Psalm 27:4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Entered her rest peacefully on September 24, 2012, Tina Cornelia (Vanderlaan) Visscher in her 66th year after a long journey with ovarian cancer.  Loved wife of Bert Visscher.  Loving mother of Henrietta Visscher; Jeanette and Paul Duncan; Peter and Sandra Visscher; Tanya and Pete Janssen; Harmony and Marco de Boer; and Marianne and Josh Byberg.  Adoring grandmother of: Dakota; Natalie and Marika; AJ, Ella and Mina; Andrew, Robert, Anna and James; Kelsey, Morgan and Owen; and Cohen.  Survived by siblings Sadie and Henry Post; Wendy and William Westerik; Jean Vanderlaan; Wilma Truemner; Mary and John Van Es; and many nieces and nephews.  Daughter-in-law of Piet and Julie Visscher.  Predeceased by parents Ubel and Henny Vanderlaan, brothers Albert and Eddy and an infant sister, brother-in-law Paul and nephew Jeremy Truemner, mother-in-law Willy Visscher.

Tina loved gardening and photographing birds. Her computer is full of photos she took of her beautiful flower gardens and close-ups of many birds. She enjoyed and marvelled in God’s creation, and above all, she loved God. She worked faithfully in the family business, Visscher Farms, as office manager and bookkeeper, and raised six kids. She cooked dinner every night. In her younger years she played the organ at church. She was active in the Missions committee at her church, and went on many mission trips. She delighted in her grand kids, and especially loved giving them jelly beans. Her sense of fun was evident throughout her life, in particular when she did clowning to entertain kids. She was a good listener, and often encouraged other people. Throughout her four-year journey with cancer, she clung to Jesus and persisted in her faith, and was an example to many people. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family, but we release her to the care of Jesus in heaven.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Tuesday, September 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service on Wednesday, September 26th at 11am at the Exeter Christian Reformed Church, 330 Huron Street West, Exeter with  Pastors Bob Loohuizen and John Baker (of Exeter Pentecostal Church) officiating.

Interment Exeter Cemetery; luncheon to follow at Exeter Christian Reformed Church.

Donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Fellowship of Christian Farmers, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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