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Marieke was born in the Netherlands on April 9, 1972. When she was almost three years old, we emigrated to Canada.
She grew up on a dairy farm, with her brothers and sister. She loved the country life. After finishing High School, she went to College, to study landscaping and floral design. She loved working with flowers, making beautiful flower arrangements.
She always had a lot of wonderful friends, whom she would take home.
She took organ lessons and later on vocal lessons and loved to sing for people, on special occasions and sometimes as a soloist with her dad’s male choir.
She was a very gentle and caring person who touched so many lives, with her beautiful smile and zest for life. She lived her short life to the fullest.
We miss her very much.
We are comforted by knowing that through her gift of organs and tissue, other people can live.
Always in our heart, Dear Marieke.