Delma Jean Bekker (nee LeBlue)



September 11, 1942 ~ January 6, 2014

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we

announce the peaceful passing of our mother

with family present at her bedside after a brief

battle with cancer.Delma has been reunited with her parents Belle & Louie LeBlue and her brother Edward, as well as other relatives and friends who predeceased her.

Mom had the true spirit of a fighter and a survivor. She had cancer 38 years ago and had a long remission after her surgeon’s had removed the offending masses. She had said then that if God had wanted her to have it, then the surgeons would not have gotten it all; and she would deal with it. She was a true fighter which was again proved when she became a single parent. She did whatever was necessary to keep the 5 of us kids with a roof over our heads, bills paid, food in our stomachs, even picking fruit to pay for our musical instruments. She was always there for us no matter

what was required be it a “Boot in our Butts” figuratively speaking to get us to do something, advice, food, or even

a few dollars, or just be there to listen. She was a

great cook and cooked amazing cabbage rolls, pataheh,

potato soup, borscht, which we all loved. She was someone who loved to have coffee with her friends and family and

she especially loved having picnics and having family

get togethers with all her grandchildren. She enjoyed being out in nature and enjoyed some quiet moments on Knox

Mtn with David at the lookout where the “firestorm” sign

is (where some of her words had been immortalized on

the sign.) We are all missing her a great deal, be it phone calls, visits especially. We will also miss her stories, her wicked sense of humor. She was an amazing Mom,

Grandmother, Aunt, Friend who has not only left a huge

void in our hearts, but also a huge amount of treasured memories. We love you and miss you forever Mom.

Lovingly remembered by her 5 children Helen(Russ),

Daphne, David(Sharon), Sonya, and Erik(Lorna)

9 Grandchildren: Marilyn, Caitie, Eleanor, Faith, Margret, Edward, Nick, Patricia and Marcel. Also survived by

her loving sisters Alice Biggs(David),

Lorna Siki(John) and numerous cousins, nieces

and nephews, as well as special friends.

Thank you to Daphne, who took the time to come

and look after Mom for the past 2 months.

Thank you to Howard & Wendy Soon, Ray, Sharon

Niblow, Lennie Trykki and her life long friends Kay & Hugh Critchley, for you love and support. Michael Kerr for you friendship and picnics by the lake. She greatly appreciated your visits and phone calls. Thank you to all for the love

and support. Special Thank You to all the Dr’s & Nursing staff on wards 4a & 4b for their attentive and gentle care, and especially to the 2 nurses Kristi and Jen who went above and beyond on her last day, making sure Mom was always comfortable and for also taking the time to help

out the family when needed. It was greatly appreciated. Cremation has taken place. Memorial and Friendship

Service planned for later in the year.

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