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botsford and Chilliwack area, his passion     experienced a full life serving the Lord
to share the gospel in his home country       and His people.
became very strong. In 1974, upon being
commended to the Lord’s work, Cap and           Our brother’s passion for God’s assem-
Leny returned to their homeland with the      bly and zeal for the gospel will be greatly
three youngest of their six children.         missed in the areas where he labored.
                                              Leny expressed it well when she said that
  They remained in Holland for 11 years,      he was “altogether worn out.” He leaves
during which he preached the gospel, not      to mourn, his loving wife, all six children
only there, but in Belgium and the British    and their spouses, 22 grandchildren and
Isles. Preaching the gospel and working       32 great-grandchildren. Their children
with the assemblies there brought him         are forever grateful for the heritage their
great joy. They returned to Canada 35 years   parents left them.
later, settling first in Squamish, and later
in the Chilliwack and Abbotsford areas.         Gaius Goff and David Richards shared in
He continued to serve the Lord through-       the funeral service with words of comfort
out BC, the Prairies, Washington, Oregon      and presentation of the gospel, with Bert
and California. Cap, with his wife Leny,      Van de Wetering, Cap’s son, speaking on
                                              behalf of the family.

A Brother Beloved – John Fitzpatrick

If I were asked to sum up in a few words        I got to know him well by laboring with
     a description of brother Cap Van de      him in the gospel. His words and ways to
     Wetering, I would say he was one who     the young Corvallis, OR assembly dur-
enjoyed a close relationship with the Lord.   ing gospel meetings were helpful, and
He was a godly man, with much wisdom          strengthened young believers. We shared
and a humble spirit. His love for his family  several series in Terrace and Kitimat, BC,
and children was evident.                     where he not only preached a clear gospel,
                                              but labored door-to-door. He had a unique
  His ministry was fresh and valuable, as     way of showing love to those to whom
from the Lord Himself. On one occasion, in    he spoke. In tent meetings in Fresno, CA,
the Friday night prayer meeting at a Seattle  despite excessive heat (for a Canadian),
conference, there was an earthquake while     he and his faithful wife made daily, door-
he was praying. When asked how he could       to-door visits.
pray so well during it, he stated that he
thought he was having a dizzy spell.            During tent meetings in Penticton in
                                              conjunction with the Westbank assembly,
  I had the joy of sharing many gospel        although his health was not up to par, he
series with our dear brother, dating back     still preached throughout the series to
to 2002. His wife Lena always traveled and    standing-room-only crowds, both inside
labored with him. He said, “She is a part     and outside the hall.
of the work, a real help, and preserves me
in the work.” When staying in our home,         He is a brother beloved and will be
they could be heard reading the Scriptures    missed and is now forever with the One
and praying together. His life was a godly    whom he loved and adored.
example to many.

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