Emmy Vanderkooi


Emmy Vanderkooi (nee Vankeimpema)
Emmy passed away peacefully in Edmonton, Alberta on August 3, 2014 at the age of 81.
Emmy Vankeimpema was born in Leeuwarden, Holland on June 6th, 1933. In 1951 she immigrated to southern Alberta along with her parents and 7 siblings. On December 21, 1955 she married Andy Vanderkooi. They raised their family in various centers throughout Alberta and the Yukon and Northwest Territories.
Emmy is survived by her loving husband, Andy and children Henry (Elizabeth), Clayton (Nancy) and Vanessa. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
A private family celebration of Emmy’s life will be held at a later date. Special thank you and deepest appreciation are extended to Dr. Amigo and the Palliative Care team at the Grey Nuns Hospital. Donations in Emmy’s memory can be made to Unit 43, Palliative Care, Grey Nuns Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta.

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