Cornelia “Corry” Vis

January 26, 2020
Cornelia (Corry) Vis passed away in Port Alberni on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at the age of 91 years.
Predeceased by her husband Antonius (Tony) Vis, brothers and sisters in the Netherlands,and step-son Ed Vis, (Jean).
Survived by her sisters Inneke and Leis; children Dora Mould (Stew), Rita Henri (Joe), Ben Veenkamp (Carol), Bob Veenkamp (Alwina), Joanne deWaal (Brian), Derek Veenkamp (Beth); Step-son Corrie Vis (Jacqueline); grandchildren, Sheri (Colin), Edward (Nicole), Brad (Lisa), Tasia (Geoff), Lanie (Steven), Sarina (Chris), Joey (Jordie), Clara, Ava, Marty (Ebony), Kimberly (Tom), Nicole (Tim), Kevin (Christy), Kyle and numerous great grandchildren.
Corry came to Canada from the Netherlands in 1952 and arrived in the Alberni Valley in 1960 from the mainland. She spent the first years in the Valley being a homemaker and raising her family on her own as well as being involved in the 1st Baptist Church. She was resourceful and skilled as a seamstress – something she learned while growing up in Holland. Although she did not know much English she was able to make her own way and was known as being a wonderful baker of Dutch pastries.
Corry went back to school and completed the Long Term Care Aid program in 1980. She gained employment with the Port Alberni Home Support Association, and assisted the elderly with home care.
Corry met Tony and they were married in 1983. She retired from Home Support after twelve years of service. During retirement years she enjoyed travel with her husband and they were active members of the Europa Club. Corry enjoyed many get-togethers with family and friends.
Corry was always active even in her later years where she was a member of a local walking club until dementia started to curtail her activities.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Corry’s memory to the Dementia society 20 Eglinton Avenue West, 16th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4R 1K8.


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