ROOS, Helena Johanna Maria (nee Nuijten) Born March 5, 1933 in Tilburg, Holland. Mom passed away peacefully on December 1, 2012 aged 79 years. She was predeceased by her sister Johanna (Arnold) of Holland and is survived by her brothers Frans (Judith) and Harry (Wilhelmina) of Holland and sister Sophia (Paul) of Victoria, children Marie Ann (Frank), Monique, and Paul of Victoria, Leslie (Mark) of Maple Ridge, and eight grandchildren, Sean (Trudy), Danielle (Bobby), Michaela, Eric, Rachael, Martine, Nolan and Emma. She also leaves behind Anna (Charles) her best friend since they were 16 and who she immigrated to Canada with after they both married. Mom also leaves behind many cousins, nieces and nephews in both Holland and Canada. A celebration of Helena's life will be held in March, 2013. Donations to the Salvation Army Sunset Lodge in Helena's name are appreciated.
Published in Victoria Times-Colonist on Dec. 7, 2012