March 21, 1932 – November 8, 2019
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Adeline Victoria “Lee” Holland (nee Isbrecht) on November 8th, 2019 in the Good Samaritan Heron Grove, with her family by her side.
Lee will be lovingly remembered and missed by her three children, Ken (Cindi) Holland, Diane (Peter) Bowers and Dennis Holland; eight grandchildren, Brad (Stephanie) Holland, Julie (Derek) McCann, Rachel (Kevin) Korol, Greg (Danielle Karwan) Holland, Karlee Bowers, Ripleigh Bowers, Jacob Holland and Emmalee Holland; five great-grandchildren, Hunter, Gwenyth, Austin, Carter and Adeline; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. Lee was preceded in death by her husband, Rienie Holland; her parents, Lydia and Bill Isbrecht; and her brother, Herman Isbrecht.
Lee was born at Mabel Lake, B.C. on March 21st, 1932 to Lydia and Bill Isbrecht. She spent her childhood working on the family farm at Mabel Lake, which instilled in her a farm-girl work ethic that she carried on throughout her life. Lee married the love of her life, Rienie Holland on June 20th, 1953. After they got married, Lee and Rienie moved to Golden where Lee worked as a cook and Rienie worked as a logger. When Rienie got a job with BC Hydro, the couple moved to Vernon, where they built their own family home – one in which Lee lived from 1956 until 2017.
Lee was an active member of the community. You could often find her cheering on one of her children at their many sporting events, volunteering at several St. John’s Lutheran Church functions, working in the Arena Concession, or playing cards with her friends and grandchildren. She was also proud to be a long time Vernon Vipers season ticket holder. Lee was a loving and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend. She was a care-giver who always put the needs, especially those of her family, first. You could not walk into Lee’s home without her offering you a hot cup of coffee or some of her delicious baking. She indeed was the perfect hostess. Her grandchildren will always remember her cinnamon buns, brownies, doughnuts, and chocolate chip cookies. Lee became a second Mom to many of her kid’s friends. She will be remembered for her amazing cooking and baking, her beautiful “Better Homes and Garden” backyard, and her friendly personality. Lee will be deeply missed but we have peace knowing that she is in Heaven with her Lord and Saviour.
A private family Graveside Service preceded a Celebration Of Lee’s Life which will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 1204 – 30th Avenue, on Friday, November 15th, 2019 at 2:00 pm. with Pastor Craig Tufts of St. John’s Lutheran Church officiating.
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Lee to the B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 9M9 or the Greater Vernon Minor Hockey Association, P.O. Box 1894, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z7.
The family would like to thank all of the wonderful family members, friends and neighbours who helped and supported Lee throughout her life, as well as the fantastic care aides, nurses, and staff at Heron Grove – Cottage 5, for their love and support given to Lee during the past sixteen months.
Funeral arrangements have been made with
Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5
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