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Wilhelmina Akkerman (vandenBrink)

March 27, 1930 - November 26, 2014


Our mom passed away peacefully to be with her Lord on Wed. Nov.26  in Abbotsford Regional Hospital. We are so grateful to God for the gift she was to us, her family, and to the many people whose lives she touched.  She will be dearly missed. Wil was born in Maassluis, Holland. She grew up in a loving and kind family. She began nurses training but after a year, in 1953, she married  Sjouke Akkerman and left for Canada. The young couple lived for two years in New Westminster where 2 children were born.  They then moved to Port Alberni raising their family of 5.  At the age of 51 Wil went back to school to become a Long Term Care Worker, completing her life’s goal of working in health care. She worked in Port Alberni before moving to Abbotsford where she worked at Bethesda and Bevan Lodge.  Aside from working she enjoyed, time with her family and grandchildren.  

While in Abbotsford she was blessed by reuniting with her childhood classmate Cory. Although our mom had difficult days in her life, she remained gracious and giving. She had the support of a prayerful and loving family in Holland and New Zealand.  For her life and legacy, we are grateful and blessed. 

Her children;  Daughter; Joanne Akkerman (Jack Dekens) Abbotsford.  Son; Ray Akkerman (Ginette Pepin) N. Vancouver.  Daughter; Marian Vanderwal (Rich) Abbotsford.  Daughter Jacqueline Oostenbrink (Brian) Burnaby.  Son; Ger Akkerman (Valerie) Surrey.  Grandchildren;  Annelise Dyck (Rylan), Jaclyn Cottrell, Matthew Akkerman, David Akkerman, Rachel Slomp (Joel), Jill Hoeppner (Kelwyn), Marie Vroom (Joseph), Lorene Barnum (Michael), Benjamin Oostenbrink, Kathryn Oostenbrink, Noah Akkerman  and Drew Akkerman.        Great Grandchildren;  Wilemina/Willa Dyck , Justin Slomp.
Her memorial service will be held Friday, December 5 at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, 3215 Trethewey St., Abbotsford.  In lieu of flowers donations to www.liferecovery.ca would be appreciated. 


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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff

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From: Sy and Wiea Vander-Molen
Relation: Friends

We are saddened to learn of Wil’s passing. May the Lord be with you all in this difficult time. Our condolances go out to you.

From: Ellen Roeland-Visser
Relation: family

Lieve familie, thinking of all of you today. A difficult day but also the celebration of a beautiful person! Think of all the people she is now reunited with! Also my oma Jo van den Brink… Our condolences to everybody. Love Ellen & John and Sanne, Levi, Tim

From: Andrea Wirrell
Relation: friend

Our family all knew Wil as a dear friend for my mom, with whom she shared so many memories and experiences, and also for my dad. It was always good to see her at their house. We will all remember her as a kind, spunky, generous and faithful woman. Peace to you.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
December 5, 2014
Beginning at 1:30pm

Trinity Christian Reformed Church
3215 Trethewey Street
Abbotsford, BC Canada

3215 Trethewey Street
Abbotsford, BC Canada

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