It is with sadness and love that we say goodbye to our mother and Beppe, who passed away peacefully on September 6, 2012.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Chris (Sandy), Pieter (Debs), Hank (Cindy), John (Jeanne) and Jim; grandchildren, Sean (Laura), Kevin (Cindy), Shannon (Cam), Kerri (Russell), Chris, Dane (Amanda), Tobie, Lauren, Melissa (Jon) and Samantha (Eric); great-grandchildren, Parker, Logan, Reece, Cameron, Mac and Blake. She is also survived by her sisters, Tjissie (Art Ter Harmsel), Corey DeJong and Joanne (Ken Hart); two brothers, John (Joop) and Bernard (Maureen); sister-in-law, Harmien (Bill); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Coby (nee Deys) was born in Harlingen, Friesland (Netherlands) and immigrated to Canada in 1953 to raise her five sons. She is predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Jan; her parents, Cornelia and Pieter Deys and brother, Bill.
A Funeral Service will be held on September13, 2012 at 1:00 pm. at the Christian Reformed Church, 12 Gate Ave, in St Albert. Interment will have taken place prior to the service.
Coby’s family wants to give special thanks to her good nurses Cathy, Eileen and to the caring staff of Unit 1 of Youville Continuing Care Centre, St. Albert, where Coby spent the last year of her life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Youville Continuing Care Centre, 9 St. Vital Avenue, St. Albert, AB, T8N 1K1 or to a charity of one’s choice.