Feb. 11, 1941 – Oct. 8, 2011
The family of Hester Meyers would like to announce her passing after a short fight with cancer.
Hester met Erik at the age of 14, in Holland. Eventually they married and emigrated to Canada in 1963 and had three children. In 1966 the couple bought a dairy farm in Chilliwack and farmed there until they retired in 1993. The couple travelled for a few years until they came across a piece of property to build on in Creston, B.C. The next 14 years were the happiest for the couple, while building their Little Piece Of Heaven.
Hester and Erik enjoyed rock hounding, and gold panning. Hester spent many hours sewing and working in her garden, and cooking Indonesian rijsttafe.
Hester is survived by her mother Pauline Frings of Holland, sisters: Nel (Karlheinz) Bremann of Germany, Anna-Marie (Frans) Guertsen of Holland, Rose Van Leeuween of Holland; brothers: Nico (Ada) of B.C.; Simmon (Maria) Van Leeuween of Germany; children: Yvonne (Claude) Fontaine, Paula-Ann (Ceel) Roseboom, Ron (Lisa) Meyers; grandchildren: Crystal (Scott) Dickey, Mark Roseboom and Kerri Nelson, Brian Roseboom and Ashley Ashazawa, Jean Luc, Marcel, Sammy Fontaine, Erik, and Cassie Meyers, Alyssa and Katrina Lawley; and great-grandchild Grayson Dickey.
Hester is pre-deceased by her husband, Erik Meyers; her father, Nicolass van Leeuween; and her sister Pauline van Leeuween.
The family would like to thank the staff and doctors at Fischer Place, in 100 Mile House, B.C., for the care they showed our mother. We would like to thank Doctor Wally Liebenberg in Creston, B.C. and Doctor Vithalal of 100 Mile House. We have many special thanks for Mom’s Hollandse frienden, Anne and Mary from the Hospice and Palliative Care Society. Anne, you have made the journey for our mother easier, thank you.
Memorial donations can be made to the 100 Mile House Hospice and Palliative Care Society, Bag 399, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0.
There will be a private family service held in the future.
100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted
with the arrangements. 250-395-3243
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.100milefuneralservice.com