Hoevenaars, Elizabeth 'Betsy' (née Lamberta Vermeulen)

Hoevenaars, Elizabeth 'Betsy' (née Lamberta Vermeulen)

December 5th, 2020

June 24, 1931 – December 5, 2020

On Saturday, December 5th, 2020, with family at her bedside, Elizabeth joined her Lord and Saviour and was reunited with her beloved husband, Adrian (2000) and daughter Josie (2009). Loving mother of John, of Tiverton, Mary-Anne van der Walle (Hans), of London, and Janet Butts (Erick), of Komoka. Loving Oma of Brandon, Nicky, Melissa, Justin, Robert, Jennifer, Albert, Janelle, and Melinda; and ten beautiful great-grandchildren. Greatly beloved sister and aunt of her extended Vermeulen family in Holland. Elizabeth was adventurous, light-spirited, fun; a woman always filled with unconditional love. After immigrating from Holland to Canada with her husband in 1954, she came to greatly love Canada. In the 1960s, her work as a nurse in the St. Joseph’s Hospital delivery room and nursery was immensely enjoyed. She will live forever in our hearts as a sincere example of deep faith in God; great perseverance; ever steady resilience; tenacious loyalty; and love. Visitors will be received at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, Ontario on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. A private Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. George Parish. Interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Registration is required to attend the visitation.

To register for the visitation, please click here: Westview Funeral Chapel's registration page for Betsy's visitation

Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, attendance numbers will be restricted. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols are in place which may preclude some from being able to attend and masks are mandatory. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Hospice.


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Riny VerestBeste Familie. Gecondoleerd met jullie moeder, en oma. Heel veel sterkte in deze moeilijke tijd. Willy en Riny Verest ras
Maria JaspersHeel veel sterkte. The people beyond them stay with us. The people from beyond, they are intertwined with us. In love in stories that we love to repeat. Scented in flowers, in a song that rings out from sorrow. Maria Jaspers en Ger Mooren
SoniaIt was a great pleasure to work with your mom for the last eight years. She brought a laugh to me every time. Her kindness and smile will be greatly missed.
Liesbeth Verhoeven-Vermeulen Sweet family, Lost of strengh with the loss of jour dear mother. It was always fun when she was in the Netherlands. It will never be the same without your mother. We are with you in your mind. Greetings Geert en Liesbeth Verhoeven
Freda Zander (Murray_Please accept my condolences for the loss of your Mother. She was really a lovely lady Freda
Liesbeth Verhoeven-Vermeulen Sweet family, Lost of strengh with the loss of jour dear mother. It was always fun when she was in the Netherlands. It will never be the same without your mother. We are with you in your mind. Greetings Geert en Liesbeth Verhoeven
Andre Jaspers Beste familie om dit verlies te kunnen dragen, wensen wij u allen heel veel kracht, en hopen dat ons medeleven, iets van de pijn verzacht. Andre en Marlies Jaspers
Liesbeth Verhoeven-Vermeulen Sweet family, Lost of strengh with the loss of jour dear mother. It was always fun when she was in the Netherlands. It will never be the same without your mother. We are with you in your mind. Greetings Geert en Liesbeth Verhoeven
Margaret (McGibbon) WatchornOur sincere condolences to your family. We have many fond memories of Ridgewood Crescent all those years ago. Heartfelt thoughts. Margaret Watchorn and Susie(Harland)
Anny Jansen v Rosmalen Dear Fam. Our condolences on the loss of Mother , Mother in law and Grandmother . ,Tante Betsie , and strength for the coming period . Anny en Martien
Kenn SaundersDear Mary-Anne, I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time of such loss.
Jacquie StraussSending you and your family our loving thoughts! Deepest sympathy! Wish we could be with you! Hugs and love! Jacquie & Hans Strauss
Mia & Jos van de Voort- (Heesakkers)Our condolences to you all. We remember your mother/ grandmother/ mother in law, as a person who was interested in everybody. She was a woman with a joyfull laughing, always pleasant to meet and to speak her. We understand this must be a big loss. ‘Peolple can be old, but they are never old enough to lose them in your live.’ We wish that the beautiful rememberences will strengthening you all. Our condolences from: Piet & Karin, Mia & Jos, Rina & Richard, Arie & Miranda. Fam. Heesakkers
Harrie and Mira Vermeulen - Munich / GermanyOur condolences Mary-Anne to you and to you all, We extend the deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your beloved mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father. We hope that the Lord brings to all of you and your family the much-needed peace during this sad time.
Gijs WalravenBeste familie, Via Hans bereikte mij het trieste nieuws dat uw moeder, schoonmoeder & oma afgelopen weekend overleden is op de gezegende leeftijd van 89 jaar. We hopen dat jullie haar, ondanks alle covid maatregelen, een warm en waardig afscheid kunnen geven en wensen jullie heel veel sterkte toe in deze moeilijke periode. Sterkte.. Gijs Walraven Aruba
Al MoranThoughts and prayers are with you this morning as you prepare for a meaningful Mass and final farewell - will be there in spirit
Frans VermeulenIk wens jullie heel veel sterkte met het verlies van een prachtig mens. Altijd hartelijk en enthousiast zo zal ik hart herinneren. Wish you all the best. Frans Vermeulen
Tineke Kanters en Harry de Visch EybergenDear family, This afternoon we witnessed the ceremony for aunt tante Betsy on line. It was a dignified last farewell and saying goodbye to a loved one is always sad. But we hope that together you will find consolation in the happy memories we all have of our aunt and your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Tineke and Harry
Marianne en Mari van de HaterdWe want to express our condolences to all children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren for the loss of Aunt Betsy. We are happy to have met her and will remember her as a warm-hearted person with a big smile. We want to wish the close family a lot of strength with this big loss.
Lori SmythMy very sincere sympathy for the loss of this amazing woman. I have many fond memories of Betsy from my childhood which I cherish. Thinking of all who knew and loved her especially her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Betsy warmly touched the lives of so many.
Nancy and Bob HoevenaarsBetsy was a good friend to Harry and Rikki Hoevenaars and we send love from our family to yours.
David SprySo sorry to read about Betsy. She was a wonderful neighbour and I remember her well from the 60s. She and Adrian and mom and dad would party and square dance in their rec room! She always had a smile on her face and in her heart for you!! My sympathies to her family and friends as her loss will definitely be felt.
Tineke en Frans Sterkte en liefs!
Terry NuttallMy sincere condolences Mary-Anne. I heard about your Mom as I was watching the 5 pm Mass. She would love that you would be singing last weekend in spite of your sadness. My best to Hans and your family members.
Radwan HindiDearest Mary Anne Hanze and Family , We send you our condolences, may God bless your Mother 🌷
Rick and Gail HoevenaarsDeeply saddened to hear of the passing of our dear Tante Betsy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ❤️
Dave (Ace) ReedDear Jan, John and Mary-Anne I was so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I remember her well from years past. She was always so friendly and happy. My sincerest sympathies to you and your extended family. She will be missed, but your memories of her will live on.
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