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Zwaagstra, Tine (Tryntje)

August 9, 1928 — February 1, 2012

Born: August 9, 1928.

Tine Zwaagstra was passed from the arms of her husband Sjouke, the love of her life, into the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 while surrounded by her family.

Mom had a tremendous commitment to her Heavenly Father, was a loving wife, caring mother, and grandma extraordinaire.  Her joyful spirit was filled with singing, music, laughter and elegance.  The best tea parties always happened at Grandma’s!

She left us a legacy that we are so proud of:  she taught us how to love, how to be loved and how to give love.  Predeceased by her eldest son, Joe (Sjoerd) Zwaagstra in 2007, she will be greatly missed but forever remembered by her husband Sjouke, and children Laurel (wife of Joe), Shirley (Harry Byl), John (Cynthia), David (Sherry), 16 grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

A Celebration of her Life will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the East Hill Community Church, 3605 – 12th Street, Vernon, BC. .  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Tine’s memory to The Canadian Cancer Society (Multiple Myeloma Research), 202-1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 3H5.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm

East Hill Community Church

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Canadian Cancer Society (Multiple Myeloma Research)


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Service Details

The service for Zwaagstra, Tine (Tryntje) is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

East Hill Community Church

3605-12th Street, Vernon, BC


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  • Steve Fair says:

    My condolences to the family. Please take care.

  • Mike & Lian Walraven says:

    To:The Zwaagstra Family, Our deepest sympathy to you at this time. Your wife, mom, grandma was such a beautiful & elegant lady, and will be fondly remembered. Heaven is getting very lucky these days. May time replace your sadness with nothing but fond memories. Our hearts go out to you all.
    Mike, Lian, Sydney & Maddi

  • Annelies Ferreira says:

    Shirley and Family, My most sincere condolences and wishes for lots of strength. Thinking of you, Annelies

  • Cheryl Cameron & Sheldon Spier says:

    We are so very sorry of the loss of your Mom and Grandmother. We didn’t have the pleasure of meeting her but bet she lives on in you all in her own way. We are thinking of you all at this sad time.

  • Kathy & Darcy Rice says:

    Thinking of all of you today as you come togeather and celebrate your wife ,mom and grandmas precious life.
    I so loved coming to “Mom & Dad” Zwaagstras for a summer visit. Mrs. Zwaagstras’ tea and extras always tasted extra speacil, converasation always fun,witty and entertaining .Such warm memories of a beautiful person thank-you for sharing …
    Praying for the Lords strength and comfort to carry you on as you say farewell for now. Im’ almost convinced Joe and all heaven are rejoicing that Tine will be joining the choir….

    with much love Darcy &kathy Rice…

  • Jane Dobson says:

    The Dobson sisters send their heartfelt condolences to the Zwaagstra family at this sad time. Take care of each other….

  • Kim and Steve Larochelle says:

    Our hearts and prayers go out to you all as you reflect on the precious life and gift you shared with your wife, Mom and Grandma. Her life and giftings will continue to live through each of you, so she will never be too far away. Until you meet again rest in knowing she is being well loved.

  • Vera Gervais says:

    My condolences to the Zwaagstra family. Some of my fondest early childhood memories are of being your family home and sleeping in your tent in the yard. Your mother had the best lemon cake for snacking on. Such a beautiful family you are. My love to all of you at this time. Your faith in our Lord Jesus touches my heart.

  • Janet Edwards says:

    Shirley and Family, our thoughts are with you as you grieve your Mom’s passing. I will always think of her as a great inspiration and strength.

  • Oepke en Saakje van der Boom-Zwaagstra says:

    Lieve familie,
    Gecondoleerd met het verlies van tante Tine. Ik herinner me mij haar nog goed bij mijn bezoek aan jullie (alweer in 1985). Het was een hartelijke vrolijk, altijd zingende tante die ook wel eens van een grapje hield. Heel veel sterke toegewenst de komende tijd.
    Saakje Zwaagstra

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