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Crewe, Alice

March 3, 1927 - December 30, 2017

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passed peacefully away in Abbotsford BC on December 30, 2017 aged 90 years.  Alice was born in Bolsward, (FR) Netherlands on March 3, 1927 to Hendrik and Sjoerdje (Visser) deBoer. She became a Canadian war bride on January 2, 1946 marrying our father, Frank Walters. She was predeceased by children, infant Susan Marjorie (1953), Gerald (1977) and her second husband, George Crewe (1997). She is survived by 6 children scattered across Canada, Jim (Coral), Hendrik (MeYoung), Susan Myrna, Shelley, Keith and her special adopted son, Rodney. She leaves 7 grandchildren, Stephanie, Adam, Matthew, Frank, Alicia, Amanda and Natalie and 8 great grandchildren, who have all received beautiful items of her handiwork. Her family thanks the incredibly caring staff at Menno Home. Alice lived a long and challenging life accomplishing many firsts for a woman of her generation. Her ashes will be scattered in Abbotsford where she resided for the last 20 years.

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From: Helen Bosch
Relation: I got to know Alice through Mrs. van Domselaar, who lived on Mayfair Ave and who I used to give a ride to the Ladies Bible study at Living Hope CRC. Every other month I brought Alice a large print Today booklet;the last time on Dec.20, 2017.

Alice was a dear friend who knew Jesus as her Savior and Lord.

From: Tiete Robjn
Relation: Friend from Holland

My deepest sympathies to Alice’s kids on the loss of your mother.
I have many fond memories our long friendship. Our mother’s knew each other and they would get together when we were babies. Alie (that’s how I knew her) and I were 2 weeks apart, and when ever our mother’s would get together, they would just lay us in the crib together.
When we were 3 we started Kindergarten. Unfortunately we went to different elementary schools, but every Sunday we would go to Sunday school together and even after, when we got older, we would still get together on Sundays.
After elementary school Alie started to work for a lady who made hats. I remember she made a really beautiful muff one time and a very pretty green velvet barret. She also was very good at styling hair and did mine many times.
When she was 18 she left for Canada. We still saw each other a few times till I left for Australia in 1956. My family and I came back to Holland in 1970 and we got to see each other in Holland when she would come to visit. She came for a surprise visit on my 50th wedding anniversary, which was very special.
The last few years we would talk on the phone fairly regularly and I will really miss that.

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