Feikje (Faye) de Vries (Nyenhuis)

June 27, 2019 4 Condolences Print Obituary

On Tuesday, June 25 2019, surrounded by her family, Feikje de Vries (Nyenhuis), passed on after a well fought battle with cancer at the age of 89 years, in the Mel Miller Palliative unit at the General Hospital in Edmonton.

Mom (Feikje) was preceded in death by her husband Frans, brother Yntze, and both her parents, Pieter and Femmigje (Faber) Nyenhuis.

Our loving mother is survived by her 4 children, Pieter, Marten, Femke (Gerrit), Emmy (Brian). Beppe to her grandchildren, Evan (Kristi), Miranda, Jack and Max (Jessica). 3 great grandchildren, Julia, Cole and Cameron.  She is also survived by her sister Emmy (Willem), brother in law Gerrit (Annie) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins across Canada and the Netherlands.

Feikje was born on December 16, 1929 in Nieuweschoot, Friesland, The Netherlands.  Our parents immigrated to Canada with 2 small boys in 1957 and settled in Edmonton which she called home for the next 62 years.

Mom was an avid reader, a lover of life and one of a kind.   She made a difference in all the lives she touched and will be forever remembered and loved.  A celebration of her unique life will be held on July 5, 2019 at 2 pm in the Nordic Room of the Dutch Canadian Centre, 13312 – 142 Street, Edmonton, Alberta.

The family wishes to express a heartfelt thank you to the entire team at unit 9Y of the Mel Miller Palliative Care Unit at the General Hospital for the amazing respect and care they gave to our mom.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Covenant Health General Hospital Edmonton Unit 9Y.

  1. Femke, Emmy and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Your elegant Mom made me smile many times on 9Y. She was a lovely lady and will be greatly missed.
    Angela Seery

  2. Faye was a woman of class with a lovely sense of humor. She will be missed by many and certainly by me. We discussed many topics during my visits and she was sharp witted throughout her ordeal.
    She was an easy woman to love and so I did. I learned some life lessons from her that I will carry with me.
    My condolences to the entire family. You were there for her and she was so proud of you. RIP dear Faye

  3. Hope she had not a lot of pain in the last part of her life.We will remember her as a very kind and strong woman .Glad to have known her.

  4. Peter,Marten and Femke, We were neighbours of yours at the Strathearn apartments
    many ,many years ago. Your Mom babysat my 2 children,Mona and Gordon. She was a Great lady. I met her for lunch after your Dad passed away a few years ago.So sorry to hear that she had cancer and is now gone from this world. I will always remember her as she was a Special lady. Rest in peace dear Faye. May you all and your families gather strength from each other at this sad time.

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