Feikje (Faye) de Vries (Nyenhuis)
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.