Jan 23, 1950 – Mar 15, 2013
It is with great sadness in our hearts to announce the passing of our beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother on March 15, 2013 at the age of 63. Alice passed away at home surrounded by loved ones.
Alice was born in Amsterdam, Holland Jan 23, 1950. It was in Amsterdam that she met Kevin who was serving a tour of duty in Germany with the Canadian military. Kevin swept her off her feet and on February 6, 1971, two weeks after her 21st birthday they were married. Soon after their marriage they moved to Canada and started their lives together. Alice is survived by her husband Kevin of 42 years; daughters, Chantal (Frank) Klaassen, Charmain Halligan (Terry); and son: Dennis (Jennifer) Halligan. Alice had six beautiful grandchildren that she loved very much: Kyle and Vanessa Klaassen, Ashton, Chelsea, Nick and Meadow Halligan. Alice leaves behind her sister Fia (Piet), and niece Brigitte (Frank) in Holland; sister-in-law Colleen; and niece Marie in Ottawa.
Alice was diagnosed with small intestinal cancer in November 2011, and fought a very strong battle right to the very end. Being a military family Kevin and Alice moved every couple of years and called many places in Canada home over the years including NFLD, Ont and BC. In 1987 the family moved to the Chilliwack area and have called it home ever since. Alice was a beautiful, talented, strong and classy woman who was loved by her family and friends. She worked for many years as a seamstress in the Cottonwood Mall at locations like Jack Fraser and Sears. In recent times, she could be found behind her sewing machine creating custom-made wedding dresses for many brides or helping her granddaughters with their sewing creations.
Alice loved to travel and in recent years she and Kevin took up RV’ing and met some wonderful friends along the way. Alice loved any new adventure that came her way and surprised us all when she went ziplining upside down high above the forest floor in Costa Rica.
Special thanks to Dr. Weatherston, Dani and Jeanette from Fraser Health Services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Agency under the name Elizabeth “Alice” Halligan at
At Alice’s request there will be no funeral. She will be forever missed.