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van der ELZEN, Jeffrey

June 14, 1984 – August 24, 2014

Jeff left this world suddenly on August 24, 2014.

Left to mourn his loss are his Grandmother Gertrude Saunders; his mother Dianne van der Elzen; father Peter van der Elzen (Ulla) of Osoyoos BC; sister Melanie Pearce (Joe); brother Steven van der Elzen (Tamika) of Binbrook Ontario; sister Jessica Gosnell (Jeff); nephews Rio Pearce, Zachary and Colton van der Elzen, Andrew and Cameron Gosnell.

Jeff had a large family in Holland and Ontario as well that will miss him dearly.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be directly made in Jeff’s memory to the Distress Centre of Calgary, Suite 300, 1010 – 8th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2P 1J2, roxannec@distresscentre.com.

In living memory of Jeff Vander Elzen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-248-8585.

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  1. Sue Reibin (Golden Acre) :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Dianne at this most difficult time.

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  2. Gone to soon mate. Thanks for all the great laughs and jokes. You will be remembered.

    R.I.P, Jeff

    Carl Willis

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  3. Jeff was a good man. It is so sad when a life is cut short like this. He will forever be missed by all those who loved him and cared about him. Jeff will live on in spirit. Please remember that lots of people are thinking of you in this most difficult time and my thoughts and prayers are with you all – take care ❤️

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  4. Remembering Jeffery as a young boy, so full of mischief and always a smile on his face. I will
    sadly miss the fine man he was to be. My prayers and thoughts are with you Dianne, Melanie,
    Gertrude and to all those who loved him. Peace be with you.

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  5. Joyce Hutchison and family :

    Dianne and Melanie,
    Words cannot describe how sad Jeff’s passing makes me. I cannot imagine the pain your family is feeling at this time. Sarah posted their playschool class picture on his website. May the memories of happier times give you strength to face the days ahead. Big hugs to you all and know that you are not alone and Jeff will be missed.
    With deepest sympathy, Joyce,Ken, Sarah,Brittany and Meghan.

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  6. Yvonne and Brian Paulson :

    Dianne, Peter and Melanie,

    Our hearts are full and heavy for you and the rest of your extended families at this very difficult time. There are no words I can say that will make this time any less hurtful. You will have all the memories of his child hood to now to look back on and remember all those happy times you had together. I remember meeting up with you all at the lake in Boswell. We all had a great time. Our kids were so young back then. We are thinking you with heavy hearts. Please take care. Yvonne and Brian Paulson

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  7. Melissa, Michael and Elise Hauser :

    May you find the peace and happiness you deserve! You will be sadly missed by your family and friends. We love you Jeff! May you rest in peace. ❤️

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  8. Melissa, Michael and Elise Hauser :

    You will be sadly missed by your family and friends. May you find the peace and happiness you deserve. Rest in peace Jeff!!! We love you. ❤️

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  9. Carola van der Elzen :

    Dear Jeff, you will be missed, R.I.P. cousin.
    Family Danse- van der Elzen, Holland

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  10. Dear family of Jeff…..my deepest condolences, this is a big loss….
    Sometimes I spoke to Jeff about Holland, and how he liked it here. I had the pleasure to meet him in Holland….unfortunately only once.
    Later we spoke sometimes on Facebook and then he called me Cousin. ..thats special…I think he was crazy about family.
    He wrote funny stuff but also serious.
    I remember that once we were on facebook writing about wtf (as Jeff called) rapper Snow was rapping about…..then we made our own lyrics…that was hilarious!
    Jeff …you were a special kind of guy…not to be forgotten. ..
    Hup Holland Hup!

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  11. Gisela Zehmer and Rick Martin :

    Our hearts are saddened with your loss…our deepest sympathy to all of our extended family in B.C., Calgary, Ontario and Holland.

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  12. Hauser Family :

    To a nephew and cousin who left this mortal abode way too early, we all wish for you eternal happiness. We will miss you, your wit, your compassion and your smile. Those that are left behind shall always remember you in our minds and our hearts. You shall not be forgotten. The angels are lucky to have you. R.I.P.

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  13. Janice Paulson :

    Oh Dianne
    Our hearts go out to you and the family!

    Wherever you are Jeff will always be in your heart!
    We had 30 years of memories!
    Much love – Janice, Jeremy, Rory xx

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  14. Michelle Dobler :

    Dianne,

    I’m so truly sorry about Jeff and Emil’s passing…. Me and Lisa grew up with Jeff and I always remembered him being such a genuinely nice and wonderful person. He will be forever loved and greatly missed. My heart goes out to you, Melanie, Gertrude & Peter. Although Jeff has gone away.. he’s still beside you every day..

    I will always especially remember all the times me and Jeff would exchange fun concert stories and were so proud about the fact that our Grandfathers drank beer together 🙂

    Rest in peace Jeff.. I will always remember and care deeply about you.

    – Michelle

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  15. The death of Jeffery has hit me hard. I don’t even really know what to say. I’m sorry for the loss I guess. We all grew up together; Jeff was only a day older than Jeremy. I remember having so much fun with you all. You still have a god son I love you I love jeff.

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  16. Krystle Mackey :

    Sending my love and prayers to Jeff’s family. I met Jeff in the 2nd grade so we watched each other grow up over many years and he always held his head high no matter what was going on in life. I hope you are at peace Jeff, you had such high hopes for yourself and it hurts to lose you so soon.

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  17. Fiona Labossiere :

    Dear Dianne and family,
    So very sorry to recently learn of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

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  18. Dear Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I was a friend of Jeff’s for a few years. I worked with him in Logistics for about four years. I just found out two days ago and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I am so sad, but as I write this, am I also thankful I had the pleasure in hanging around such a wonderful guy and also meeting his mom and father for a short time.

    Peace my friend,

    Al

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  19. Katherine Flaherty-Blum :

    Dear Dianne , I have been searching for you on and off for many years. I am so sorry to see that you have had a son and he has passed away so very young. I cannot think of a more heartbreaking thing that could happen to any mother. Deeply sorry for your loss and the unspeakable sadness this brings to you. Thinking of you Dianne and also remembering your wonderful Dad.

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