Myntje Harbers, a resident of Dundas Manor for the past 16 months, entered into the rest of her Lord on Sat., March 15, 2014. She was 82.
Myntje was born in Abcoude, Holland on Jan. 28, 1932 to her parents, Gysbertus and Wyntje Voorneveld (nee De Jong). She immigrated to Canadain May of 1952. She married Bill (William) Harbers on Aug. 6, 1955. Together, they raised a family of six children. They operated a dairy farm in Glen Stewart during their working years and retired in 1989. They spent much of their time dedicated to raising their family in a Christian environment with church and school a priority.
Myntje loved gardening, whether it was to feed their family or to beautify their yard. She enjoyed family gatherings, playing games, quilting, and other handcrafts.
With the onset of Alzheimer’s, it was difficult for Myntje to stay at home, but she adjusted to life at Dundas Manor very well.
She is survived by her husband, Bill, her children, Willy of Ottawa, Wilma Tibben (Bill) of Brinston, Alice Schuler (Hans) of Chesterville, Betty Dentz (Paul) of Iroquois, Albert (Linda) of Brinston, and Brian (Joy) of Williamsburg; her siblings, Gys (Nell), Dirk (Meta), Gerrit (Anneke), Nico, Jacob, Wyntje Haagmans, and Johanna DeHeer, all of Holland; and her sisters-in-law, Cor Voorneveld of Holland and Yvonne Voorneveld of Brockville. She was predeceased by her brothers, James, Jan, and John Voorneveld. Myntje will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Heidi Tibben, Marcia Siggelkow (Ry), Glen Tibben (Robyn), Daniel Schuler (Sharon), Erin Van Gilst (Tim), Emily Geertsema (Martin), Sally-Jane Dentz, Jenny Rijke (Brian), Robert Harbers (Loraine), Andrew Harbers (Emma), Eric Harbers, James Harbers, Corrin Harbers, Matthew Harbers, Sherry-Lynn Harbers; and great-grandchildren, Owen, Aleida, and Wendy Siggelkow, Sam, Savanna, and Emma Schuler, Allison Van Gilst, Maria, Nicole, and Lauren Geertsema, and Gideon Harbers. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Community Christian Reformed Church in Dixons Corners on Mon., March 17 and on Tues., March 18 from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am, which was conducted by Rev. Clarence Witten. Interment followed at New Union Cemetery, Williamsburg. The pallbearers were grandchildren Daniel Schuler, Heidi Tibben, Sally-Jane Dentz, Rob Harbers, Sherry-Lynn Harbers, and Corrin Harbers.
Donations to Timothy Christian School or the Dundas Manor Activity Fund would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
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