KRUIPER, JOHANNA GERADA
ELIZABETH (Nee Polman)
June 5, 1938 – August 4, 2011
Joanne will be missed by her loving husband William (Bill) of 54 years, her children: Mary Ann (Dan), Will
(Teresa), Jim (Laurie), Donna (Phil Bruch), Len (Dana), Liz (Rob Carolei), 17
grandchildren and one
great-grandaughter. Joanne is also survived by her
brothers: John Polman (Amy), Peter Polman (Betty), Leo Polman and sister Gerda
Murdoch-Tyson (Stan), as well as numerous relatives in Canada and the Netherlands. She was predeceased by her brother Willie and her parents Peter and Elizabeth Polman. Born in Groessen, NL, she
immigrated with her family to Canada in 1953 and they
settled in East Kelowna. She met the love of her life Bill, in 1955 and they married two years later. They were blessed with six children in seven years, whom they raised in the Rutland area. Mom took great pride in her faith, family, her home and her pets. Her love was shown through the
countless hours knitting for her family and friends. Prayers will be recited on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM at St. Theresa’s Catholic Parish, 750 N Rutland Road. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 10:00 AM with Father Otto Rollheiser OMI Officiating.
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Funeral arrangements entrusted to
VALLEYVIEW FUNERAL HOME,
Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.
She was well loved.