NAATJE VAN STAALDUINEN

Naatje “Nell” (nee den Harder) passed away peacefully while visiting at the home of her son in Lac Le Jeune, B.C. on May 3, 2003. She will be deeply missed by her son and daughter-in-law Casey and Pam Sheridan; her grandchildren Sarah (Brad Goodman) and Matt; sister Johanna (Frank) DeZwann; sister-in-law Sue Meszaros; many nieces and nephews and very special friends. Nell was predeceased by her parents and her brother Marinus den Harder.


Born in S’Gravanzande, Holland June 29, 1920, Nell immigrated to Canada in 1952 and settled in the Fraser Valley where she lived for most of her life.


Nell’s life was not always easy but she lived it with great strength, courage and determination. Her family, friends and “patio gardens” were a constant source of happiness. She loved music, nature, life and a good laugh.


A memorial service will be held at Bethel Reformed Church, 3260 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2003. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Arthritis Society in Memory Program #200 – 1645 West 7th, Vancouver, B.C. V6J 1S4. 604-714-5575