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Jane (Westra) Vanberkel

VANBERKEL, Jane (Westra) - Of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 7th, 2019, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, at the age of 74. Beloved wife of the late Michael VanBerkel (2002) and dearly loved mother of Steve VanBerkel (Kristen), Joe, and David VanBerkel. “Best Oma ever” to Sydney and Tyler. Dear sister of Ted Westra (Donna), Hank Westra (Marion Spicer), Stiena VanBoven (Ken), Betty DeLange (Peter), Richard Westra and the late Ann Meyer. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews, and many beloved in-laws. Jane was born in Holland on December 19, 1944. She worked many years for Community Living Elgin. Jane was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church, and volunteered at The Mission Thrift Store and the St. Thomas Community Christian School. Her family would like to offer heartfelt thanks to the VON and LHIN staff, all the chemotherapy nurses at STEGH, her dearest friend Mary Veenstra, and to neighbours Lucy, Bob & Elly and Jack & Norma. The family will receive friends at WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME , 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Thursday, January 10th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, January 11th at 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Reformed Church, Elm St., St. Thomas Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation (Chemotherapy Unit).13320599
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