deRuiter, Josina (Joyce)
December 14, 1928 – May 14, 2010
Joyce passed away into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior,
Jesus Christ, surrounded by her family and close friends. Joyce
was born in Rysoord, Holland. As a young lady, she was trained
as a seamstress, a skill which she utilized throughout her life. In
August of 1951, Joyce, with her late husband, Hank denEngelsen,
immigrated to Pilot Mount, Manitoba. They later moved to central
Alberta where they raised their fi ve children. In 1977, Joyce and
her family moved to Vernon and enjoyed the sunny Okanagan. In
1993, Joyce met and married Albert deRuiter. They had many
wonderful years together; traveling around the world and spending leisurely days
golfi ng and visiting children and grandchildren. Joyce was predeceased by her fi rst
husband, Hendrik denEngelsen, brother Art, sister Marie, and her parents. She will be
sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband, Albert deRuiter, her children
and grandchildren: Hank denEngelsen and his children, Joel denEngelsen (Chisato)
and Julie denEngelsen (Spence), John denEngelsen and wife, Lori, and their children,
Timothy, Joshua and Hannah, Deanna Schmidt and husband, Ulrich, and their children,
Samantha and Hayden, Linda Kjarsgaard and husband, Eric, and their children, Owen
and Dylan, Judy Hendry and children, Eric and Sarah; step-children: the late, Shirley-
Ann Groot, and son, Brent, and great-grandchild, Logan, Mark deRuiter (JoAnne) and
son, Nicholas, extended family and many dear friends.
A private family Graveside Service will be held in the Coldstream Cemetery, followed
by a Celebration of Life Service on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. in the
Easthill Community Church, 3605-12th Street, Vernon, BC.
In lieu of fl owers, donations would be gratefully accepted by the Parkinson Society
or Michael J. Fox Foundation.
The family extends a sincere “Thank You” to friends for all their thoughts and prayers.
Special thanks to Dr. Dyck and all the staff at Creekside Landing.
Arrangements have been entrusted to:
PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME
Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com