Thelma (born Tietje Haven) passed away peacefully on September 28, 2006 with her son Peter at her bedside. Thelma is predeceased by her parents and siblings in the Netherlands, also by her husband Bartholomew (Bill) in Nov. 1981, after 47 years of marriage, as well as her daughter Corrie Carter in Sept. 1999 and her son-in-law Beril Flink in 1993. She is survived by her loving son Peter of Nooksack, WA; 2 daughters: Minka Flink of Surrey, BC and Nancy (Henry) Bartel of Calgary, AB; son-in-law Morley Carter of Oliver, BC; as well as 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Thelma was the last surviving founding member of Bethel Reformed Church in Abbotsford, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
A special thanks to the numerous care home staff who looked after mom throughout the years, especially the two angels of care Susan and Linda and mom’s Âdoctor of many years, Dr. J. Pankratz.
A memorial service will be held at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2597 Bourquin Cr. E., Abbotsford on Wed., Oct. 11, 2006 at 11:00 am, officiated by her pastor Dr. Hans Kouwenberg, with refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Calvin Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.
Woodlawn Funeral Home