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van BOVEN, Ilma Frances (nee Dunfield)

December 16, 1915 – August 26, 2011

Ilma van Boven passed away peacefully on Friday, August 26, 2011 at the age of 95 years.

Ilma was born in Toronto to Gordon Dunfield and Mildred McBride Dunfield. She married Fred van Boven in 1938 and moved to Montreal. Upon retirement they came to Calgary to be near family. Ilma was predeceased by Fred in 1996 after fifty-eight years of marriage. She will be dearly remembered and missed by her daughter Joan Loraas (Don); granddaughter Suzanne Oswald (Ben); grandson Scott Loraas (Erin); great-grandchildren Aidan and Zoë Oswald; and two brothers John Dunfield (Elly) and Peter Dunfield (Sonja). Ilma was a member of Timothy Eaton Memorial Church (Toronto) and Montreal West United Church. In Calgary she was an active member of St. Andrew’s United Church. She had an engaging personality and will be well remembered for her kindness to others, positive nature and spontaneous and frequent laughter. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Beverly Centre for their loving care.

A private family memorial will take place at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Ilma van Boven, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.

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  1. Betty Cameron :

    Dear Joan: I am so sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. She was a delightful lady and dearly loved by so many of her St. Andrew’s friends. The last time I spoke to her she sounded quite well and said she was. My very sincere condolences.
    Betty Cameron, St. Andrew’s

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  2. Kingsley Van Boven :

    I know you dont know whom I am but I express my deepest and sincerest condolences to the bereaved family. May the soul of the late Ilma Van Boven rest in perfect peace. I have been doing some family tracing for years and I found out that a Van Boven once travelled to Africa, Ghana, and had a family there. I happened to be his great grand son. If in case anyone is interested in tracing the Van Boven family with me, please visit me at my website. Once again, may her soul rest in peace.

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