Bauke Jan Tjebbe Kamstra
Aug 22nd 1956 — Nov 7th 2022 (66 years)
Bauke was a lovely man taken too soon. He spent his life attempting to express himself using oils and pastels and the human form. During some of this time he was in Ontario and has many friends in the arts community in Hamilton, and Dundas area. Ten years ago he discovered his love of poetry. His whole life changed the day he began to put words on paper and he can count very few days during those years that he did not write. He has published a number of poetry books. During the covid lockdown he discovered online poetry groups where he both read his and enjoyed other's poems.
He was an avid reader, often a book a day or so, most especially sci fi and fantasy.
Bauke has travelled the world but finally settled in his home of birth - Nova Scotia, Canada with Ellen (Woo) his partner of 32 years. He was a man who was larger than life, yet songs and poetry would bring him to tears. He had a zany sense of humour which he was certain people would eventually 'get'. He never gave up on it. He will be sadly missed by all his friends on Twitter and FB who loyally followed and with whom he loved to read and share the poetry.
He left suddenly and unexpectedly and is sorely, sorely missed.