Nettie Oerlemans, beloved wife of thirty-five years of John Oerlemans of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2005 after a lengthy battle with cancer at the age of 62 years.
Nettie was born on September 11, 1942 in Indonesia, she moved to Holland in 1948 and immigrated to Canada in 1969. In 1970 she married her husband John and they resided in Calgary. She had a deep passion for her animals and gardening, she especially loved her flowers.
Nettie is survived by her loving husband John; her mother Alida; her chosen daughter and son-in-law Georgette and Robert; a grandson Richie; a brother and sister-in-law John and Elle Van Reijn; a brother-in-law George; a sister-in-law Tinie (Pete) Oerlemans; as well as nieces, nephews and many friends. The majority of Nettie’s family live in Holland. She was predeceased by her father Jaques Van Reijn in 1968.
Funeral Services will be held at Foothills Lutheran Church (3104 – 34th Avenue N.W.) on Friday, September 23, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 Telephone: (403) 205-3966.
Thanks to all the medical personnel who have cared for Nettie over her lengthy illness, with special thanks to the Regional Home Care.
In living memory of Maria Oerlemans, a tree will be planted by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences