Henriette Cornelia (nee Hage) Vermeeren
December 15, 1933 ~ May 21, 2014
Hetty passed away at the Strathmore Hospital with her family at her side after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.
She was predeceased by her parents Jan and Ali Hage, and her son Huibrecht Jan (Herb) Vermeeren.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years Hans Vermeeren; her children Marijke Barnson, and Maarten (Shanna) Vermeeren; her grandchildren Erica, Julia, Halle and Bradley; and her siblings Pieter, Cees Jan (Kitty) and Aldert (Fenneke).
Hetty had lived in several countries around the world including Indonesia, Liberia (Africa), Iraq, Holland and settled in Strathmore, Alberta in 1980. Hetty and Hans moved to Creston, British Columbia to retire on a Saskatoon hobby farm in 1997, then recently moved back to Strathmore to be closer to family.
She enjoyed doing crosswords, quilting, spending time with family, but most of all tending to her diverse and colorful flower beds. Hetty’s care and concern for the ones she loved will be dearly missed.
At Hetty’s request, a private family graveside service will be held to celebrate her life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, #200, 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5.
To send condolences, please visit Hetty’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.