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Nellie Nachbar

December 11, 1923 - October 23, 2011


With sadness in our hearts, we announce our mother peacefully passing into glory to be with her Lord and Saviour on October 23, 2011. She was born in December 1923 in Westzaan, Holland. She married the love of her life, Jack, in 1947 and they immigrated to Canada in 1948, settling in Aldergrove. They operated their floral shop and landscaping business until the late 1980s. Nellie was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Aldergrove, volunteering for many years. She loved spending time with family and friends, sharing a lot of laughter.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Trinity Christian Reformed Church on Trethewey Street in Abbotsford.
She was predeceased by her husband, Jack, in 2000, her son-in-law, Henry, in 2002, her son, Herman, in 2010, her sister Jenny and brother Dirk (both in Holland) in the past year.
Nellie is survived by her daughters: Wilma Brandsema, Janette Rennie (Lloyd) and Carol Olinek (Glenn), 11 grandchildren and many great grandchildren, her sisters Tina Bos and family (in Surrey) and Ann Ten Hoope (in Holland), many nieces and nephews in Holland, and her special friends Ed Bushgens and John Jansen.
We would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Morrison and the staff of the ACE Unit at Abbotford Hospital for their compassionate care. Thank you to the members of the Royal Canadian Legion in Aldergrove and also a very special thank you to her dear friends, Ed and John for all their caring companionship. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bibles for Missions would be appreciated.


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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Dick Smallenberg
Relation: long time friends

When my parents moved to Aldergrove in 1951, Nellie and Jack were one of the first people they met and became friends. We visited many times at their house and garden center. There were 6 of us kids, and many of us had a lot of fun times with the Nachbar gang of kids. Thanks for the friendships and fun times. Nellie will now enjoy seeing Jack and have some laughs with mom and dad. Seems they were always joking about something! Take care, Dick and Gail Smallenberg.

From: Ben & Kaeti Atsma & family
Relation: Neighbors

We wish to offer our condolences to Nellie’s family. We were neighbor’s of hers for a number of years on Hillside and have many happy memories of the time we shared.

From: Tony Nachbar
Relation: She was my aunt.

For me was aunt Nellie special, many times I think of her. We miss you, Tony and Pia from Holland

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 5, 2011
Beginning at 11:00am

Trinity Christian Reformed Church
3215 Trethewey Street
Abbotsford, BC Canada

3215 Trethewey Street
Abbotsford, BC Canada

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