Elly van Drongelen

December 26, 1922 – July 10, 2012

Elly passed away peacefully on July 10, 2012 at the age of 89 years.

Visitation will be held July 21st at 1:00 pm at Calvary Baptist Church in Chemainus, followed by the funeral service at 2:00 pm. Pasters Edgar Unrou and Arthur Dent will be officiating. Burial will be after the reception at Chemanius Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by First Memorial Funeral Home in Nanaimo.

Elly was born in Amsterdam, Holland on Dec 26, 1922. She was married for 52 years to Dave van Drongelen. He was her rock and the love of her life. They are now finally re-united to be together forever.

Elly loved to watch Dave work in their garden. They loved to travel. Beside him at so many Church events including the Summer Camp program to name only one and the Time out Group where Dave watched the children. Elly always had candies for the children she knew so well and was known as the Candy Lady at church and in the community.

Elly spent so many hours knitting dolls and animals for children overseas. Together, they were a part of so many charitable organizations

Elly is survived by her four daughters, 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Daughters: Anneke (Dave), Tonny (Dave), Yvonne (Kent) and Wendy (Brad); grandchildren: Linnette (Dean), Elizabeth (Gilles), Jake (Nicole), Reanna (Max) Michael (Sarah), Damian, Daniel, John, Devin, Stephen; great grandchildren: Taylor, Alexander, Cole, Jamie, Easson, Deianira, Gabrielle, Nathan, Jazlyn; also her sister, Hiske and other family and friends. Elly is preceded in death by her brother, Freiderich; sister, Liesbeth and, of course her husband, Dave, that she loved so much.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Alzheimer’s Society. The family wishes to thank the many Staff who took such great care for her at the Chemanius Health Care Centre.

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