MARIA CATHARENA (Rita) KLOPPENBURG

Kloppenburg Maria Catharena (Rita)

September 8, 1928 ~ December 28, 2008

Rita passed away quietly with her family by her side at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. She was predeceased by her loving husband Ysbrand Kloppenburg and her grandson Tyler James Kloppenburg.

Rita is survived by her children John (Jean), Steve (Claire), Pat (Kathy) and Ingrid (Arnold) Nesvog, 11 grandchildren and many brothers and sisters in Holland.

Rita loved her children and her grandchildren. She was Omie. She was always caring for those around her, always there to help. Rita knitted many socks and blankets for the kids. She loved to write. She wrote a journal everyday.

We as a family loved Mom very much and will miss her dearly, but she will never be far from our thoughts.

A Memorial service will be held Friday, January 9, 2009 at 1:00 pm at Sands Funeral Chapel, 1 Newcastle Avenue, Nanaimo.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rita’s favourite charity Nanaimo Alzheimer’s Society.