On February 7th, 2013 Hanneke Cremers passed away very peacefully at the hospital in Nanaimo surrounded by family. Johanna Cornelia Catsburg was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on December 29, 1927. Hanneke lived a full life and is survived by her four children, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Hanneke lived in the Netherlands, Tunisia, and Algeria. Hanneke immigrated with her husband Ernest Cremers and children to Canada in 1969.
After living in Vancouver, British Columbia until 1972, Hanneke and family moved to Silver Creek where Hanneke resided until the passing of her life.
Hanneke survived the Second World War, two major forest fires, numerous physical challenges, and yet maintained her dignity, sense of humour and zest for life.
Hanneke was a devout Christian woman and was fiercely protective of her family. Hanneke was involved in the Christian community in Salmon Arm, and made a difference in people’s lives on a consistent basis. Hanneke’s faith and devotion to her Lord and Saviour was an integral part of her daily life and this showed in everything that she accomplished.
Hanneke will be tremendously missed for her zest for life, the adventures of her daily walk with her saviour, the loyalty she gave her family and the “down to earth” humour that she possessed. May you rest in peace mom, and know that “It is well with all our souls”. Amen.
Email condolences may be sent through Hanneke’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, B.C.