Hendrik (Henry) Meints

I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart, and wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:13, 14

At His appointed time the Lord called to Himself our dear Brother and brother-in-law Hendrik (Henry) Meints, known to many as Mintzy. Aly Meints; sister in law Houston BC. Auke and Fennie Meints, Houston BC. Clara and Ralph Paize, Smithers BC. Lucie and August Barendregt, Smithers BC. Rosa and Albert Witteveen, Abbotsford BC. Diane and Martin Onderwater, Houston BC. Andy and Sandra Meints, Houston BC. Theo and Leslie Meints, Williams Lake BC. Charlie and Meg Meints, Prince George BC. And many nephews and nieces.

Predeceased by his parents Anne and Klaske Meints, Lammina Meints Sister, Tieme Meints Brother, Klaas Meints Brother, Fimke and John TenBrinke -Sister and Brother In-law.

Henry was born in Assen in the Netherlands on January 24, 1951. In 1954 he immigrated to Canada with his parents and 10 siblings. His oldest brother was here already and his youngest brother was born in Canada. Henry remained single all his life and he lived in Houston BC where he graduated from Houston secondary. After graduation he worked as an automotive parts man, his last job as parts man was at Nadina Truck Service Ltd. Mintzy loved the outdoors and enjoyed heading into the bush to get his winter supply of firewood, but his favourite times were his yearly fishing trips with his relatives and buddies to the Cranberry or the Queen Charlottes. The hardest time this year, after he became ill, was that he had to miss his fishing trip. Henry was called home by the Lord on December 4, 2011 while staying at the Rotary Hospice House in Prince George. The Lord has released him from pain and suffering and he is now resting in peace with his Saviour.