Born Marrigje Aafje Johanna Dijkshoorn on March 30, 1943 in the Netherlands, Mar passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at her home in Calgary.
With Mar’s passing we lose a mother, wife, aunt, Oma, sister, friend and neighbour. An award winning gardener and bird lover, Mar’s nature was to nurture and grow…plants, animals and people.
Mar leaves to mourn her husband of thirty-seven years Willem Pitstra; daughter and son-in-law Jacomina (Jackie) and Doug Burke; daughter Wilhelmina (Willie); son Peter; grandson Matthew; as well as family in Canada, the Netherlands and abroad.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 944 – 2433.
In living memory of Mar Pitstra, a tree will be planted by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W., CALGARY. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences