Dentoom, Nellie passed away surrounded by loving family on Monday, April 8, 2019 at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by husband Arie, brother Ysbrand and sister Jenny, Nellie is survived by son Ronald (Cheryl) and their family Brent (Synneva), Dane (Sarah) and Melissa (Mike); son Andre (Kelsey) and their children Allison and Neil; great grandchildren Jacob and Kayla as well as many other relatives in Canada and Holland.
Nellie arrived in Canada in 1953 and settled in the Alberni Valley very shortly after that to raise their family. She is known to those close to her as a loving and devoted mother. She was involved in the Cedar Grove Church and loved to sing. Nellie was a loving wife who adored her husband Arie and missed him. 10 years to the day of losing Arie, she left to join him.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 am, Thursday, April 18, 2019 from the Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, 4005 – 6th Ave, Port Alberni, BC with Pastor Per Knudsen officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nellie’s memory to Fir Park/Echo Village Foundation, 4411 Wallace St, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 7Y5. Stories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.chapelofmemories.ca.