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Tjaltje (nee Hilverda) Dykstra

DYKSTRA, Tjaltje (nee Hilverda) - April 13, 1931 - December 1, 2018 Surrounded by loved ones and in the comfort of a family home, our mother Tjaltje passed away peacefully on December 1, 2018. Tjaltje was born in Kollumerzwaag, Netherlands on April 13, 1931. Her family immigrated to Canada in 1952 and she married Sake Dykstra in 1954. Tjaltje was predeceased by Sake in 2015 and their son Stuart in 1974. We, her children and their spouses, will miss her very much - Linda and Rob Van Boom, Sid and Jane Dykstra, Nancy Dykstra, Ingrid and Ron Kielstra, Roger and Karen Dykstra, Marcia and Chris Dawes. The nurturing of her family and others was one of Tjaltje’s great gifts. She was a natural with children and delighted in watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren flourish as the family has grown over the years. They are a cherished part of her legacy: Gena and Dave Braun, Hannah and Maia Karen and Russ Watts, Hailey, Julia and Brianne Daryl and Suzie Van Boom, Conrad Lena and Wayne Scholman, Maria and Peter Kurtis and Brianna Dykstra, Macy, Alvina, Leah and Olivia Alastair and Shona Dykstra, Jacob, Joshua, Benjamin and Timothy Stuart and Jess Dykstra, Owen and Avery Ron Kielstra and Ashley Jones Sake and Martine Kielstra, Cameron, Émilie, and Evan Todd Kielstra Sandy and Rachel Kielstra Tom Kielstra Ben Kielstra and Danielle Allard Michael Dykstra, Erick Dykstra, and Chelsey Dykstra Nate Dawes, Simon Dawes and Charlotte Dawes We are grateful to Dr Sauriol and Dr Newton, the kind staff of Meaford General Hospital and of Errinrung Retirement Home for their care and support over the years. Mom especially enjoyed the Day Away program. Tjaltje’s children will receive family and friends at THE FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, THE VALLEY CHAPEL in Thornbury on Tuesday, December 4th from 5 until 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 5th at 1p.m. at the Collingwood Christian Reformed Church on Poplar Sideroad with a reception to follow. Donations in Mom’s memory to World Renew or the Meaford Day Away program of Home and Community Support Services Grey-Bruce may be made directly or through the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, PO Box 556, Thornbury ON N0H 2P0 to whom arrangements have been entrusted (519-599-2718). www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca 13314938
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Posted by Carl and Ann Buys (Friends) On Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Our sincere condolences with the passing away of your Mom, Grandmother. May God give you comfort, strength, and peace in the coming days.
Posted by harold de haan (cousin) On Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Greetings to all the Hilverda and Dykstra families. Needles to say, the news of Tjaltje'e passing was very sad indeed. May God provide peace and comfort to each of you. Tjaltje had a long life and, no doubt, left many good memories.Our sincere condolences. Harold and Betty de Haan

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