Posted: August 24th, 2018


KRINA PIETERNELLA “NELLIE” TOETERS, went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.Besides her loving and devoted husband of 48 years, Gerard, she is remembered by her children, Florence (Paul) Bouwkamp and their son Steve; and daughter Virginia (Clinton) Polec and their children, Scott and Abby; and son Marcel (Bernita) Toeters and their children, Kadin, Kyle, Kamryn and Kody; as well as her sisters, brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.Nellie was predeceased by her daughter, Betty Ann as well as her parents, Floris and Martina Van Westenbrugge.Mom was born in Holland on September 25, 1946 and immigrated with her family to Canada in 1953. Mom met Dad and they were married on November 15, 1969. Mom’s greatest joy was her husband and family and she had a special bond with each of her children and grandchildren. She loved her 27 year career driving with Access-A-Ride and developed wonderful friendships with the many children and adult clients she drove. Mom also enjoyed volunteering to care for her “children” at Mommies & Me at church. Mom and Dad were able to enjoy a number of vacations over the last few years as well as camping and hiking together. She was always busy with her hands and could often be found in her craft room sewing, quilting, crocheting, scrapbooking and making handmade cards for each of our birthdays, special occasions and Christmas cards for friends and family. Mom also loved to bake and will be remembered for her boeterkoek, almond “stuff” and cherry cheesecake.We invite you to meet with our family for a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M.A Private Family Graveside Service will be followed by a Memorial Service at WESTMINSTER CHAPEL, 329-19th Street North, Lethbridge AB at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Ian Crooks officiating.In lieu of flowers, our family requests that donations in memory of Nellie be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, #200, 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 2P5.

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3 Condolences for “TOETER, Krina”

  1. Marilyn Ostercamp says:

    I am really sorry to hear of Nellie’s death she was a good person and will be missed by her family and friends.

  2. Marilyn Ostercamp says:

    I am really sorry to hear of Nellie’s death she was a good person and will be missed by her family and friends.

  3. Pat Stirton says:

    I’m so sorry , Gerard. Nellie was such a good, kind and caring person. For me she was a wonderful neighbor. She made the best coffee. And her baking was the best. This past year she was so brave. You and your family were blessed and she will be missed.

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