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Tina DeGraaf

December 8, 1932 - December 22, 2017


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear mother and friend Tina DeGraaf. Tina passed away peacefully at Cowichan District Hospital with her family at her side. Tina immigrated to Canada from Holland with her Husband Oene and became a Canadian Citizen in February of 1968.  Tina was predeceased by her husband Oene on October 9, 1973. She opened up a small soup and sandwich shop in the 80’s downtown Duncan, then a restaurant in the Duncan mall [The Ivy Room.] After a successful career in the restaurant business, Tina retired to a quieter life with her family nearby. She truly loved the Christmas season and the time spent with her family. Tina was a kind, generous person always putting others happiness before herself. She will be missed for years to come, but will never be forgotten as her smiling face will remain in our hearts forever.  Tina is survived by her children Howard, Joe  (Mary Ann) and  Kim (Jim), her grandchildren Melissa (Chris), Jason (Matt) and Mathew and great Grandchildren Taylor and Ryan as well her Sister and closest friend Hilda and Family, sister Jeanny in Holland, And Brother Tony and Family. There are many other friends and relatives that Tina’s life touched. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Until we meet again mom may you rest in eternal peace.

Tina’s Family would like to thank Dr. Jackson and all the nurses at Cowichan District Hospital for their compassionate care of our mother in her final days.  Words cannot express how thankful we are to all of you for your kindness.


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From: Ramona de Graaf
Relation: niece

My Auntie Tina was truly the kindest person I have ever known. Her warmth, laughter, hugs and love were such a big part of all of lives growing up as a large extended family of 11 nieces and nephews! It is so very difficult to lose such a supportive and strong person. My second mom is so many ways. Howard, Joe, Mary Ann, Kim and your children, my deepest sympathy. To my Mom and Auntie Jeanny, you have lost a friend and sister. Memories will keep Auntie Tina forever in my life.

From: Reina Molenkamp
Relation: Niece

Auntie Tina was the sweetest loving person you would ever met. Always a smile on her face and always helping or cooking for others. I fondly remember all the bbq’s we had at her place. I wish her children and grandchildren all the strength in the coming time with the loss of their mom and Oma. Also I wish her sister auntie Hilda the strength to move on after such a huge loss in her life. May she Rest In Peace. Love you auntie Tina till we meet again.❤️❤️❤️

From: Karen Warwick
Relation: Aunt by marriage

Auntie Tina was an awesome lady. I remember spending many hours chatting with her when Ray and Joey were out together. Talking to Auntie Tina had no generational boundary. She was a sweet and compassionate woman and I will always remember her fondly.

From: Howard John deGraaf
Relation: Nephew

Bye Auntie Tina, I will never forget your kindness and your smiling welcome every time I came to visit. You always cared for everybody. I miss you already and always and will miss bringing you flowers on your birthday.

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