Cornelia Maria Van Vliet

August 22nd, 1923 – August 30th, 2013

It is with both joy and sorrow that we say good-bye to our Mom & Oma, Corey Van Vliet. The joy is knowing that she is once again walking hand-in-hand with her beloved Adri, our father Art who passed away two years ago, just before their 65th anniversary. But the extreme sorrow is for us, her family.

She will be greatly missed by her three children, Marianne Dufresne (Pete), Trudy Annand (Bruce) and Art Van Vliet (Janet). Also missing her are 4 grandchildren, Tony, Teri (Jeff), Troy (Jen) and Tonya (Gary) plus 5 great-grandchildren, Aidan, Brendan, Kaylene, Travis and Keanna.

Also calling her Oma is Paulette (Jonathan) Juliet & Chanel from Australia.

Mom was born on Aug 22nd, 1923 in Holland. She and Dad immigrated to Canada in 1951 settling in Richmond, BC. In 1964 they bought a farm in Courtenay. Mom was a member of the Eagles as well as being very involved with St Georges United Church. When she retired, Mom started playing bridge and golf.

Predeceased by three sisters and one brother, mom is survived by her sister Gerrie of Amsterdam.

The last 4 years were difficult for Mom but she was determined to celebrate her 90th birthday, which she did. She died peacefully with her family at her side. We are left with amazing memories.

A celebration of Cornelia’s life will be held at St. Georges United Church, Saturday Sept. 7th at 1:00. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Views, care of St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation


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