Jaapje (Jopie) Ladan

Jaapje (Jopie) Ladan of Vernon, BC died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 82 years on November 14th at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

She was born October 14, 1931 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Jopie was a wilful character and much loved by her extended family and everyone she met along the way. She and her husband immigrated from The Netherlands to Montreal, Canada in 1957 with not much more than their determination, a strong work ethic and their four children. Shortly after immigrating, they had another son. She was a devoted homemaker during her early years in Canada and later, after the children had left the nest, a committed Government employee. In retirement she was the tireless hostess at the family cottage at Lac Simon in Quebec, entertaining friends and family on countless memorable weekends and holidays. As her age advanced she and her husband Willem relocated to the Okanagan to take advantage of the milder weather and the proximity of family. Jopie created an enriched life for her family and was appreciated by all who met her.

Jopie is survived by her husband Willem, sister Carla Scheuerman, brothers Dik and Max Lageveen of The Netherlands, daughter Astrid Norquay (Doug, deceased) of Arundel Quebec, son Rob Ladan (Lorraine) of Vernon, daughter Ingrid Ladan (Tom) of Toronto, Ontario, daughter Esther Ladan of Sydney, Australia and son Eric Ladan of Surrey.

She is also survived by her seven grandchildren; Alana, Pamela (Tim) and Jesse of Montreal, Quebec, Lorena (Andrew) of Vernon, Natalie of Toronto, Ontario, Dylan (Kayla) of Port Coquitlam and Jessica of Surrey as well as her 3 great grand children; Ella, Ally and Kate of Vernon.

Jopie was cremated on November 18th in Armstrong BC and this summer, a family celebration of her life will be held at Lac Simon where she spent so many happy years.

You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary @ www.MyAlternatives.ca .

Arrangements entrusted to


Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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