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Catharina Pieternella Van Oort (nee Klaassen)

June 7, 2024


April 14, 1946 - June 7, 2024

It has pleased the Lord to take from our side our dearly beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother, sister, sister-in-law and aunt, Catharina Pieternella Van Oort (nee Klaassen).

Born on April 14, 1946 in Hoek, the Netherlands, she emigrated from the Netherlands to Chilliwack, BC on September 22, 1970 with her parents, the late Christiaan and Cornelia Klaassen and 11 of her 14 siblings and passed away at the age of 78 years in Agassiz, B.C.

Catharine is survived by her husband of 52 years, Teunis (Tony) Van Oort and 12 children: Margriet and Henry John Neels (Van Oort), Corine and Marnix Ter Haar (Van Oort), Tony Van Oort, Chris and Petra Van Oort (Schroevers), Len and Klasina Van Oort (Schroevers), Annemarie and Jack Schroevers (Van Oort), Maddy and Steve Ballam (Van Oort), Will Van Oort, Hilda and John Patrick (Van Oort), Andy and Cori Van Oort (Mitchell), Wilma Van Oort, Jozina and Jan Bosch (Van Oort) plus 37 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She is also survived by her siblings and in-laws: Guiljaam and Ada Klaassen, Anthonie and Jannie Klaassen, John and Corry Klaassen, Rinus Klaassen, Chris and Jennie Klaassen, Corrie and Bernie Van Maren, Bill and Marian Klaassen, Hannie and Bill Bisschop, Kees and Diane Klaassen, Dick and Wilma Klaassen, Josie and Gert Van Leeuwen, Bram and Lenie Klaassen, Sam and Sharon Klaassen, Gleyn and Margaret Klaassen, Dickie Neels, Jennie Van Oort, Chris Van Oort, Hilly Den Boer, Julie d'Haene, Peter and Nellie Van Oort, Christina Traas and Bill and Nellie Kerkhoff, plus numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for our beloved wife, mother and grandmother was held at 10 o'clock am on Thursday, June 13, 2024 in the Reformed Congregation in North America, 48952 Yale Rd. E, Chilliwack, B.C. Rev. O. M. Van der Tang officiated. Interment followed at Chilliwack Cemeteries, Hillcrest Rd., Chilliwack, B.C.

Condolences are possible via the Henderson Funeral Homes' website; Catharina Van Ooort Obituary - Chilliwack , BC (

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mount Cheam Christian School, in Chilliwack.

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