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April 3, 1932 – January 13, 2016

“Miss You Mom”

Like a butterfly in flight

You drifted to paradise

A journey to the rainbow’s end

Leaving broken hearts to mend

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Margaret Jess Van der Veen. Margaret was born in Fort William, Ontario and passed away peacefully in Vernon, British Columbia. In her younger days, Nana was an avid curler who also spent a tremendous amount of time golfing, bowling, knitting and gardening. Margaret and her husband Pieter founded the Talbot Arm Motel which grew into a thriving business now operational for over 50 years. Margaret was a proprietor for the Talbot Arm Motel in which she took on the duties of cooking, cleaning, pumping gas, doing books, you name it; she could do it. During her lifetime Nana was a member of the Royal Purple and the Lion’s Club. Margaret is predeceased by her husband of 58 years Pieter Van der Veen and is survived by her sisters Diane Olynyk, Charlotte Tetreault and Helen Hindmarsh, sister-in-law Addie Jackson, son Garry Van der Veen (Sandra Armstrong) and daughter Karen Van der Veen-McNabb (Bob McNabb). Her memory will be cherished by her granddaughters Sharla Zandvliet, Riana Temple-Morrison (John Morrison) and Shelbree Schieder; grandsons Bronc Van der Veen (Laura Van der Veen) and Chance Temple (Karen Jahraus); great grandchildren Dana Tremblay, Candace Tremblay, Gabrielle Schnieder, Hannah Zandvliet, Stella Zandvliet, Garrin Schnieder and Lukas Temple. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so, may make a donation in Margaret’s memory to the Vernon Hospice House (3506 27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4). You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary @ Cremation arrangements entrusted to: ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES ® Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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