Nellie Jansen White (nee Matzner)


It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Nellie White also known as Nellie Jansen (nee Matzner), who passed away on March 16, 2020 at the age of 99.  She will be forever remembered by daughter, Dorothy-Lynn Loy (Jansen). Granddaughters; Amanda Marie Loy and Victoria Rae Loy, great granddaughter, Charlotte Lynn Marie Loy, her sister Rose Marie (nee Matzner) Bowler and a host of nieces and nephews.  Nellie was predeceased in death by her first husband Russell Jansen, second husband, Don White, parents; Cornella and Alois Matzner, brothers; Romeo Matzner and Leo Matzner, sisters; Elizabeth Drage (nee Matzner) and Margaretta Desmond (nee Matzner).Nellie resided in Kelowna for 23 years with her husband Russell on a small hobby farm. Mom was known for her wonderful garden, riding her horse with her numerous friends, baking, canning and selling fresh cow milk.  1992 saw them move to Osoyoos. After the passing of Russell in 1996, Nellie met Don White of Winthrop, WA and moved there for 20 years.  Upon his death in 2018, Nellie’s daughter Dorothy-Lynn brought her back to Alberta. Nellie had just over 2 years with her daughter, granddaughters, and great granddaughter making new memories.   A private visitation was held on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful staff at the Rivercrest Care Centre, who cared so much for Nellie during her time there. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made in Nellie’s name to:
Dementia Research/Alzheimer Society of Canada
10430 61 Ave NW #306
Edmonton, AB
T6H 2J3


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Margaret Metz

Hello Sister-Cousin Dorothy, Amanda, Victoria,
Auntie Nellie nearly made her 100 birthday. Nellie was from tough stock family, determined, funny, so physically strong, admired by myself and dearly loved.
As a child I stayed with Uncle Russel, Auntie Nellie and
Dorothy many times on their Fraser Valley farm. When I stayed there I learned morals and values, true farm life style,
family love and great laughs and of course chores!!
I will miss Auntie Nellies soft gentle voice, her chuckle
and most of all her kindness and caring heart.
I loved her and she loved me. So with that I shed no tears
But a smile and so glad my mother Rose and me went
to Edmonton last year for a great visit with her and
to be with Dorothy and Victoria
You will be missed and now your with your sisters and
brothers and say hello to everyone. Know you are
All in our hearts and memories forever.
Randy would have loved me to say he loved you.
Loved your calls and conversations
You melted his heart with all those good baking treats.
Take care Dorothy.
We never forget and in time we hurt less.
Cousin Maggie Metz

Martin & Marnie Best

Dear Dorothy, Amanda, Victoria and Charlotte,
Our deepest sympathies to you.
It saddens us so much to learn that our dear Aunt Nellie has left us. She was always such a prominent figure in my life growing up. She and Uncle Russell gave me many childhood memories from days on their farm in Aldergrove. I remember
So vividly visiting aunt Nellie and Uncle Russell on their Rutland farm and Aunt Nellie serving us warm homemade bread and to top it off… homemade butter! It was so delicious and remains a top food memory today. Aunt Nellie was full of spirit, loved to laugh and had so many stories to tell of the days gone by when her and her siblings were growing up. Man, I wished I had listened more closely.
The world has lost a beautiful and quite amazing lady. Aunt Nellie will be greatly missed but her greatness will be remembered forever. Rest In Peace Aunt Nellie
Much Love, Martin and Marnie Best and family

Patricia Cranwell

We will miss you Aunt Nellie! Rest in peace. I will always remember how hard Aunt Nellie worked all her life but how she did that work with such cheer and always a smile for you. She was such a strong woman and a strong willed woman.And ohhhh how she could cook! The chicken and tomato dish she baked in her oven when I was a kid was so darn delicious. I will always remember Aunt Nellie and Dorothy riding over to our ranch on their horses looking so healthy and happy and the sound of Aunt Nellie laughing with her sisters Aunty Rose and Aunty Marg and Aunty Liz. Those ladies knew how to laugh and have good clean fun! My Heartfelt sympathies to the family. We will always remember you Aunt Nellie, with love.
Your niece Patricia.

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