February 13, 1945 - January 29, 2024
We are saddened to announce the passing of our sister and Auntie, Ardy Timmers, on January 29, 2024 after a very brief illness with cancer. She passed as she lived her life, definitely on her own terms.
Ardy was born in Zierikzee, the Netherlands in February, 1945 and the family immigrated to Canada in February, 1957. She proudly became a Canadian citizen on October 5, 1966. She left formal schooling early to pursue a number of assorted jobs, one of the first among them as a driver for Cruising Coffee, an early coffee/snack delivery service to different jobs sites in Chilliwack.
In 1988 she completed her training for long term care aide and this was by far her favorite calling. She became known far and wide for her exceptional work ethic and kind care of her patients. That along with her attire, which mostly consisted of some kind of shorts or capris.
She loved to walk and ride her bike and spent a lot of happy hours on the trails around Chilliwack. She travelled often and enjoyed seeing and spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Ardy is survived by her siblings, Dirk Timmers, Hugo Timmers (Marilyn), Cory Bigelow, Leonard Timmers, John Timmers (Connie) and Agnes Timmers.
Many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
Predeceased by her parents, two brothers and a niece.
Heartfelt thanks to her niece, Jann Timmers, who was a solid shoulder for Ardy to lean on.
"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that
when you die, the world cries and you rejoice"
Celebration of life will be held on April 19, 2024 at Henderson Funeral Home at 1 pm.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to BC Cancer Society or BC Childrens Hospital.