Lily VAN RAMSHORST

Lily VAN RAMSHORST

Van Ramshorst, Lily Cornelia. (August 2, 1923 – June 15, 2014) of Abbotsford BC. Lily passed away peacefully June 15th and went home to be with her Lord and Savior. There will be music in heaven if mom has anything to do with it. Lily was born to the late Grietje and Cornelis Kaijk – August 2nd, 1923 in The Hague, Netherlands. Mom received her education in The Hague, and graduated in 1940 just prior to WWII. She is predeceased by her brother Kees Kaijk of The Netherlands. She married the late Albert Cornelius in February of 1947. Together they lived briefly in The Hague before moving to Indonesia because dad was a ‘rubber planter’. In 1952 they immigrated to Vancouver, Canada and then relocated to Edmonton in the mid 50s. Lily always had a determined and feisty spirit to make the best she could of the challenges life circumstances presented her family. From the time they came to Canada she worked at a variety of accounting positions in order to supplement the family income. She loved music and as a result sang in and conducted a number of choirs over the years and always her piano was her friend. Along with music she loved to travel. In Edmonton, Mom and Dad made many good friends and especially with those that shared the bond immigrating to Canada from The Netherlands and with the Indonesian link. They shared many stories of the past and ate many “Indonesian” meals together. We always felt that the time in Indonesia was a very special time in her life. Lily is survived by her two children: Yvonne M. Hayden (Art) of Abbotsford, BC, and Albert C. Van Ramshorst (Ursula) of Spruce Grove, Alberta. She also is survived by her five grandchildren (Paul Van Ramshorst, Chris Van Ramshorst, Cara Butt, Leah Bertsch and Andrea Kew) and seven great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations can be made to: Alzheimer Society of British Columbia, You can donate on-line: http://www.alzheimerbc.org/

Get-Involved/Donate.aspx, or the charity of your choice. A private family memorial will be held in Edmonton, Alberta late July 19, 2014. Lily was cremated and her ashes will be scattered by her family.


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