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Nellie Krabbendam

February 12, 1954 - February 9, 2016


Nellie Krabbendam , 61, returned to her heavenly home on February 9, 2016.  Her strong faith in God was an anchor for her during her time of illness.  In His timing and mercy, God has relieved her of all pain and suffering.

Nellie was born to Adriaan and Martha Krabbendam (nee Onderwater)  in New Westminster on February 12, 1954.  She was the oldest of 7 children and loved being part of a big family.  She attended Fraser Valley Christian Highschool and after graduation worked as a care aid in Hollywood and Riverside Hospitals. 

She married her husband of 40 years Harry Krabbendam on July 5, 1975.  They were blessed with 6 children to whom she dedicated her life, raising and supporting each one in their walk with God.  She was the heart of their family and provided guidance by her words and deeds.  Nellie always wanted to be home when her children were and made of point of ensuring that happened.

Nellie loved to volunteer her time and was involved with many things during her life.  She helped out at her church and her children’s school.  She was a very active member of the choir and served for many years on the board.  She loved to do paper crafts, cross stitching, sewing and reading.

Nellie is survived by her husband, Harry; her children Melanie (Trevor), Heather (Andy), Miranda (Oshane), Timothy (Kim), Evelyn and David (Julie); her grandchildren Jeff, Robin, Abby, Jacob, Kendra, Alex, Kyle, Cody, Norah, Saige, Isabella; her father, Adriaan, her siblings, Margaret (John), Adrian (Rita), Rick (Jennifer), Mike (May), Rose (John) and Ken (Karen).  She was predeceased by her mother, Martha.

The funeral service for Nellie will take place on what would have been her 62nd birthday,  February 12, 2016.  The service will be held at the Chilliwack Canadian Reformed Church (49379 Chilliwack Central Road) at 12:30pm.  The burial will take place at Vedder View Garden Cemetery (44675 Watson Road) immediately following the service.   An opportunity for condolences and visiting will be at the Chilliwack Canadian Reformed Church immediately following the burial.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Look Better Feel Better Program at lookgoodfeelbetter.ca .  This is a program that provides women who are suffering from all types of cancer support to look their best even when they don’t feel their best.  



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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff

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From: Huibert Krabbendam
Relation: Facebook

My deepest condolences to all family and relatives. Nelly was/is a wonderful person forever closed in our hearts.

From: Deanna and Mike Jansen
Relation: neice

We grieve with you the loss of Auntie Nellie. I have happy memories of the times we spent together, both here in Ontario and out in BC. We are praying for you as you walk this new valley–that our Father will give you His comfort and peace, until the day when you will be reunited in glory!
Love, Mike and Deanna, Chelsea, Kailah, Kevin, and Asher

From: Jim and Margaret Dykstra
Relation: Church friend

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you mourn the loss of Nellie. May our heavenly Father comfort each one of you with His love and care. We know that Nellie is home with her Lord and Saviour and free from all pain and suffering. Jim and Margaret Dykstra

From: Alan and Kathy Taylor
Relation: Our son-in-law is Jonny Krabbendam

Our sympathy and condolences to the family at this difficult time. May God surround you with His love and comfort you and give you Peace

From: Henry and Janet van der Molen
Relation: Growing up and William of Orange.

Our heartfelt condolences on your loss. May the comfort of Lord’s Day one carry you through the coming days. It has been a long time since I’ve (Henry) seen Nellie, but my memories are of good times in our youth. May God quiet your grieving hearts with memories and a knowledge that you will see each other again one day.

From: Kathy Olszewski (Onderwater)
Relation: Cousin

My condolences to Nellie’s family. I never got to know my cousin very well, but she will be missed. May God guide everyone through this difficult time.

From: Ralph and Kathy Zandbergen
Relation: Family

Our sincere condolences to you. Nelly was such a wonderful, caring person and she set a shining example. She will be greatly missed. Love and prayers for everyone through this difficult time.

From: Zina Vandevelde
Relation: David's in-laws

Wishing all the family God’s blessings of peace and assurance in these difficult days of feeling the loss of Nellie. We have good memories of Nellie as a loving, God-fearing woman. We had a lovely time snowmobiling with her in Smithers, she was very brave! May God bless you. Dick and Zina Vandevelde

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 12, 2016
Beginning at 12:30pm

Canadfian Reformed Church
49379 Chilliwack Central Road
Chilliwack, BC Canada

49379 Chilliwack Central Road
Chilliwack, BC Canada

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