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von HOLLEN, Dorothy “Judy”

Judy von Hollen went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on February 11, 2022. Left to mourn her presence, but also to remember and cherish her memory, are Jim, her loving husband of 44 years, and their 6 children, 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, as well as her brother and his family.

Judy joyfully served God and others and was well known for her warm, welcoming hugs. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and expressing her creativity in many different ways, including painting and writing poetry.

In lieu of flowers, we welcome you to make a donation either to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)mcccanada.ca, or to the Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)maf.org.

A FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2022, AT 1:00 PM (PST), at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

We invite you to share any memories you may have, by using the memory cards offered by Springfield Funeral home, their online guest book (scroll down to where it says Condolences), or by mailing a card to the family.



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2022, AT 1:00 PM (PST)

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for von HOLLEN, Dorothy “Judy” is scheduled for FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2022, AT 1:00 PM (PST). 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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  • Dorothy Ring says:

    Judy was the first person who spoke to us (Ray and me) the first Sunday we attended KGF. We did love her hugs and smiling face; she always lifted us up. There will be a big hole in your family unit now….but to be with Christ is far better. I mourn with you , but rejoice with Judy who is with Jesus. Many great memories of Judy. In love . . . Dorothy

  • Mell Buckley says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss. Judy was always a kind friendly soul. Praying for your family. Mell

  • Carolyn Esau says:

    Judy was like a sister to me. When we lived in Prince George 1977-1987, Dan and I with our little son and daughter would occasionally walk over to the Von Hollens’ for an afternoon visit after church on Sunday, and Judy could make anything out of practically nothing. Lunch was as simple as you could get, but the company was rich. Our kids would play together and have a great time. Judy was one of the most welcoming people I know, and a very good friend. My heart is saddened by her loss. May the family be comforted by Jesus loving arms and by the fellowship of others around them. Dan and Carolyn Esau

  • Brenda Woodland says:

    Uncle Jim and family, I’m very sorry for your loss. Wish I could have attended today; especially because you and Sharon were so wonderful to mom and dad and were there for all of us, and for that I will always be grateful. Sending my love and I’ll be live-streaming the service today. Love you.

  • Theresa White says:

    It’s been such a great gift to know Judy as a friend on this side of eternity. We shared a miniature ministry at KGF, cleaning the church kitchen once a week through covid times, keeping every surface shiny and clean and laughing and kibbutzing as we worked. Joy was Judy’s special gift, constant and unreserved despite living in great pain. Hugs were her sweet way of communicating Christ’s love and acceptance. Not quick little hugs. Huge heartfelt bear hugs. I will miss those hugs until we meet again. Until that day I shall cherish the memory of her radiant face, carrying Jesus as light into the dark corners of our world.

  • Ruth Hufnagel says:

    I was so touched by your sharing your appreciation and memories of your mother, Daniel. I am so thankful for the Godly influence she has had on you and the rest of your family, as well as the many people she encountered during her life. I so identified with you when you said that even though you knew her spirit had left her body, it was through that body that she cared for you. That is just how I felt when my mother died. Even though I did not get to know your mother that well, I do so well remember you as an eager second-grade student at KCS. During this sad time, may the Lord continue to strengthen you and encourage you as you rest on the promises in His Word. “We grieve, but not as those who have no hope!” 1 Thessalonians 4:13 -18

  • Art Woestenburg says:

    Jim and family please accept my condolences on your great loss. Judy was truly one of a kind, her uplifting personality in the early days at Garden Valley was infectious during all the volunteering that we did, she was a tireless worker for the cause of Christ in all she did. I know she will dearly missed by all that knew her.

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