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Wilhelmina (Mien), previously Smits (nee Moelker) Vanschelven

VanSCHELVEN, Wilhelmina (Mien), previously Smits (nee Moelker) - Passed away Feb.17, 2019 at Trent Valley Lodge in Trenton with her family at her side in her 94rd year. Wife of first husband Benjamin Smits (deceased 1994) and then of Pieter VanSchelven (deceased 2014). Daughter of John and Elizabeth Moelker of Brighton (both deceased). Sister to Pieternella (Adrian deceased) Matthysse, Adrian (Ann) Moelker both deceased, Peter deceased (Brenda) Moelker, Nellie (Dick) Roos, Sarah (George deceased) Wiggers. Mother of Bart (Jane) Smits of Trenton, Elizabeth (John) Valks of Brighton, Tobias (Tena) Smits of Grafton, John (Clarina) Smits of Richmond, Eddie (Nancy) Smits of Trenton, Nellie (Mary, partner Allan) of Kingston, Benjamin (partner Sandy) of Trenton. Grandmother to 20 grandchildren and great grandmother to 31 great grandchildren. Mien was born in the Netherlands in 1925 and immigrated to Canada in 1951. In Ontario, Mien and Benny lived briefly in Trenton then in Wooler til 1961, then to Brighton (across from Brighton Speedway) then several short moves ending up in Trenton. Benny died in 1994 after a lengthy illness, just short of their 50th anniversary. Mien remarried to Pieter VanSchelven in 1996 and he died after a short illness in 2014. Mien spent her last years at Applefest Lodge in Brighton and finally at Trent Valley Lodge in Trenton. She had the company of her sister Pieternella also at Applefest. She appreciated all the visits from family and friends especially when she was feeling down. She also loved her siblings and her children dearly. She prayed each evening for those she knew were in need of prayer. She loved her Lord and was very much looking forward to going to heaven and being reunited with her family and friends that have gone on before. She was a faithful member of the Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church in Trenton the whole time she lived in Canada since 1951. Visitation will be held at Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church in Trenton on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 11-1PM, with the funeral service being held at 1:00. Spring Interment at Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton. Arrangements in care of WEAVER LIFE CENTRE , 29 Bay Street, Trenton. Online condolences at www.weaverfuneralhomes.com13327237
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