Sept, 25, 1931 – Sept, 1, 2011
Our mom was born in Amsterdam, Holland. She told us many interesting stories of growing up in Amsterdam during the Second World War. She met and married our father, John Beugeling on March 31, 1951. They had four children while living in Amsterdam and eventually decided to immigrate to Canada, settling in Edmonton, Alberta where their fifth child was born.
In the 1960’s they moved to Chilliwack. Mom worked for many years in the restaurant and hospitality field while raising her family. She travelled back to her homeland many times over the years; most recently she took the trip of a lifetime to Africa with her youngest son. She was the hit of many of their adventures in Africa, as ‘elders’ are highly respected in those cultures. This was her dream adventure, and she was able to fulfill it with joy and enthusiasm.
She will always be remembered as a fun loving, kind and giving wife, sister, aunt, mother, Oma, great-Oma and friend. Now she is back with the love of her life, John, and we know that they are taking the heavens by storm and dancing once again. We would like to thank all the wonderful nurses and doctors who were a part of her life during these past few months.
Predeceased by her husband John, Eva is survived by her children John Jr. (Marianne), Robert (Marlene), Paul (Diana), Astrid (Dave) and Stephen (Elsa); grandchildren, Michelle, Jody (Shawn), Suzanne, Trevor, Jason, Jenny, Amy, Clayton, Christopher, Miranda, Cade, Samantha, Everett, and great-grandson Isaiah. As well as many nieces, nephews and honorary family, Barbara, Wendy and Darrell.
A service to celebrate Eva’s life will be held at Henderson’s Funeral Home on September 19 at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the local SPCA where mom found her loving dog, ‘Buddy’ who gave her years of companionship. Mom, we miss you but we know you are at peace.
Online condolences can be left at www.hendersonsfunerals.com