Van Winden, Nel (Age 86, Listowel)
Nel Van WINDEN Of Listowel, peacefully, with her family by her side, on Sunday, in her 87th year. Loving wife of Arnold J. Van Winden for 61 years. Cherished mother of John and Melanie Van Winden of Atwood, Stephen and Lisa Van Winden of Paris, Diana and Michael Cunningham of London, and mother-in-law of Lisa Van Winden of Kitchener. Dear grandmother of Stephanie and Reid, Denise and Greg, Eric, Justin, Andrew and Jordine, Caroline, Daniel and Stephanie, Adam and Sam, Noah, Lauren, and Scott, and great-grandmother of Darren, McKenzie, and Helen. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews in Canada and the Netherlands. Survived by sister Thea and Wynand Janssen of Barrhead, Alberta, and sisters-in-law of Annie Verburg, and Riet Verburg. Predeceased by her son Arnold Van Winden (2012), daughter-in-law Linda (Garner) Van Winden (2014), and four sisters and seven brothers: Steef and Riet Verburg, Sjaan and Henk Van der Ploeg, Arie and Nel Verburg, Lou and Riet Verburg, Ben Verburg, Sr. Riet Verburg, Riet and Nol Van Wijk, Rev. Kees Verburg, Cornelia and Jan Vollebregt, Jan Verburg, and Koos and Annie Verburg.
Nel was born in Pijnacker, the Netherlands and came to Canada in 1958 with her husband to farm and start a family. They first settled in Claremont, Ontario, moved to Hawkstone, Ontario to farm with Arnold’s brother, Wim, and later moved to Listowel, Ontario in 1972 to establish Delfia Farms Ltd. Nel was a faithful member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Listowel, where she belonged to the Catholic Women’s League. She was also a member of the Maple Leaf Women’s Institute (previously Listowel East Women’s Institute).
The family would like to thank Dr Terry Suggit and the staff at Listowel Wingham Hospitals Alliance and the North Perth Family Health Team for their care and support.
Visitation will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, on Thursday from 2 until 4 and 7 to 9 PM, with prayers at 1:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Listowel, on Friday, May 17th at 11 AM. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel. Arrangements entrusted to Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel.
Those wishing to make a memorial donation are asked to consider donating to St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church Building Fund or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.