Johanna T. Struys, passed away at age 80 years, on April 10, 2012 at Cascade Hospice in Chilliwack.
She is survived by five children: Ed (Marilyn), Ann, Nancy (Barry) Thompson, Francis (Heidi), Gerald (Wilma); grandchildren: Michael, Jason, Leola (Adam) Sippel, Anthony, (Kristy Robertson), Charlene (Adam Bergsma), Johanna (Bryan Strahl), Adriana, Walter, Marianne, Jami, Stephanie, Ryan, Sean, Courtney (Peter Gouwenberg), and Great Grandson Beckett Sippel; as well as siblings: Leen Van Laerhoven, Julius (Stien) Van Laerhoven; Kees (Bep) Van Laerhoven, To Van Laerhoven.
She was predeceased by her husband Tony (Nov 2011), her parents Franciscus and Anna Van Laerhoven; her brothers: Charles and Jac Van Laerhoven; and her niece Jaantje Lazeroms; nephew Robert Van Laerhoven.
Johanna worked on her family’s dairy farm in Schyf, Holland until she married Tony on December 30, 1957. Right after the wedding, she immigrated to Canada with Tony. On October 14, 1967 they purchased the family farm and continued to live there until their passings. During their retirement they enjoyed travelling especially to Holland and Alberta.
Johanna was an active member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and Catholic Women’s League in Agassiz
Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 7:30pm at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Agassiz.
A funeral will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 11:00 AM at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Agassiz. Reception to follow.
Memorial donations may be made to Cascade Hospice in Chilliwack or BC Cancer Society.
Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Cascade Hospice who cared for Mom during her last month.
Online condolences can be left at www.hendersonsfunerals.com