Ottolina THOMSON

Thomson, Ottolina “Lia” Johanna

(nee Wierks) January 31, 1949 ~

March 11, 2014. Lia Thomson passed from this life in her 66th year at Chilliwack General Hospital. Lia was born in Scheveningen, the Netherlands and has been a Chilliwack resident since she was six years old. She leaves to mourn her loving husband Alex Thomson and her children, Lisa (Rob) Koppert, Cathie Roos, Geraldine (Matthew) van Herk and her son Joe (Elly) Kerkhoff ; step children, Lynn (Jean Guy) Richard, John (Leanne) Thompson Amanda (Jason) Guenther. She also leaves her 18 grandchildren; Jason, Brandon, Katrina and Samuel Koppert, Arie (Marie), Brodie, Carlie and Darcie Roos, Tyson, Allison, Kyle and Riley van Herk and Casen Kerkhoff, Samantha and Justin Richard, Xander Thomson and Kayln and Carson Guenther; sisters, Geri Neissen, Corrie Boesterd , Dina Jones, Ryna Campbell and brother John Wierks, numerous nieces and nephews. Lia was predeceased by her parents, Gerrit and Lien Wierks of Chilliwack; her eldest sister Jo Nijhoff in the Netherlands, her brother Gerry Wierks, niece Leola Guliker and nephew Gerald Guliker. Viewing and condolences will be held between 7:00 and 9:00 pm on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Ave. Funeral Service will be held at 9:00 am on Saturday, March 15, 2014 with private family interment to follow. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Special thanks to all the wonderful staff at Chilliwack General Hospitals Ward 5 North for the wonderful compassion and care extended to my wife and our mother during her brief illness. Henderson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. Online Condolences can be made at www.hendersonsfunerals.com