Arentina Jacoba HOOGERDIJK

It pleased the Lord, in His abounding mercy and goodness, to call home his beloved child, our wife, mother and grandmother, Arentina Jacoba Hoogerdijk, nee Velvis on Sunday, December 2, 2012 to an eternal, joyful rest, where she is free from all pain and suffering.

Tina was born August 27, 1940 in Stadskanaal (gemeente Wildervank), the Netherlands to Wubbo and Anna Velvis as fourth of nine children. She came to Canada in 1964 and married Leonard Hoogerdijk on March 25, 1966 and had seven children; Mary-Ann (Anthony) Vandergugten, of Chilliwack, (Lorien and Perrin); Mark (Linda) Hoogerdijk, of Seville Grove, Western Australia, (Aren, Joel, Thomas, Malkam and Ashleigh); William (Evelyn) Hoogerdijk, of Carman, Manitoba, (Joseph and Joshua); Stephanie Hoogerdijk, of Seville Grove, Western Australia; Alison (Joe) Ruiter, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, (Hannah, Miriam, Sarah, Bethany, Emma, Nadia and Rebecca); Derek (Lynette) Hoogerdijk, of Abbotsford, (Timothy and Micah); and Jennifer (Darran) McLarty, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, (Annalise and Emilie). She is survived by her eight siblings.

Tina was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who treasured family time. She loved the simple pleasures of life, including reading, visiting with family and friends, and traveling. She had a quick wit and a great sense of humour. Her faith was a testimony to us all.

The funeral service will be held Monday, December 10, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Canadian Reformed Church of Chilliwack with interment to follow at Vedder View Cemetery. Rev. A. Pol officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Kidney Foundation of Canada, the Arthritis Society, Canadian Diabetes Association, or the Chilliwack Prolife Society.