Lots of fine memories
Comfort our grieve
Forever away from us
but always in our heart
With pain in our heart, but grateful for al the good and happy years we spent with her we inform you that after a long battle, tired of fighting passed away my sweet wife, our dearly beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.
Translation of the poem on the candle:
That there may be light
Light in our hearts.
Light in our houses
We didn’t always know that mother was a strong woman
She has known a life with mounts, but also deep valleys.
We keep the memory to good but also worse times in our heart.
On May, 16th 2006 we heard that she had a terrible sickness.
She continued to fight to inevitable end.
At the end, on March 6th 2007 she walked her last road.
Joined by her oldest daughter she crossed the last bridge.
This is what happened:
Rita en Angelique both held one of mother’s hands,
While the others waited for the bridge
Rita started the last journey with mother and she spoke to Mamma:
“Come Mam, we’ll go together as promised.
Look how beautiful green the grass is and listen to the birds.
They sing for you, Mam
Look, the bird and the butterflies fly with us.
Can you hear the rest en quietness.
Can you sea the light we are walking to.
It is so quiet you can hear the little caterpillars crawl”
At the and Rita put Mam’s hand in God’s hand.
Then she passed away peacefully en she found the rest everyone granted her.
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We thank the staff of the Lange Land hospital, Zoetermeer
and the caring of Monuta uitvaartverzorging, who arranged the funeral.