03/09/1933 - 09/13/21
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. VELDHUIS, Johanna March 9, 1933 - September 13,2021 Johanna "Joyce" Cornelia Veldhuis (nee Opmeer), died with family by her side at George Derby Centre on September 13, 2021 in New Westminster, BC at the age of 88 . Joyce is survived by her brother John Opmeer and children, Fran (Tom), Joanne (Frank), Jacqueline, and Yvonne (Dave); 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and her foster son Greg. She is preceded in death by her bother Arthur Opmeer. Joyce was born on 9th of March 1933, in The Netherlands to her parents Hugo and Francina. She later immigrated to Canada after marrying in 1957. She is survived by her former spouse Jack Veldhuis of 21 years. Joyce was a loving and giving mother, who spread her love to many foster and daycare children. Joyce was active in the church and involved in the soup kitchen and food banks. Joyce enjoyed knitting and cross stitch, and other creative hobbies which Joyce quite often donated to charitable organizations. A funeral is scheduled by invitation for September 25 , 2021, at Kearney's Funeral Home in New Westminster. Randy Opmeer will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Joyce's life during visitation on September 24 , 2021 at 1-4 pm. There will be a virtual ceremony, information available upon request. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Union Gospel Mission in British Columbia and/or Newmarket Food Pantry in Ontario. The family would like to thank caregivers and staff at George Derby Centre for their care and dedication to Joyce and family. Kearney Columbia-Bowell Chapel 604-521-4881

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Published in Burnaby Now and New Westminster Record from Sep. 23 to Oct. 23, 2021.
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September 23, 2021
Mom I’m going to miss you you are so loved a piece of my heart has gone with you.
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