenda), Tony, and Ed (Jody). Her legacy extended through generations as she became the adored grandmother to Edward (Carey), Michael (Donna), Jeffrey (Penny), Rachel, Jenna (Darin), Kelly, Cedar, Cade, and step-grandmother to Bradley and Tyler Zylstra.

Her role as a treasured great-grandmother brought joy to Mason, Launie, Mauve, Landon, Coen, Kingston, and step-great-grandmother to Ava, Baileigh, and Charlotte. Born to Elle and Tjitske (Vankalsbeek) Ellens, Trudy was a dear sister to Joan (Peter) Kapteyn and Agnes (Cor) Kamerman. She was preceded in death by her siblings Pieter, Eke, Alice, Gordon, Auke, Frances, Theresa, and in-laws Bill, Sidney, Philip, Elizabeth (nee Karelsen), Henny, and Tony Brouwer.

Trudy’s love extended beyond her immediate family to include all her nieces and nephews. Her joy was evident in the time spent working in her gardens at the family home. In her later years at Trillium Village, she found companionship that meant the world to her. Her friendships were cherished, reflecting her warm sense of humor and deep love for her Lord and Savior. In every interaction, Trudy’s laughter and devotion to her faith were evident, leaving an indelible mark on all who were fortunate to know her. As she embarks on her eternal journey, Trudy Brouwer’s legacy of love, humor, and faith will continue to resonate in the hearts of those who were touched by her presence.