Willempje Koersen-Zwakenberg, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away suddenly at her Deep Creek home on Saturday, June 12, 2004. She will be lovingly remembered by sons John(Susan) of Armstrong, Henry (Kathy) of Enderby, and Ben(Sue) of Taber, AB; daughters Sina (Brian) of Pouce Coupe, and Wilma (Gerry) of Grande Prairie, AB; daughter-in-law Liz (Scott) of Kelowna; grandchildren Robert, Kirsten, Brookelyn, Tessa, Katrina, Tricia, Steven, Joanna, Erica, Katelyn, Kristina, Aleesha, and Michelle; brother Gerrit of the Netherlands; extended family and friends. She was predeceased by husband Willem, son William, and grandson Michael. Willempje was born in the Netherlands on July 17, 1923. She married Willem Koersen January 31, 1952 and immigrated to Keremeos a month later. In 1957 the family moved to Deep Creek where Willempje resided until her passing. Her focus in life was her family. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 18, 2004 at Zion United Church, Armstrong. Reverend Lorraine Powell officiating. Interment to follow at the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolence messages for the family may be emailed to pafarmstrong@canada.com. Arrangements in the care of PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, Armstrong, 546-7237.

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