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VAN de POL, Augusta

Van de Pol, Augusta Anna
March 10, 1925 – Tilburg, Holland
December 23, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Augusta Anna Van de Pol of Calgary, passed away peacefully at Brentwood Nursing Home on Monday, December 23, 2013 at the age of 88 years.

Augusta was born on March 10, 1925 in Tilburg, Holland. She and her husband John immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1954 and then moved to Calgary with their young family in 1961. Augusta was a proud mother and talented seamstress. She kept a beautiful home which was always open to family and friends. A rewarding retirement with John included extensive travel and socializing with friends.

Augusta is survived by her daughter Fran (Ralph) and their children, Patti (John) and Bob (Taunya); sons John (Peggy) and Robert (Linda); grandchildren Kayley (Derek), Sean and Corissa. She is also survived by relatives in British Columbia, Holland, and Belgium including her sister Toos Starckx-Brekelmans, sister in laws, Monica Brekelmans, and Annie Blaauwgeers. She was predeceased by her loving husband Johannes “John” in 2008, her son Vincent in 1993 as well as a sister, Anne de Jong and brother, John Brekelmans.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church (321 – 90th Avenue S.E.) on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Catholic Charities, Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary, 120 – 17 Avenue S.W. Calgary, AB T2S 2T2. The family would like to thank the staff at Brentwood Nursing Home for their care and to Augusta’s companion Mary who provided hours of comfort and discussion for her in her later years.

In living memory of Augusta Van de Pol, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Ken and Debbie Cunningham :

    We are very sorry to hear about your mom’s passing Fran. It is always difficult to lose someone you love but know they will always be with you and watching over you. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    Love you.

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  2. Judy & Ed Benny :

    Fran & Ralph,

    Our Thoughts & Prayers are with You and All Your Family

    Love,

    Judy & Ed

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  3. Kathy & Larry Heffernan :

    Dear Fran,
    Our condolences on behalf of the Kathy & Larry Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Kathy & Larry Heffernan

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  4. Diane Hirsekorn (nee Pascal) :

    Dear Fran and all the family. We are sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May she rest in Peace.

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  5. Glen & Pearl Hacke :

    Rob & Linda. Sorry to learn of your mother’s passing Rob. We offer our prayers to you, Linda, Shawn and Corissa.

    Glen & Pearl

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  6. David & Sandra Perkins :

    John and family,
    We were saddened to read of the passing of your dear Mother. Our prayers are with you in this difficult time.

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  7. Heather and Mike Prance :

    Sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother and Grandmother. Thinking of you all at this time.
    Love,
    Mike, Heather and Jenna

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  8. Cathy and David Pryce :

    John, Peggy and Kayley
    We were so sorry to read about your loss. It’s always difficult, but even more so during the holidays. We hope that family memories offer some comfort during this time.
    Cathy and David

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  9. Kathy, Dave Yates & Family :

    John, Peggy, Kayley & Derek
    We know you brought a lot of happiness to your Mother during her later years.
    We wish you strength during this sad time.
    Sincerely, Kathy, Dave & Family

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  10. Doreen & Leonard Brennan :

    John, Peggy, Kayley & Derek
    Our Prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. May the peace & comfort that comes of our precious Lord be with you.

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  11. The Ryan Family :

    Dear Van de Pol Family – We were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our parents (Jack and Connie Ryan) respected and admired both your Mom and Dad as great neighbors and friends. Please know that the Van de Pol’s are in the thoughts and prayers of the Ryan’s.
    John, Tim, Katherine, Eleanor, Margaret and Patrick

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  12. heinz and susan mueller :

    we have many fond memories of you your mother and father as neighbors and friends. take care of yourselves and each other.

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