Johanna Gerada Elizabeth (Nee Polman) Kruiper

Johanna Gerada Elizabeth (Nee Polman) Kruiper


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


Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.

She was well loved.

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