Neeltje “Nel” Van der Knyff (nee Hansum)

February 20, 2020
With great sorrow we announce the sudden passing of our much beloved mother (in-law), grandmother, sister (in-law) and aunt at Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster on Tuesday February 11, 2020 of Chilliwack at the age of 82 years.
A much loving and caring mother of Christina Kerkhoff (Peter)John van der Knyff (Marilyn) and Dick Van der Knyff. She will also be sadly missed by her seven grandchildren and their spouses, and 21 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Jacobus Van der Knyff in 2014, and her infant daughter Jeannette who passed away at the age of 11 months. Her parents, and brothers (in-law) and sisters (in-law). She leaves behind her brothers and sisters, Christina Van Maren (Arie-Jan), Dirk Hansum, Joke Geluk (Kees) and Gerda Versluis (Jaap) and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral took place on February 14, at the Reformed congregation in North America, in Chilliwack, Rev. A. Geuze officiated. A very special thanks to Dr. G. Enns, Dr. H. Robles, Dr. I. Lam and their staff, for their compassionate care throughout the years. As well as to the first responders: The ambulance attendants and Fire Dept, for all they did. The staff at CGH emergency trauma unit, and Dr. and staff at the Royal Columbian – Cardiac Intensive Care – Catherization Dept for all the care extended to our dear mother.


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