August 28, 1928 – February 20, 2020
Bill passed away peacefully on Thursday February 20th 2020 at Castleview Care Centre in Castlegar B.C. at the age of 91.
Bill was born in Winterswijk Holland in 1928 he was one of 12 Children. He married Anne Overkamp September 6, 1955.
Shortly after that they Immigrated to Canada and lived in Rossland for 4 years, before moving to Nelson, and finally settling in Blewett, where they raised their family, maintained a hobby farm and extensive gardens.
Bill worked for Kootenay Valley Dairy, Palm Dairies & finally Dairyland, retiring at the Plant in Nelson. Many will remember Bill as “the milkman”.
In retirement Bill enjoyed spending time tinkering in his shop and as anyone that new him loved working in their beautiful vegetable and flower gardens, which were always a sight to see! He also loved the Grandchildren who were ever present in their lives, and the Grandchildren also loved to be at “Opa and Oma’s”. He was always the willing Volunteer with his wife Anne for the Church, Knights of Columbus, Community and his growing family.
Bill was pre-deceased by his wife Anne (2009). Bill is survived by his 8 children, Imelda (Case) Grypma, Rose (Dennis) Zieverink, Annette (Doug) Ball, Rita (Brian) Berglund, Veronica (Alex) Buratto, Leo (Teresa) Zieverink, Andre (Jody) Zieverink & Richard (Adele) Zieverink and also 16 grandchildren: Thomas (Ashley), Kristi (Dan), Case (Martine), Leo (Ali), Rosie (Gabe), Marc (Alysha), Michael, Matthew, Bryan (Kimberley), Kayla, Justin (Alysha), Andrew (Kirsten), Jarod (Joy), Michelle (Patrick), Ben, and Abby, and 18 great grandchildren. And survived by siblings Annie Hooch-Antink (Rossland), Truus Overkamp (Holland) and Benny Zieverink (Holland) and many Nieces and Nephews.
Prayers will be recited on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, Nelson at 7:00 pm. On Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 10:00 am there will be a Mass of Christian Burial, followed by Interment at the Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy, friends and family may make donations to the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 813 ward St, Nelson B.C. V1L 1T4 or the Alzheimer (Dementia) Society of BC, 609 Sixth St, Nelson B.C. V1L 2Y7
FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.
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