Johanna Maria passed away into the presence of the Lord on April 21, 2007. Born in The Hague, The Netherlands on Nov. 2, 1914 she became a teacher and taught in Voorburg, The Netherlands until her retirement in 1974. She emigrated to Abbotsford, BC in 1983 and spent her last years in the Ebenezer Home. She was preÂdeceased by her parents Cornelis and Johanna Van Harmelen, her brother John Van Harmelen, Âsister-in-law Elisabeth Lagerwey-Van Harmelen and niece Ellen Van Harmelen-Van Til. She leaves behind her niece and nephew Joanne and Alvin Beukema, nephews John Van Til, Cor Van Harmelen, Andy Van Harmelen (Gerda), their children and grandchildren.
Interment has taken place on April 27, 2007 at Hazelwood Cemetery. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. at Gateway Community Christian Reformed Church on Gladys Ave., Abbotsford.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Ebenezer Home as well as the doctors and nurses at MSA Hospital for their loving concern and excellent care.