November 20, 1929 – February 19, 2021
On February 19th, our Mother passed peacefully from this life, with her last breath in the care of the wonderful staff of Carelife Fleetwood in Surrey.
Mom was a loving, caring and generous person always looking out for the welfare of others, who loved her pets as much as her family. Born in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), she survived internment through the Japanese occupation of WWII, had to adapt to postwar life in the Netherlands and emigration to Canada with three young children.
As a nurse she spent her career at VGH and Langley Memorial, caring for patients with kindness and compassion. Mom spent her retirement years in the communities of Logan Lake and Sicamous, always busy in the Arts Community with painting and fibre arts.
She is survived by her five children, Robert, Margot, Monique, Yvonne and Otto, twelve grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great great grandchild, as well as her one remaining brother Albert in the Netherlands and her last remaining pet dog, Chico.
There will be a Celebration of Life service held to celebrate Helen’s long rich life, in accordance with COVID 19 Guidelines, between 1 and 6 pm on March 24th at the Sandman Hotel in Walnut Grove, Langley. Please contact Otto Ward at 604-354-5699 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements for your attendance.
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