On Sunday the Lord took our dear Mother to Her eternal Home at the age of 103 yrs, 18 days. Our Mother is the Matriarch of our entire family in Canada, Holland, France and Italy.
Predeceased by her loving husband Bram, she is survived by her children: George (Shirley), Bram (Edmée), Maria (Bill), Paul (Bob), Margriet (Garry), 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Born in Amsterdam at the outset of the Great War in Europe, growing up in the Depression, marrying during WWII and starting her family under extreme conditions in occupied Holland, Mother was ever optimistic. At her instigation the family immigrated to Canada in 1957 with God as her guide, knowing that He would always provide and never fail her. With Bram by her side she had a wonderful, fulfilling life in Canada and saw her family grow, with grandchildren and great grandchildren. Nieces and nephews in Canada and Europe viewed her as their living connection to family history.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM in Christ Church, 12116-102 Avenue, Edmonton. Parking is limited.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Dhunoo and the entire staff at the Riverbend Retirement Residence for their loving care of our Mother the past 12 years, and Dr. Robert Flook and staff, U of A Hospital Unit 5F2, for their kindness and compassion.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the U of A Hospital Foundation or The Mustard Seed.