In Memory of

Kenneth

Donald

Bruinsma-Cajic

Obituary for Kenneth Donald Bruinsma-Cajic

Kenneth Donald Bruinsma-Cajic
June 27, 1963 – May 7, 2021

Though his life was cut short, Ken leaves a legacy of memories with the many he touched. He was a loyal son, beloved brother, encouraging uncle, steadfast friend, but above all else, a doting father to Hali, Annalise, Evan-Blake, Kaeden, grandfather to Kenyon, and devoted husband to Georgina for more than 25 years.

In today's culture of ambition, Ken was a nonconformist, understanding relationships were more important than the pursuit of materialistic values like money, possessions, and social status.

Ken was a true family man and enjoyed spending time at home where he engaged in any number of activities: playing board games with his kids and their friends on weekend afternoons; making homemade pizza on Saturday nights; playing guitar, at times, piano; restoring old furniture; building a pond for the backyard; and adding a second garden shed to house his growing collection of woodworking tools and mechanic tools as he insisted on repairing and maintaining the family’s two cars himself. Ken never stopped moving or learning.

More than anything, Ken enjoyed the challenge of figuring something out. A true "do-it-yourselfer" he mastered upholstering, marquetry, roofing, computer programming, and teaching himself guitar and piano.

Ken was beautifully complex, at once spiritual yet worldly, artistic yet practical, rebellious yet at times, traditional. He was unwavering in his views yet open-minded to new ideas. He was the rock in his family, a steady influence in a chaotic world.

Ken's presence will be dearly missed as a beloved husband to Georgina, a proud father to his four children Hali, Annalise, Evan Blake, and Kaeden, a loved grandfather "Dibby", to Kenyon. His absence will be felt by his mother-in-law (Irmgard) and sister-in-law (Natalie). He is survived by his father (Ted), sisters Monica (John), Heather (Simon), and Anita and nieces and nephews Kit, Rebecca, Derek, Isaac, Isla, Owen, and Ben.

“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul, there is no such thing as separation.”
~ Rumi