PLOMP WillemkePosted: January 15th, 2014
WILLEMKE “WILLIE” PLOMP (nee Hofstee) went home peacefully into the loving arms of the Lord on Sunday, January 12, 2014. Willie was born October 28th, 1930 near Pearce, Alberta. She attended both Longbottom and Coalhurst School. Willie married William J. Plomp on April 14, 1949 and they resided in the Monarch area, then later, various residences in Lethbridge. They were blessed with 6 children. Over the years, she worked at St. Michaels Hospital, Horne & Pitfield, CIP Midwest, Gulf Self-Service Gas Bar, and then retired from The University of Lethbridge Phys. Ed. Dept. Willie was a loyal member of Ladies Auxiliary, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 2100, as well as the Nobleford Oldtimers. She was an avid sports enthusiast her entire life and loved her family dearly. Willie is survived by her children; Linda (George -deceased) Waselenak, Gay (Allan) Higginson, John (Isabelle) Plomp, and Sheila (Lauren) Vander Woude. She will also be greatly missed by her 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; Tammy (Jim) Fitzpatrick-Easton and Rhett; Chad (Sarah) Thompson-Brayson; Jason (Kandy) Waselenak – Samantha; Derek Waselenak; Tanya (Michel) Waselenak; Carina Waselenak; Lindyl (Peter) Pankonin – Richelle (Pete), Jeff and Jayson; Lorne Higginson; Christopher (Michelle) Higginson – Dillon, Carter, Jessica, Kyran, Haley and Laura; Carey (Nadia) Malacko; Brad (Kelly) Malacko – Gracie and Emma; Broc (Stephanie) Higginson – Kale and Brinley; Tara (Rob) Slavich – Paige and Kayla; Nicole (Ben) Swen – William; Allissa Plomp; Kailie (Neil) Plomp; Raegan Plomp; Dustin (Amber) Vander Woude – Dominic and Draven; Jordan (Chelsea) Vander Woude; Mackenzie (Joshua) Swaok – Elliot. She is also remembered by her sisters and their families; Anna Velne, Liz Hunter, Patricia (Frank) Popson as well as sister-in-law Nellie Plomp and her family. Willie was predeceased by her husband Bill, daughters Wendy and Teresa, granddaughter Samantha Malacko, her parents Harmana and Egbert Hofstee, stepfather William Hunter, brothers Garret and Klaas, son-in-law George, and brothers-in-law Jack Plomp and Ollie Velne. A very special THANK YOU to Uncle Bill Plomp, Dr. Ireland, and all the staff at Edith Cavell and St. Michaels Palliative Care Centre. Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME LTD., 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Friday, January 17, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with a Tribute by The Eagles at 7:00 P.M. A Graveside Service will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 9:30 A.M. A Memorial Service will be held at THE RIVER OF LIFE CHURCH, 2820-18 Ave. North, Lethbridge, AB. on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations in Willies memory may be made to Bridges of Hope, P.O. Box 81 Stn. Main, Lethbridge, AB. T1Y 3Y3, or a charity of your choice.