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Sept. 7,1928 to June 29, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Helena van Beers (Plugge). Predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Adrianus, she leaves behind sisters (Nelly Plugge and Mary MacIntosh)and daughters Nelly (Brodie) Shearer; Diny van Beers (Chris Cutler); grandchildren Lisa Shearer; Leslie (Seppi) Hochfellner; Sean (Colleen) Bruce; and Ryan (Kyla) Bruce; and three great grandchildren (Carter and Stella Bruce and Otis Hochfellner). Helena, or Leny as she was known to family and friends, was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. At 18 years of age, Helena and Adrianus moved to the Caribbean for six years, after which time they returned to Holland, and then immigrated to Canada in 1957. Helena worked and lived most of her life in Vancouver. In 2009 Helena and Adrianus moved to Nanaimo to be closer to family. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. No service by request.