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Walraven, Aletta

November 13, 1924 — November 26, 2011

November 13, 1924 – November 26, 2011

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Aletta Walraven, who passed away peacefully on the morning of November 26, 2011. Born and raised in Holland she immigrated to Canada in 1951, ending up in Winfield, BC where she lived a rich and full life. For 56 years Aletta was the devoted wife of Arie, whom she missed dearly after his passing in 2000. She was a kind and adoring mother who will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by her children: Kasper (Marjie) of Prince George, BC, Stienie (Alfie) of Mara, BC, Pete (Shirley) of St. Albert, AB, Nellie of Kelowna, BC, Don (Joni) of Kelowna, Mark of Kelowna, BC, Mike (Lian) of Kelowna, BC, Les (Brenda) of Winfield, BC, Sandra (Al) of Oyama, BC amd her beloved grandchildren: Jeff, Craig, Adrian, Katherine, Claire, David, Travis, Curtis, Jessica, Jessie, Quinton, Ryan, Owen, Carlee, Tyler, Dyllan, Sydney, Madeline, Meghan, Josh, Chad, Clayton; and great grandchildren: Meghan, Emily. Liam, Declan, Teagan, Caelan, Myla, Davin and Jackson. She was sadly predeceased by her son Joe Walraven in 2001 and sisters Petronella and Jantje, brothers Emus and Hans. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Sokol of Winfield Medical Clinic, Stan, June, Janet and Jason from Community Care at May Bennett Wellness Center and the staff at Kelowna Hospice House for all their wonderful care. A celebration of Aletta’s life will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Aletta will be laid to rest at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in a private family service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Central Okanagan Hospice Association – Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6.

Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 10:00 am

Springfield Funeral Home

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Service Details

The service for Walraven, Aletta is scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 10:00 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC


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  • The Holitzki's says:

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom.. Our thoughts are with you all..

  • Ann and Paul says:

    To our friends – inner strength is found during these times in knowing others are thinking of you and feeling your sorrow – love Ann and Paul

  • Bonnie & Darrel Myer says:

    We were deeply saddened to hear that your Mom had passed on. Thinking of you all at this time, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    The Myer Family (Bonnie Reeve)

  • Faye Stowe says:

    The Stowe family sends condolences.Your mother was a special lady and will be missed.

  • Tracy Bentley says:

    Thinking of you at this sad time… wishing you peace in the days to come.

    Russ & Tracy Bentley
    Frank Kilborn

  • John Reid says:

    Nellie: Very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.

  • Rudy and Ruby Hamm says:

    Your mother and grandmother was such a kind and thoughtful lady. Our thoughts are with you.

  • M & M Tulloch says:

    The Walravens have been a part of our life for about 40 years. Over the years we watched each others family grow until all of us felt like we were one big family. After Arie passed away, Aletta, Mary and Andy (Ambrosi) were always seen together at the Seniors Centre, shopping or eating out. Friday nights were reserved by the ladies for knitting, while Andy went to play crib. You can bet many laughs and stories were shared. Heaven got a very special Angel this week. Please accept our deepest condolences. From the Ambrosi and Tulloch Family

  • Dave Ulvaan says:

    Pete I am sorry to hear of your loss. Remember , time heals all wounds. Old friend, Dave

  • Glenda (Johnson) D. says:

    To Aletta Walraven’s family: We just heard that your beloved Mother and Grandma passed away just recently and we send our thoughts and prayers your way. Truly Aletta was a remarkable women. We have fond memories of years gone past living in Winfield and connecting with the Walraven family.Our Mom Gladys Johnson and Aletta were good friends for many many years.We always appreciated that bond and the love and compassion that developed. Us “Johnson” children enjoyed the Walraven family and we know your dear Mom raised awesome kids. Life was very difficult at times, but your Mom perservered. Now she is welcomed and greeted in Heaven by her Saviour! We will always remember her big smile, twinkling eyes and cute laugh.May God bless you and be your comfort at this time. love from Gladys Johnson, Connie and Randy Ceretzke,Glenda and Tom Dennis, and Ralph Johnson.

  • Bea Carignan says:

    My sincere condolence on the loss of your mother and grandmother. My prayers are for you all and may your memories ease the loss at this time.

  • Warren,Toni & Family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Jessica Saplywy says:

    Dear Mike and Lian
    Our condolences to your family at this sad time.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jessica and John Saplywy

  • Dianne Povey(Gevers) says:

    Sending the Walraven family my condolences. Your mom was one of a kind. I loved her laugh and her smile. I have many fond memories of her since I was a little girl.

  • The Samsom Family says:

    Our thoughts are with you all.

  • Bev & Lou Dudar says:

    Don & Joni…So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Our condolences to you…Bev & Lou

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