It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Niesje passed away peacefully at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, in her 85th year after a courageous battle with cancer. Niesje was born on July 18, 1930 in Streefkerk, Holland, and came to Canada in 1952. Niesje worked hand-in-hand with her husband in the marina business. After retirement, she enjoyed volunteering at Meals on Wheels and through Trinity United Church, Bobcaygeon, where she was also a member. Joe and Niesje enjoyed spending their winters in Florida. Loved and missed by her husband of almost 63 years, Joe, son Leo (Lori) and their children Jennifer, Thomas (Alana), Jordan (Emma), Victoria (Drew) and Kathryn, daughter Linda Pawlus (Frank) and her children Andrew and Michael, great grandchildren Colby, Charlotte and Rosalind, brother Jaap van Vliet in Holland, brother-in-law Bas Groenendyk in Holland, and sister-in-law Henny Groenendyk in South Africa.
A funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church, 42 William Street, Bobcaygeon on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 3:00 PM with visiting one hour prior to service time. A private family interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, MONK CHAPEL, 6 Helen Street, Bobcaygeon. Friends may send condolences by contacting the funeral home at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-738-3222.