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EVELYN (EEKE) BOORSMA (published on February 27, 2010)



EVELYN (EEKE) BOORSMA With great sadness and love, we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother and grandmother Evelyn Boorsma, (van Kalsbeek) 78, of Winnipeg who went to her eternal rest on February 25, 2010 at St. Boniface Hospital. Evelyn was predeceased by her loving husband Ed (2007) of 53 years and by brother Pieter van Kalsbeek (1999) and sister Greet Croes (2007) both of The Netherlands. Caring mother to John and Lynda, grandmother to Kristy (Dan) Horneman of Edmonton, Denise and Neil of Winnipeg, great-grandmother to Reuben, Tessa and Lillianna. Loving sister to Frances (John) Jeninga, Herman van Kalsbeek and Don Rivers of Winnipeg, Rita (Co) Gysbertsen of Maple Grove, B.C., Roloef Zwiers of The Netherlands and Herman (Mary) Zwiers of Winnipeg. Loving sister-in-law to Mellie (Enno) van Leersum, and Arie Boorsma, both of The Netherlands. Evelyn was born in Heerlen, The Netherlands on October 29, 1931 to parents Fedde and Gerritje van Kalsbeek. She immigrated to Canada in October 1953 and then sponsored her fiancé, Ed. Evelyn was a dedicated homemaker and a faithful and active member of Transcona Christian Reformed Church for the past 56 years. The family would like to thank the staff of Irene Baron Eden Center and to St. Boniface Hospital, Wards 6A and 5B for their care and compassion during her time there. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations can be made in Evelyn's name to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Transcona Christian Reformed Church, 131 Victoria Avenue West, with Pastor Reyenga officiating. A private family interment has taken place at Green Acres Cemetery. GREEN ACRES Funeral Home and Cemetery 1 Green Acres Lane, Springfield (204) 222-3241 Hwy #1 East inside the Perimeter at Winnipeg Condolences may be sent to: www.greenacresfuneralhome.com


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