DE JONG FlorencePosted: January 4th, 2013
FLORENCE DE JONG (nee Wielinga), dearly loved wife of Fred De Jong, of Lethbridge, AB, went to be with her heavenly Father on December 22, 2012 at the age of 80 years. She was able to celebrate her 60th wedding anniversary on December 6 with her husband, children and grandchildren, singing her favorite hymns. She died peacefully two weeks later. Florence suffered with severe memory loss for 22 years as a result of contracting encephalitis. Her loved ones take comfort and hope in the sure knowledge she now rests in the arms of Jesus.
Florence’s husband Fred, her children, Greta and Rudy de Groot, Robert and Diane De Jong, Richard and Carrie De Jong, Norman De Jong and Alexis Motyka, ten grandchildren, ten great- grandchildren, and eight siblings will live with the memories of God’s grace shining through her joy and pain.
Florence was born in Wyckel, Friesland, the Netherlands, on June 19, 1932 to Jake and Grace Wielinga. The Wielinga family immigrated to Canada in 1948 and settled in Raymond, Alberta. Florence stole the heart of Fred and they married in 1952. Fred and Florence raised their four children in the Christian community in Lethbridge. Their faithful love was evident throughout their life’s journey. Fred’s commitment to Florence over the last 22 difficult years will always stand as a testimony of love to their family and friends.
We would like to thank friends and family for their support of Fred and Florence. We are also grateful for the care given her by the staff of Edith Cavell.
A Memorial Service for Florence will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd. West Lethbridge.
We do not grieve as those who have no hope, and we praise God that Florence is now resting in the Lord.
Memorial tributes may be made to the Bibles for Missions Thrift Store, 1004 1 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0B1.
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