Tina VAN RIJN

VAN RIJN; Tina (nee Reimer)

July 30, 1929 ~ November 5, 2015

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Tina. Though we weren’t ready to let her go we rejoice that she had a strong faith in the Lord and is now in heaven reunited with many family and friends. She was a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Tina was born in Osage, SK. From there she travelled with her family via covered wagon to Alberta where she lived until the early 1960’s when as a young wife and mother the family moved to the Lower Mainland in BC. Tina had a great love of flowers and it became her occupation when Chestnut Greenhouses was built in Surrey in 1966. Tina was pre-deceased by her parents, 8 siblings and her great granddaughter Juliet. She is survived by four siblings as well as her husband, George, her four children: Brenda (Erv) Janzen, Dave (Val), Wayne (Joy), and Bev (Robin) Burnette; eight grandchildren Chris (Nolene), Justine, Ryan, Jordan, Kelsey, Allison, Faith and Ella. She also had the joy of being a great grandmother to Oliver and Eva. We will celebrate Tina’s life on Saturday, November 14th at Grace Church at 1:30 pm, 2087 McMillan Road, Abbotsford. Please feel free to bring some flowers as that was Tina’s wish. “I want LOTS of flowers at my memorial”.


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