Passed away peacefully on July 12, 2018 at Parkview Meadows Christian
Retirement Home in Townsend, Ontario at the age of 92. She was born in
Beilen, The Netherlands. Living in Holland during WWII, Loekie’s
education was cut short. Her family was very involved in the Dutch
Resistance movement assisting Jewish families with safe shelter and
movement out of German occupied Holland. She emigrated to Canada in
1951 and lived mostly in Orillia, ON and Grande Prairie, AB. After
raising her children and returning to finish school, she worked as a
telephone operator at Alberta Government Telephone, retiring in 1993.
She valued above all her faith, family and the many friends she made
throughout her life. She was an avid life long learner, and
participated in many activities including church groups, volunteering,
reading, arts and crafts, gardening, photography, learning computer
skills and travelling. She was very fond of all animals. Loekie was
predeceased by her father and mother, Berend and Rachel (nee Edelman)
Winters and her brother John Winters. She is survived by her children
Rick (Wendy), Grace and Bernice (Dennis Weaver predeceased); her
grandchildren Jennifer (Dan Austin) and Micah O'Brien; great
grandchildren Logan and Austin Poirier; and sisters Janny (Frank)
Eygenraam and Truus (Dolf - predeceased) Otten. She is both survived
and predeceased by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins
in Holland, Canada, the USA and Australia. Visitation, funeral service
and reception will all be held on Tuesday July 24, 2018 at the
Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater St. E.,
Orillia, (705) 326-3595. The visitation will be held from 1 – 2 P.M.
followed by the funeral service (officiated by Rev. Karen Horst of St.
Andrew’s Presbyterian Church) at 2 P.M. Reception to follow the
service. At Loekie’s request, cremation to follow with interment of
cremated remains at St. Andrew’s St. James’ Cemetery Columbarium.
Special thanks to everyone who provided Loekie with care in her later
years including Doctors Mary Cambridge and Paul Medve and their staff,
staff at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial, Norfolk General and Hagersville
hospitals, and staff at Tudhope, Birchmere, and Parkview Meadows
Christian retirement homes. A most heartfelt thanks to Theresa Bakker,
lay minister at Parkview Meadows Christian retirement home. In lieu of
flowers, donations to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Orillia, ON or
the SPCA chapter of the donor’s choice would be greatly appreciated.
- July 24, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PML. Doolittle Chapel Directions
- July 24, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PML. Doolittle Chapel Directions
- July 24, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMCarson Reception Centre Directions
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