Big Sky Nauticat sailboat on water
Con and his mom

October 16, 2014

With heavy hearts we said, "Good bye" to Con's mom who died peacefully in the hospital October 10th. "Nomie" or "Ma" as she was best known lived to the healthy age of 98.5 and lived independently all but the last few days.


She is remembered for her infectious happiness and total contentment in life. Her greatest joy was watching her six children; nine grand children; and nine great grand children growing up. Nomie lived through nearly 100 years of world history sharing incredible tid bits from time to time. When her Canadian grandchildren were born, she decided she better learn English to best communicate with them, and did really well. For that I was always grateful, since my Dutch is very basic.

She lived well and was loved.


Con left Canada immediately for The Netherlands last Friday upon hearing of her failing health, but sadly she died while he was boarding his flight. I remained in Canada to be with Lindsey and Les to help with our newest grand baby, Katelyn Irene, born September 11, 2014. Tuesday, I'll fly to The Netherlands to be with Con and family.

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