Frederika “Riet” Wijsingh Bland


On May 9th 2017 Frederika (Riet) Bland passed away in Edmonton, Canada at age 82.  Riet is survived by Roger, her beloved husband of 56 years, two daughters Fiona (Bud)( Tiana ( Andrew) and Alisa) and Amanda (Randy), and two grandsons, Mathew (Elaine) and Ryan (Nicole) and a niece, Maaike, and nephew, Joost, and their families in the Netherlands. She was predeceased by her parents and brother, Theo (Anneke). While she lived most of her life in Canada, she grew up in the Netherlands during the Second World War.  She studied pharmacy in Amsterdam, later immigrating to the UK upon her marriage.  She subsequently immigrated to Canada in the late 1960’s.   Devoted to her family, kind and generous in spirit and who genuinely liked people, but valued her privacy and never wanted to impose or be a burden. She will be sorely missed by her husband, children and grandchildren

Private cremation has already occurred and in keeping with her wishes there will be no public service. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Edmonton Community Foundation.




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Sharon Matthias

Roger, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss – my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Victoria Winterton

Dear Roger – I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences are with you and your family.
Vicky Winterton

Jenniene Dupont

It is with great sorry that we offer our condolences to you, Roger, and Family. Riet was our good friend and neighbor for many years in Bearspaw. Growing up I enjoyed many visits with Riet in the cul-de-sac. She was always welcoming and was genuinely interested in what was new in my young world. I remember her fondly and am truly saddened by her passing.
Please accept my heart felt condolences and condolences from my father Jack and my sister Annette.
Jenniene (Belkin) Dupont

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