Wynanda (Wyna) Margaretha Uyl

The family of Wynanda (Wyna) Margaretha Uyl

are saddened to announce the death of our beautiful and beloved mother, grandmother and Oma on October 28th, 2014. Wyna was born in Boskoop, Holland on June 23rd, 1920 and was one of eight children. Wyna was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband, Nick, in 1999.

Wyna had two overriding passions in her life – her first was always her family. She was always delighted to see each one of us, no matter for how short a visit, or to go with us wherever we were heading. Her life is celebrated by her five daughters, Rita (Fred) Wernicke, Margaret (Morris) Wernicke, Hetty Massey, Diny Kronbauer and Joyce (Peter) Anderson; her nine grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and two sisters in Holland along with countless nieces and nephews.

In 1952, she and Nick immigrated to Vernon where she lived until her death. Together, they built their gardening and nursery business, Okanagan Gardens Ltd, allowing them both to follow their shared passion for flowers, plants, trees and gardens.

We would like to thank Dr. Murphy and the nursing staff at Vernon Jubilee Hospital for their excellent care and support during the last months of her life.

Cremation is entrusted to the Vernon Funeral Home. A private gathering to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.

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