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Louise (Wietske) Annie Kroek (Posthuma)

March 19, 1931 - April 25, 2016

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It is with great sorrow that we announce the loss of our mother, sister, Oma and great Oma, Louise  Kroek.  Louise passed away suddenly at her home.

Born to Jan and Tjaltje Posthuma at Amersfoort, The Netherlands.

Louise was raised in Apledoorn. Her father died in 1945 leaving her mother to raise six children in the hardships of post-war Netherlands.

She excelled academically in school and in competition swimming.

Shortly after marrying her husband, Jacob, they emigrated to Canada with their infant son John in 1953. 

After a 7 day boat trip and a 7 day train trip across Canada, they settled in Victoria.  Later Robert, Marlyna and Jennifer were born.

There she became an active member of the Christian Reformed Church and participated in the development of the Pacific Christian School.   In 1965 the family moved to Duncan. In addition to being wife and mother she became an active and long standing member of the Christian Reformed Church where she was one of the first female elders. She enjoyed leading Ladies Aide and being part of many groups and committees of the church.  Louise also served on the Duncan Christian School board for many years.

Louise had a long history of community volunteering: Meals on Wheels, Cowichan Exhibition, Duncan Music Festival, Canadian Cancer Society, and Bibles for Missions to name a few.  In addition to volunteering she loved the friendship and creativity of the Quilters Guild. Louise found enjoyment in both gardening and reading.

Mom’s love and commitment to her family was constant.  Always encouraging, open and compassionate, she loved our times together.

Her deep and abiding faith in the Lord brought her comfort and strength through all of the ups and downs of her long life.  She was greatly loved by many and her gentle graciousness brought comfort and support to all who knew her.

Louise is pre-deceased by her husband Jacob, grandson Leland, brothers: Harry, Jan, Joop and Dick. She is survived by her beloved sister Anneke, her children: John (Sandra), Robert (Ruth), Jennifer (Paul) and Marlyna. Grandchildren: Bodie (Courtney), Tyler (Nikki), Jason,Jaime, Graham, Nathan and Morgan; Great grandchildren: Carter, Brooklyn and Remington, and many nephews and nieces in The Netherlands and the U.S.

A memorial service will be held at 1pm, Wednesday, May 4th the Christian Reformed Church, 930 Trunk Road, Duncan,BC.

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Sherry Mawbey MacKenzie
Relation: friend

Sorry to hear of your loss.Thinking of you Jennifer and your family at this difficult time. Many great memories. Hugs

From: Frances Kerrone
Relation: Friend

Sorry for the loss of your Mother, Jennifer.
Always enjoyed having a chat with her.
She will be missed.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 4, 2016
Beginning at 1:00am

Location:
Duncan Christian Reformed Church
930 Trunk Road
Duncan, BC Canada

930 Trunk Road
Duncan, BC Canada

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