Elisabeth (Bettie) Bosma-Buis

Elisabeth (Bettie) Bosma-Buis passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the age of 90 years.

She was pre-deceased by her daughter, Tjitske Bosma in 2013.

Left to mourn are her beloved husband of 66 years, Ype (Ike) and her daughter Jannie Ypma and son Jeffery (Siegrid) Bosma; grandchildren Joel, Rebecca, (Jason), David (Lori), Robert (Whitney), Amanda (Jeff) and Anna (Danny) and numerous great grandchildren and extended family in Canada, the Netherlands and Sweden.

She was born in Friesland, The Netherlands on September 5, 1926, and immigrated to Canada with her husband and two children in May 1957. They raised their family in Lacombe and Edmonton, Alberta.

They retired to Barriere, B.C., and enjoyed 25 years together gardening, doing crafts and hosting family get-togethers.

Mom was devoted to her family and was always ready to receive visitors and enjoy a cup of coffee with them no matter how busy she was.

She worked hard to serve others, but was always ready to enjoy some fun and a good joke.

Mom and Dad spent the last four years in a care facility in Victoria and made numerous friends there.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.


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