Marie Jansen (VanGaalen) passed into the presence of her Lord Tuesday morning, March 29, 2011 at the age of 82 years. She was born in Alberta and moved to Abbotsford in 1945 where she lived up until her death. She was predeceased by her husband, John in December, 2008 and is survived by her loving family; two children, Robert, and Shirley (Doug) Mauger, and two grandsons, AJ and Calvin. Marie was predeceased by all of her siblings, Nell (Huisman), Cora (Getkate), Peter , Margaret (VanderWoude), Gertrude, little sister Adrianna, Anne (Bos), Arie, and Bertha (VanDyke). She was the last of the VanGaalen legacy.
Marie was a member of Gateway Community Christian Reformed Church and in the past was instrumental in establishing the Gifford Chapel outreach ministry. Over the years she was involved in helping to raise funds for the Abbotsford Christian School through the Women’s Circle and volunteered her time to teach sewing at the school. She was also a treasurer of the Ebenezer Home Society. Marie was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and loved spending time with her family.
Memorial service will take place on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. at Trinity Christian Reformed Church at 3215 Trethewey Street with Pastor Alvin Beukema officiating.
The family thanks the staff at Abbotsford Home Health and at Baker 2 at ARH along with Drs. Newton and Turchen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Marie to Gateway Community CRC Building Fund.
Tributes and condolences may be left at:
Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534