March 17, 2019
With heavy hearts the Colyn family said goodbye to its matriarch, Alice, on Sunday, March 17th.
Alice was born in Friesland in 1936 and came to Canada where she and her husband, Willem, established Colyn’s Nursery in 1960 and proudly watched the business grow throughout the years. Alice passed peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was the source of incredible love, support, positivity and faith in Christ that extended through generations.
Predeceased by her husband Willem Colyn, sister Marian Imlach, brothers Gerry Vanderhoek, Ted Vanderhoek. She is survived by her sister, Jane Devries, and brother, Bill Vanderhoek, her children (Jake, John, Willem, Anthony, Allan, Aliza, Corrie, Darren and Henk) and their spouses, as well as her 30 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Service will take place on March 22nd at 1 pm at the Christian Reformed Church. Tea and fellowship to follow at the House of Gathering at 5500 Ahahswinis Drive.