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Catharina Hoekstra



Catharina passed away peacefully on January 1, 2018 at the age of 96 years with family by her side.

One of eight children, she was predeceased by her husband, Nicolaas in 2013, a granddaughter in 1988, and a son-in-law in 2015.

She is survived by her children, Lucy, Otto (Susan) and John (Liesbeth); thirteen grandchildren, and one brother, Joe.

After the end of WW2 she left Holland to work for several years in Indonesia as a dental assistant to her brother. While there she contracted polio and had to return home to The Netherlands. Following a year and a half of rehabilitation, where she learned to walk again, she came to Canada and eventually ended up working in Edmonton where she met her husband, Nicolaas. Catharina was an exceptional seamstress and worked out of her home sewing for others, as well as her family. She could always be found baking and singing in the kitchen, tending her African violets or lending an ear to one of her children. Catharina will always be remembered as a loving and supportive mother and a kind and gracious friend.

In Loving Memory of
Catharina Hoekstra
(Maiden: Van Stekelenberg)
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Funeral Service:
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Monday, January 8, 2018
2:00 PM
St. Albert Chapel
9 Muir Drive
St. Albert, AB
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Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum
14611 Mark Messier Trail
Edmonton, AB
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