Elisabeth Van Deemter

15-Jul-1935 - 04-Feb-2021

Obituary Overview

Elisabeth Van Deemter (nee Van Dalen)


Passed away February 4 at 11:40 am in her 86th year. She fought a brave battle from testing positive from Covid-19 two months ago. Oma was proudest of her grandchildren Everdawn (predeceased), Tiffany (Wes, son Max), Paul, Matthew (Laura), Joshua, Kyle (Joyce), Lani, Joseph, Jennifer,  Chris, Corey and last but never least Victoria. She was exceptionally proud of her great grandchildren Charlie and Orla Van Deemter and Ella Spiteri. Unfortunately because of an outbreak at Holland Christian Homes, the family couldn’t be close and hold her near, but her daughter Rita and grandson Paul were with her looking on through the window of her room. We were able to see her very closely and guide her through her journey. All her favourite nurses were present and kept watch over her. She knew she was surrounded by love and knew she wasn’t alone, which she always feared. Very special thank you to the staff at Holland Christian Homes,
especially to the activity coordinator Danja Memelli. She was able to be with mom and give her the physical touch that my mom yearned, with us nearby listening. We are so very grateful for such a gentle soul to be with her. She
will be greatly missed by daughter Alice Van Deemter, son Rob Van Deemter, son Hank Van Deemter (Debi) and daughter Rita Spiteri (Dale). Dear sister to her brother Anton Van Dalen, sister Henny Van Dalen (Andries), brother Leen Van Dalen (Helen), predeceased by her brother Pieter Van Dalen and missed by her many nieces and nephews. We will miss our dear mother, we are thankful for all the memories she has left with us and comforted knowing she is exactly where she has wanted to be for a very long time. She wrote letters to each of her children that are to be read after her passing and the last line is “And now I have entered the pearly gates with a perfect body, no more aches, no more pain. What more could anyone ask for??!!!”
In light of the current global pandemic with the present restrictions placed on group gatherings by the government, attendance at the funeral home, and cemetery has been restricted to a maximum capacity of 10
people. As a result, the visitation, service and interment will be by invitation only. For the health and well-being of everyone, we respectfully request that attendees at the funeral home, and cemetery comply with current by-laws by observing social and physical distancing and wearing masks. Your understanding, condolences and continued support are very much appreciated during this very difficult time. All are encouraged to share words of comfort, stories and photos with the family using the links above. To view the Live Stream service for the Late Ms. Elisabeth Van Deemter please copy and paste the link below and enter it into your browser.

http://www.livememorialservices.com/Home/ServiceDetail/10545
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Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Anita Lee | 20-Feb-2021


Dear Van Deemter's, Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. It was truly a pleasure to have gotten to know Betty and your family. Remember when we got to know each other? It was way back in the 80’s. Thanks to Betty’s warm hospitality I was able to carry on when Doris was in the hospital. And when Amy came for her studies, Betty was so kind to offer a room in her home for Amy to stay for her first year over. Wow, that was so long ago. Betty will be missed dearly and she will stay ageless in the memories of those who loved her. We are sending you love and comfort during this difficult time. May God comfort you and your family. With warm thoughts and care, The Lee’s

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Posted by Diane and herman Praamsma | 09-Feb-2021


Dear Family - Diane and I got to know Betty way back in the early 70's, and have many fond memories of the creative and active person she was. We can recall to well the time we went to the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford and sang Dutch hymns and psalms in the car all the way home! I also recall vividly the car accident Betty and I were in - on the way to church mid-week for a Bible Study of all things! Betty's creative side would come out in the way she could compose memory books, complete with pictures and text - like the one made for our farewell from Rehoboth church in 1979. We wish you all much comfort and strength during this difficult time. Betty was a child of her Father in heaven, may her memory be a blessing.

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