“By day the Lord directs His love, at night His song is with me – a prayer to the God of my life.” Psalm 42:8
It is with deep sadness we announce that our dearest Mother and Oma, Nell Ouwerkerk (nee van Waardhuizen) passed away peacefully and was taken to be with the Lord on March 20, 2022 at the age of 89 years. She had a beautiful heart and was a loving caregiver and dear friend to many people all her life, most recently at Bethesda Care Home where she lived.
Nell will be greatly missed by her children, Hetty Jo Schultz, Joanne Grace, Sharon Ouwerkerk, Pete (Melanie) Ouwerkerk, Richard Ouwerkerk, and daughter-in-law Karen Ouwerkerk; precious Oma to Kelly (Sarah) Norgard, Cassie (Cale) McLean, Ian Ouwerkerk, Graham (Kaitlin) Ouwerkerk, Makenzie (Brandon) Schultz, Dustin (Alyssa) Ouwerkerk; and loving Great-Oma to Grayson, Owen, Easton, and Mason.
She is survived by her brothers and sisters, Bill van Waardhuizen (Harriet-dec.), Dan (Helen) van Waardhuizen, Corry (Jake-dec.) Aleman, and Mary (Harm-dec.) DeMooy; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack deKoning, Joan van Waardhuizen, Tony Ouwerkerk, Irene Hollander, Cor Ouwerkerk, and Alice Ouwerkerk, as well as numerous nieces and nephews whom she enjoyed very much.
Nell was predeceased by her beloved husband Bill Ouwerkerk, cherished son Brian Ouwerkerk, sister Henny deKoning, brother Pete van Waardhuizen, her dearest friend Jacoba Franken, and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law.
A Condolence Service will be held 7:00 – 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 – 5th Avenue, Fort Macleod, AB.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation Church in Fort Macleod, 2608 – 7th Avenue, on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in Fort Macleod.
Nell’s family would like to give a very special thank you to Daniel Arnoldussen and all of the Staff at Bethesda Care Home for the loving care and kindness given to our Mom over the years. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bethesda Care Home, P.O. Box 1096, Picture Butte, AB, TOK 1VO