Jannetje Besselink

Obituary of Jannetje Besselink

BESSELINK, JANNY (1934-2019)

It is with great sorrow that the family of Janny Besselink announces her passing on May 24, 2019. She was in her 84th year. Janny was a vivacious and energetic lady who arrived from Holland with her husband Leo in 1958. She attended Maranatha Reformed Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir and volunteering with various church groups. She also enjoyed her time singing with the Port Colborne Choral and Fort Erie Choir. Janny had a strong sense of community and was active as a volunteer in the school system, with Open Arms Mission, and with Special Olympics as a swim coach. She enjoyed spending time sailing on Lake Erie with her family, gardening, knitting and especially taking long walks on the beach with their dog.  She is lovingly remembered by husband Leo, son Neill, daughter Marisa (Martin Strban) and grandchildren Sarah and Michael. Janny is also survived by family in Holland including her brother Bert (Cobi) and cousin Reinoud.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to the staff of the ICU and Cardiac Units of Hamilton General Hospital as well as to extended family and friends for their loving support.

As per her wishes, cremation has taken place with arrangements entrusted to the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Port Colborne Special Olympics.

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