Aaltje Smit

Alice Smit

Tuesday, July 19th, 1949 - Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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In God’s infinite wisdom, after succumbing to the effects of a stroke, He called to Himself one of His beloved children, Aaltje ‘Alice’ Smit. Cherished wife of the late James Smit. Loving mother of Judy (Dave) Vandersleen, Natalie (Dave) Koning, Roger (Jodi) Smit, Christy (Dan) Kikkert, late Michelle (1989), Melissa (Brent) Miedema. Loving grandmother of 24 grandchildren – Jonathan, Daniel, Joel, Sarah, Hannah, Thomas, Lucas Vandersleen, Meaghan, Jakob, Ethan, Abigail Koning, Reuben, Keziah Smit, Sydney, Aaron, Aiden, Ava, Claire Kikkert, Justin, Analies, Evan, Lincoln, Piper, Faith Miedema. Dear Sister of Tjalke (Willy) De Roos, Antje (late Jella) Mulder, Willem (late Lenie) De Roos, late Leendert (Sien) De Roos, Frans (Elfie) De Roos, Andries (Helen) De Roos. Friends are invited to call at Wellandport United Reformed Church, 74082 Wellandport Road, Wellandport on Monday, January 20, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Funeral service will be held at Wellandport URC on Tuesday, January 21 at 11:30 am. If desired, donations to the Beacon Home, Dunnville (cheques payable to "Anchor Association" mentioning "Beacon Home on memo line) would be appreciated by the family. A special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff from 7 West in the Hamilton General Hospital. Friends are invited to send condolences and sign the Book of Memories at Arrangements entrusted to BALLARD MINOR FUNERAL HOME, Dunnville (905-774-7277)
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 20th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Monday, January 20th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Wellandport United Reformed Church
    74082 Wellandport Road
    Wellandport, Ontario
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  • Second Visitation

    Monday, January 20th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, January 20th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wellandport United Reformed Church
    74082 Wellandport Road
    Wellandport, Ontario
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  • Service

    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 | 11:30am
    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 11:30am
    Wellandport United Reformed Church
    74082 Wellandport Road
    Wellandport, Ontario
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  • Reception

    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    Wellandport United Reformed Church
    74082 Wellandport Road
    Wellandport, Ontario
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Bev Klein

Posted at 12:44am
To a cherished aunt, I send my deepest sympathy to the family. My prayers remain with you all. Love neice Bev Klein (nee Mulder) and family.

Ann Degroot

Posted at 11:30pm
Dear family
On behalf of our families (cousins) and my mom Betty Veenbaas (Alice’s aunt) we want to wish our deepest sympathies to the families.
I know both your parents were so proud of you all! Such a big wonderful family.
To lose both parents in such a short time is unimaginable.
May our Lord wrap His arms around you all and give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Calvin and Jeanette Veld

Posted at 09:27pm
Condolences with the sudden passing of your mother and grandmother. May the Lord surround you during this difficult time and may His love comfort and sustain you in the days, weeks and moths ahead. We will continue to lift your family up in prayers.

Joyce Stigter

Posted at 01:54pm
My Aunt Alice has a very special place in my heart. She was the only sister to my Mom, Anne Mulder, and the youngest child of the DeRoos family. Mom is 19 years older than Aunt Alice, and even though she is now almost 90 years old, she vividly remembers what a cute baby Alice was. As you can see from this picture, they shared a sweet sisterly bond - and beautiful, curly hair!
Mom had some lovely times with baby sister Alice, but left for Canada when Alice was only 2 years old. Many years later, Aunt Alice made the decision to make the move to Canada as well. I remember this time, because she lived with us for a short while. I was about 10 years old, tall for my age, awkward - you know what I mean. I really looked up to this lovely, tall, elegantly dressed single Aunt from Holland who spoke such good English. I remember for one birthday in my tween years, she gave me a transistor radio! The batteries didn't last long on that thing, but her 'cool Aunt' status was rock solid. She epitomized the 1970's kind of free and independent woman, with a twist: she was a woman of deep faith in God. She knew where her help came from.
She helped Mom at home with us two young girls, worked alongside my Mom cleaning houses, and dug right into her new country and culture. It was not long at all before she found employment in Toronto, working in the same office as my cousin Ann (Haan). She moved to Whitby to live with Ann's family so after that, I didn't see her as often. Mom remembers how proud she was to be able to make her first big purchase in Canada - a new car! It was symbolic of her hard work and success.
More important to her was the next big news: she had met a wonderful man, and they would be married! Our whole family was so excited! Meeting Uncle Jim and seeing how happy they were together was just the best! These two lovely people were such a blessing to our family. They opened their home to me when I was an Education student completing my teaching practicum in St. Thomas. They were there for us as a family when we experienced challenges. For years and years and years (pretty much until the launch of Facebook), Aunt Alice would faithfully send me birthday cards and Christmas greetings. That simple, kind gesture made me feel like we were still connected after I moved out to Alberta.
Life is short.
To Judy, Christy, Natalie, Roger and Melissa and their families - we see your parents in you. We see your Heavenly Father in you. We are thankful for your Godly heritage and the legacy that you are passing on to your own children.
We love you and continue to pray for God's grace for you all.

"38 For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things [a]impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers,

39 Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

Joyce Stigter Posted at 02:18pm

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Theo Afman

Posted at 05:12pm
My deepest condolences with the lose of Alice

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