Agatha VAN VEEN

(nee DenHollander)

Agatha Van Veen, of Abbotsford, passed away into the presence of her Lord Thursday, May 8, 2008 with her family at her side at the age of 104. Born November 27, 1903 in Hazerswoude in the Netherlands, Agatha moved to Canada in 1951 with her loving husband, Nicolaas and 13 children.

Nick and Agatha lived in Alberta 11 years, before finally settling in Matsqui, BC in 1961 to become dairy farmers. Their retirement years were spent happily on Delair Rd. in Abbotsford.

Agatha is predeceased by her much loved husband Nicolaas; sons: Lorne (Joan) and Jack (Rita); and grandchildren: Andrew, Eric, Stephen, and Tammy.

She is survived by daughters Nell (Pete) Oevering of Calgary, Mary Graham of Cranbrook, Co (Evert) Wind of Abbotsford, Ada (John) VandeGraaf of Chilliwack, Eda (Ben) Bosgra of Vermillion AB and Henny (Chris) Platteel of Toronto; sons: Martin (Joan) of Prince George, Nick (Johanna) of Chilliwack, Panc (Francine) of Calgary, Dick (Nora) of Chilliwack, and Bill (Anne) of Agassiz. Agatha is also survived by 41 grandchildren and 83 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held on May 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Reformed Church, 3260 Gladwin Rd, followed by burial at Musselwhite Cemetery. Please join us in celebrating Agatha’s life by visiting our Memorial at www.mem.com. The family sincerely thanks the staff at Tabor Home and MSA Hospital for their thoughtful care.