DOVE, Lydia Aaltje
February 21, 1930 ~ October 22, 2015
Lydia Dove (Priester) passed into eternity at the age of 85. She was born in Haarlem, the Netherlands to Antje Piso and Jacob Priester.
She was pre-deceased by her husband Donald Dove on June 11, 2011, and is survived by her four children Dorothy (James), Stephen (Donna), Peter (Cavelle), David (Ron), her two step sons Daniel (Elaine), Leroy (Riza), and her grandchildren Kyla, Tyler, Connor, Emily, Matthew, Benjamin & Charlie, and step grandhildren David and Danielle. She lived out the 2nd World War in Haarlem, a war that made a lasting impact on her and shaped a great defender of the underdog who opposed all forms of injustice. Lydia immigrated to Canada at age 26. She had a love for children and studied to become a pre-school teacher, a vocation she enjoyed for 20 years. Music was her passion and she played her violin up until her last year of life, playing in a church orchestra and community group for many years. Her Christian faith was her source of inspiration. Lydia was an intelligent lively, energetic and kind person. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her, especially her children.
A Memorial Service will be held at Cascade Community Church 35190 Delair Rd, Abbotsford, BC at 11:00 PM, Saturday October 31.