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BRAAM, Everdina (“Dini”) Regina Marie (nee Heyming)

August 4, 1929 — May 3, 2013


Everdina “Dini” Braam passed away suddenly in her own home at the Wedgewood in Kelowna, British Columbia on Friday, May 3, 2013 at the age of 83 years. She was born on August 4, 1929 in Silvolde, the Netherlands / Holland. Immigrating to Canada in 1954, she initially settled in Ottawa and then moved to Kelowna in 1958, where she married Wilhelmus (“Bill”) Braam.


Survived by her three sons and their families: Mark & Maureen, Nicole and Michael of Vancouver; Ron & Ela and Logan of Burnaby; Francis & Marlene, Spencer, Ethan and Ryan of Kelowna. Also lovingly remembered by her surviving brothers and sisters and their families, Theo Heyming (Nellie) of Toronto, Karen Dewit (Joe) of Carstairs, Alberta, Peter Heyming (Ann) of Kelowna, Leny Gaffney (Jim) of Ireland, and sister-in-law, Connie Heyming of California.


Sadly predeceased by her parents, grandson Christopher, brother Henry (“Hank”) Heyming and sister Bets Nuyens.


What was most important to Dini and gave her the most pleasure were her children and their spouses, grandchildren and siblings. She worked hard to provide the best she could for them and gave them much love. On several occasions over more than 30 years, she was the catalyst for large family gatherings which are fondly remembered.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to BC Children’s Hospital, 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4H4.


A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 13th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. A reception will follow at the Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre.


You were treasured and will always be in our hearts.


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Monday, May 13th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

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The service for BRAAM, Everdina (“Dini”) Regina Marie (nee Heyming) is scheduled for Monday, May 13th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.. 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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  • Nicole Rustad says:

    Dear Francis & Marlene along with all family & friends who share in this loss,

    We are so sorry to learn of the passing of your Mother, Grandmother and friend. We are thinking of you at this time!

    Sincere condolences,

    Nicole Rustad & Brad Cronquist

  • Barb Petelle says:

    Francis & Marlene & family, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom’s passing….I read it on Castanet today…..I will keep you in my prayers!!

  • Robert Fiume says:

    Francis and family, sorry to hear of your loss, your in our thoughts at this time.

  • Marie Raeburn says:

    Francis,Marlene & boys
    So sorry to hear about Dini”s passing. May God give you all the strength to get through this most difficult days ahead. My thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
    Marie Raeburn

  • Kelly Kitsul (Aquilon) says:

    Dear Ron,Francis and Mark-so very sorry to hear about your Mom-thinking of you all.

  • Bruce and Sue Campbell says:

    Dear Francis and Family,
    Our thoughts are with you and your family.Celebrate and share all the good memories.

  • Martha Forsyth (Gevers) says:

    Dear Ron, Francis and Mark,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was my Godmother and I will always remember her. I remember when I worked at London Drugs years ago, she would come into the store shopping quite often. She would always come and say hi to me and she told me more than once how special all you boys were to her. I also had 3 boys at the time (now have 4) and she would tell me that boys are always good to their moms. She was so sweet.
    Thinking of you all,
    Martha, Cory, Bill, Shane, Dillon and Shawn

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