Elizabeth Gerarda “Betsy” Flier (nee Slootweg)

Elizabeth Gerarda Flier (nee Slootweg)

October 1, 2017

Mrs. Elizabeth Gerarda Flier (nee Slootweg) late of Abbotsford, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the age of 75 at Abbotsford Hospice – Holmberg House. 

Betsy, as she was known to friends and family, was born in Lisse, the Netherlands and was the youngest of four children. 

Her family immigrated to Canada in 1948, she married John Flier in 1959, and they raised their family on their Sumas Prairie farm. 

Elizabeth is survived by her husband John, her children Lucy (Jim) Coers, Val (Corny) Woelders, and Shirley (Jonathan) Friesen, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and her brother Martin Slootweg.

She was predeceased by her parents Klaas and Trijntje Slootweg, brothers Pete and Art Slootweg, and nephew John Bassani.

A private family graveside service will be held at Musselwhite Cemetery.

The Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 11:00am at New Life Church at 35270 Delair Road, Abbotsford, with Pastor Nathan Elgersma officiating. 

In consideration of individuals with scent sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfumes or colognes. 

The family would like to sincerely thank the caring doctors (Dr. Saran and Dr. Hilliard) as well as the wonderful nurses and volunteers at Holmberg House. 

A special thank you to Julie Boonstra for all the time and care she gave to Mom.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Abbotsford Hospice Society.