Engliena Katrina (Effing) PELSMA

Passed away on February 7, 2006 in Hazelton, B.C.

Engeliena was born on March 8, 1923, in Sloten Friesland (Netherlands). She was married on August 22, 1946, to Johannes and moved to Canada in 1949 where they made their home in South Hazelton. Together they raised 8 children.

She was an active member of the South Hazelton Women’s Institute for many years. Amongst raising her children she had a passion for knitting. Her wool socks will be sorely missed by family and ex-son in laws. Engliena was always proud of her family and took great-pride in her job as a homemaker.

Although she moved away from the Netherlands, she maintained her Dutch heritage in her home and passed that on to many of her family.

Engeliena will be missed by all especially by her husband Johannes and her children; Sjoerd (Elizabeth) Pelsma, Pieteke (Norm) Pelsma, Johnny (Sharon) Pelsma, Anna (Al) Franczak, Willy (Sandra) Pelsma, Christina (Jim) MacMahon, Marian (Mike) Pelsma, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and her sister Greta Rypkema and families from the Netherlands.

Pre-deceased by her son Gerrit Pelsma (1987), and granddaughter Chris Leary (1997) and her sister Christien Reekers.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hazelton Hospice Society.


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