We regret to announce the passing of Johanna in Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Friday, October 16th, 2009 at the age of 88 years.
Johanna is survived by her loving husband, Adri, of 58 years; three sons: Martin (Wendy), John (Barb) all of Vernon, and Michael (Cindy) of Falkland; one daughter, Cathy (Bill) Gray of Richmond; eight grandchildren: Brodie, Darren, Kirby, Dylan, Keaton, Kevin, Karlee (Franz) Posch, and Kurtis; three brothers: Harry Kerkof of Ontario, Jan (Bets) Kerkhof, and Pete (Annie) Kerkhof, all of Holland; one sister, Sjaan (Martin) Van de Leest of Vernon, numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
The Funeral Service will be held at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church on Friday, October 23rd, 2009 at 11:00 a.m with The Reverend Father Dale Normandeau, Celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Nicholas Cemetery. Following the interment, family and friends will gather back at the church for a reception.
In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Johanna may do so to the BC Cancer Society, 104, 3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S1.