Edward Arthur De Jager
July 18, 2019 – September 19, 2019
Our sweet son, Edward Arthur De Jager, was peacefully taken from our arms and received into the loving arms of his maker, Jesus on September 19, 2019. Little Eddie, as we affectionally called him, came into this world on July 18, 2019 and spent 63 days with us here on earth. He fought hard and courageously; each new day with our little warrior was a true gift from God. We praise our Almighty God for his life and the time we were given with him.
We treasure many joys with our Little Eddie. He loved snuggling on his Momma’s chest and holding hands with his Dad and sisters. He liked Beppe’s singing, talks with Pake and visits from Oma and Opa, who is his namesake. Much love was showered on our dear Eddie by his aunties, uncles and cousins, along with the staff of Valley Children’s Hospital. He had all the nurses wrapped around his tiny little finger.
Each time we left our precious Eddie we prayed this blessing over him, “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace” Numbers 6:24-26.
While we are missing our little Eddie greatly, we could not be more thankful that he has been made whole and has perfect peace in our Lord Jesus Christ! This is the wonderful hope we have because of our GOD!
Rest in the arms of Jesus, sweet baby boy!
Edward Arthur is the beloved son of Eddie and Jacky De Jager, and brother to Jill and Jane. He was loved by many, including grandparents Rocky and Sharlene De Jager and Art and Sandra Van Beek, great grandparents Ed and Cobi De Jager, Greta Boschma, Annie Van Beek, and Grace Schotanus and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his great grandfathers: Henry Boschma, Bill Van Beek, and Ralph Schotanus.
Private Interment will be at Chowchilla District Cemetery. A celebration of life service will be held at Cornerstone Community Church on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 10:30 am.
Donations in memory of Edward Arthur De Jager may be sent to Stone Ridge Christian School (Building Fund) or Valley Children’s Healthcare Foundation (NICU).