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van Vliet-Penders, Jeannette Maria Hubertina

January 13, 1940 – Hoensbroek, Limburg, The Netherlands
November 27, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Jeannette beloved wife of Pieter van Vliet of Calgary, Alberta Canada passed away on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at the age of 78 years.

Jeannette was proud to be an old-fashioned Dutch housewife, keeping the home sparkling clean, clothes ironed, providing for her husband, children and pets, and having flowers on the table.

She liked the simple pleasures of life, like having coffee with a cookie, a glass of wine, sitting in the sun, and friends dropping by unexpectedly.

Highlights for her were the spa visits with Jacquie and sometimes Tanya. Shopping with Hazel and “spending Piet’s” money was another favourite. But she absolutely glowed when she could dress up wearing her jewelry for a dinner party at Caesar’s Steakhouse with our close friends.

She loved doing cross stitching, watching soaps, reading books, reading about the Royals in the Hello magazine, and writing letters. Jeannette also enjoyed collecting dolls, bears and knick-knacks. All this she did with a sleeping cat on her lap.

Deep inside Jeannette’s true love was for Pieter; her husband of 54 years, her sons Peter and Victor-Emmanuel, her grandson Jesse, and of course for her cats Sarah and Fiona.

Jeannette leaves behind her husband Pieter, sons Peter (Ria) Houston of Texas, Victor-Emmanuel, Lisse of The Netherlands; and grandson Jesse. Her siblings in the Netherlands Frans, Martin, Jo (Truus), Yvonne (Emil), Leny predeceased (Huub), Fred (Margot), Nephews & Nieces.

Jeannette was predeceased by her parents Wijnand and Frieda Penders; and her in-laws Cornelis and Arisje van Vliet.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of Rockyview General Hospital, Extendicare Hillcrest Long Term Care facility and Peter Lougheed Centre.

The family would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to their close friends for the ongoing support during Jeannette’s 261 days of hospitalization.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., Calgary, AB), on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers if you so desire, donations can be made in Jeannette’s memory to the Salvation Army Agapé Hospice or a charity of your choice.

In living memory of Jeannette van Vliet-Penders, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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