It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great and great-great grandmother. Mum came to Nelson from Holland with Dad and their 4 children in 1958. Because Dad was a farmer, we moved around a lot, but Mum always made the best of it, and never complained. They moved away to the coast in 1966 but moved back home to Nelson in 1983. Mum always loved the mountains, and she said the people of Nelson were always the friendliest. She always considered Nelson her “hometown”.
Mum was predeceased by her oldest daughter Ann (May 1977) and by our dad – her husband of 56 years, Berend (Bernie) – in December 1997. She was also predeceased by 1 brother, 2 sisters and
Mum leaves to grieve her son Meindert (Suzanne), daughter Fran (Walt) of Nelson, and son Pieter of Alberta. Mum had 16 grandchildren, 35 great
grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
She also leaves behind 2 brothers and 4 sisters and many many nieces, nephews, and friends.
There will be no funeral and Mum’s ashes will be put with our Dad’s, as per Mum’s request.
Special thanks go to all the care aids and nurses at Mountain Lakes, and to her granddaughter Stacey, who was always there for her.
Thompson Funeral Home has taken care of the cremation.