Leny passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Dec. 7, 2011.
Leny will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by her husband Hugo, her twin sister Elly, her daughters Hilde (Rick) and Ingrid, her four grandsons: Luke, Rylan, Skyler, and Levi as well as her six sisters, her two brothers and their families.
Leny was born in De Lier, Netherlands on January 8, 1934 to a family of thirteen children.
Coming from a long line of commercial growers of produce, Hugo and Leny emigrated from Holland to Qualicum Beach in 1977. They continued their livelihood in horticulture with the family-cooperative Strik’s landscaping and nursery business.
Mom lived a gracious and noble life placing family, husband and children at the center of her life. Her Roman Catholic faith was to her a pillar of strength and directed her towards a life of selfless and tireless service and generosity for others. The family would like to express their gratitude for the kindness evidenced in thought, word and deed during this difficult time.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, Dec.14, 2011 at the Church of the Ascension at 11:00 am. The Celebration of Life will be held following the funeral procession at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre from noon – 3:30 pm. For those unable to attend the service there will be a viewing held at the Yates Funeral Home on Tuesday Dec.13, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 pm.
In Lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests donations may be made in Leny’s name to Development and Peace, www.devp.org
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.