March 20, 1934 – November 27, 2022
Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, Grace den Engelsen of Rimbey, Alberta, passed away quietly at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at the age of 88 years.
Grace will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her son Clark (Shaunna) den Engelsen of Red Deer; and her three daughters Dorothy (Huibert) Vleeming of Ponoka County; Mary Olson of Rimbey; and Ali (John) Fontana of Leslieville; as well as ten cherished grandchildren.
She will also be lovingly remembered by two sisters Nieske (Cor) Drop of the Netherlands; and Grietje (Ed) Houtkooper of Spain; in addition to several nieces and nephews, other family members, and many dear friends.
Grace was predeceased by her parents Klaas and Dora Bergsma; her husband of 40 years, Arie; one brother Iene Bergsma; and one sister Martha Zijlstra.
A public Funeral Service in Celebration of Grace’s Life will be held at the Rimbey United Church, Rimbey on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Marco Ste-Marie officiating. Interment will follow in the West Haven Cemetery, Rimbey.
If friends desire, memorial tributes in Grace’s memory may be made directly to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation, 1-020 Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1 (www.albertadiabetesfoundation.com).
Condolence messages may be forwarded to the family by visiting: www.ofc-ltd.ca
Service and Burial Arrangements for the Late Grace den Engelsen entrusted to the care of Oberhammer Funeral Chapels Ltd. Rimbey, Alberta 403-843-4445.
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