VERHAPPEN: HENRICA (RICA).
February 26th, 1915 – December 4th, 2011.
With a joyful spirit and
loving heart our darling Mom, Grandma and Oma went to her heavenly reward in the early morning hours of
December 4th, 2011.
Predeceased by her loving husband John on March 30th, 2005, she will be deeply missed by all her family. Her children Robert (Anita)
Verhappen, Joey (Geoff)
Tipping, Thea (Barrie) Graham, Lia (Bruce) Loppe; her dear grandchildren Brent Graham, Sean (Annette) Graham, Chris (Crystal) Graham, Michelle (Dwayne) Bennett and Jennifer (Mark) Gacek, as well as her beloved great-grandchildren: Micheal and Nicholas Graham, Kendall and Hailey Graham, Lauren, Isabelle and Rebecca Bennett, Caleb, Justin and Benjamin Gacek. She will also meet in heaven her wee great grandson Blake Bennett. Rica is also survived by three
sisters Jeanne, Cor and Anny and two brothers Gerard and Piet as well as by many family members all in Holland as well as by a niece and two nephews in Canada. To know our Mom would be to love her. She was patience personified and gave us all the gift of unconditional Love. Among her many talents was her amazing green thumb as well as being an extraordinary knitter and sewer. One of her favorite
pastimes was doing jigsaw puzzles which we all supplied in abundance. A 1000 piece puzzle was merely child’s play to her, bring on the 5000’s. Our Mom’s last six years were
happily spent at Sun Pointe Village in Kelowna where she made many new friends and hugged her way into the hearts of the staff. She will be dearly missed by all. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 750
Rutland Road N on Saturday, December 10th, 2011 at 1:30 PM, followed by inurnment at St. Theresa’s Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Rica’s memory to Sun Point Village, 700 Rutland Road North,
Kelowna, B.C. V1X 7W8, earmarked for activities.
Condolences may be sent to the family by
Arrangements in care of First Memorial
Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.