de Vries, Hinke

de Vries, Hinke

March 24th, 2016

Passed away peacefully in her home at Royalcliffe Retirement Residence on Thursday, March 24, 2016 in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Hans Reinder de Vries. Loving mother of Tina Haldenby (Wayne), Harry (Karen) and Loreen Lafferty (John). Treasured “Beppe” to Mark (Dawn Marie), Kristi Will (Jason), and Amy Haldenby; Jeni, Harmen, Marianne and Cip de Vries; and Reed (Erica), Kirby and Travis Lafferty. Beloved great grandmother to Keegan, Lara, Erik and Adeline; Boston, Jaxon & Kyler; and Connor and Molly.  Dear “Tante Hinke” to many nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by her family in the Netherlands, as well as family and friends here in Canada. A memorial reception will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Monday, March 28, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. with words of remembrance beginning at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of donations, please consider planting a garden or enjoying a bouquet of flowers as Hinke would have done.

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Hugh, Kathy, and Brad WattIn the Garden of Life, Vries is definitely a 'forget-me-not'! She has provided us with wonderful memories of times spent conversing, of floral bookmark keepsakes, and beautiful, sincere smiles. She has left this earth a better place for all. Our sincere sympathy!
Warren and Linda JackThinking of you at this difficult time. Sincere Sympathy.
Mary CherreyTina, Wayne and family My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sincere sympathy.
Marco and Kinga de Muinck Our sincere sympathy to the family. We had the wonderful experience of having known Hinke ever since she resided at Kensington Village, when we met Hinke through my brother in law Arn van Andel. At one time she had asked us if we coud bringh a Frisian flag on one of our trips to The Nethrlands. We did indeed and we have seen her several times at the Royalcliffe. She was a wonderful lady, very artistic with her dried flowers and had a very optimistic and joyful attitude. We will always keep her memory in our hearts.
Marijke en Johan de BoerVanuit Holland/Friesland gecondoleerd met het overlijden van 'tante Hinke'.
Katie GrossHinke was my neighbour at Royalcliffe for over four years. I miss her a lot, we saw each other daily. It was a real shock to hear that she died so suddenly. She was a wonderful person.
Dave and Liette Will Our deepest sympathy to Mrs. de Vries's family. Our thought and prayers are with you.
Royalcliffe Hinke was such a lovely woman. She will be missed by everyone here at Royalcliffe. Our community has lost a wonderful soul.
Maureen DwyerWhat a wonderful quiet gentle presence Hinke was. I remember her joining my Tea and Conversation Group and Prayer Circle when I first met her. I enjoyed the breaks during my day with her and Loreen in the Atrium, but more importantly I remember our private visits. Hinke would share her love of flowers, (still have some pressed greeting cards and bookmarks) of family and her strong faith. She always had a word of encouragement and visiting Hinke would leave me feeling calm and peaceful. I was honoured to officiate at the Grandson's wedding and to visit once again with my dear friend Hinke. To this day, I think of her when I relax with my daily fix of Sudoku which she taught me how to do. Hinke the footprints you have left upon my heart will always remain and are very dear to me. Thank you for being a part of my life.
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