DRIESSEN-VOSKUIL, Hermine (Mini)
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March 3, 1925 - December 7, 2012
Mini passed away peacefully after a brief struggle with cancer, on the evening of December 7 with her family by her side. Mini was a loving wife of 66 years to Pieter, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and friend to many. Mini has touched many lives over her 87 year journey and will be dearly missed by all. Mini is survived by her husband Pieter, her sister Hilda, children Margaret (David), Peter (Elizabeth), and Yvonne (Dick), her grandchildren Craig, Kevin, Raymond, Jordy and her great-grandchildren, Ethan and Aaron. Mini was born in the Netherlands and lived in Indonesia as a child. She returned to Holland and studied physiotherapy. After the war, she married Pieter and went with him to Indonesia. She had her first son Bert (who died of meningitis at age 3), followed by daughter Margaret. After immigration to Canada, she had her son Peter and daughter Yvonne. She lived in Victoria, then Port Alberni, returned to Holland (Rotterdam), then back to Vancouver, where she practiced speech therapy, and retired in White Rock. A Remembrance Gathering to be held on January 5th at 1:00 pm at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre located at 14831-28th Avenue, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society in memory of Hermine Driessen.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Dec. 22, 2012