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      Congratulations to Aaron Wunderlich and Lorrie Driessen on their wedding July 11, 2020. Aaron is the son of John and Janice Wunderlich of Deroche and Lorrie is the daughter of Fred and Rose Driessen of Driessen Farms in Deroche. The true star of the day was their son Douglas. The wedding was a small intimate ‘family and friends’ wedding at Driessen Farms. After a honeymoon in Pender Harbour, Aaron continues to work for Dorman Logging and Lorrie is a stay at home mom to Douglas at their home in Harrison Mills.
Chris and Melanie Dewitt of Goldenset Holsteins in Sicamous are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter Bianca. Travis and Bianca Colonna held their small wedding on the family farm on July 25th. Travis is the son of Bob and Mary Ellen Colonna of Salmon Arm. Bianca and Travis own a small acreage between Enderby and Salmon Arm. They enjoy the rural life, living with their two husky-labs (Duke and Bella). During the beginning of Covid shutdowns, the couple decided to establish a small egg operation (25 laying hens). While chickens are a lot different than dairy, Bianca is enjoying a small taste of farming.
Bianca is a CPA, working as an accountant at the City of Salmon Arm. Travis is an equipment operator, specializing in bridge and road construction. Travis’ part-time job is the long list of projects Bianca makes for him... like building her a chicken coop!
Congratulations to Kyle and Charissa Bremer on their marriage September 12, 2020. Kyle is the son of Henry and Henrietta Bremer of Cliffview Dairy Ltd., Enderby and Charissa is the daughter of Terry and Ruth Ratzlaff of Salmon Arm. The wedding ceremony was held on the farm property and the reception in the hay shed of Kyle’s grandparents, August and Alice Bremer. Kyle continues to work on the family farm and Charissa at Raceway Barber in Salmon Arm.
Mark Procee and Rachel Gietema were married on July 18, 2020 surrounded by close friends and family at the Gietema’s farm in Abbotsford. Rachel is the daughter of Harvey and Brigitte Gietema of Whatcom Acres Farm, and Mark is the son of Gerald and Kelly Procee of GD Repair, Abbotsford. For their honeymoon, the couple took a short trip to Vancouver Island. Rachel is currently working on her parents’ farm while also going to UFV to become a teacher, and Mark runs his own excavation company, Procee Contracting.
   Therese Mary Janssen (nee Schellekens)
September 2, 1933 - October 26, 2020
(Kelsey), as
well as eleven
grandchildren and their families including twelve great grandchildren. Therese is also survived by her two brothers: Andy (Ann) and Marcel; sister Catherine; sister in law Clasina; along with many nieces and nephews in Canada and the Netherlands.
Following a cancer diagnosis six months ago, Therese chose to stay in her own home with the support of her children. She enjoyed that so many of her friends, neighbours and relatives reached out to her in these last few months whether through phone calls, cards, emails or socially distanced visits. Therese passed away peacefully in her home.
 Therese was born in Vught, The Netherlands,
one of thirteen children. She immigrated to
Canada as a young 17-year old, settling in
Winnipeg with her older brother Anthony until
more of her family came from the Netherlands. (Ben Cuthbert), Shetrainedandworkedasalabtechnician.Sheand William metJohnattheDutchClubinWinnipegandthey
married in 1955. They lived in the Winnipeg area with their five children until 1964, then moved west to Richmond, BC. In 1971, Therese and John started their first dairy farm in Aldergrove. By 1977 they moved and expanded Limbrant Holsteins to the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, farming there for over thirty years. The entire family was active in 4-H and Holstein Club activities. She continued to volunteer and enjoy the friendships around the VI Holstein Club for many years.
Therese was predeceased by her husband John (2007), and by her grandsons: Cory and Patrick. She was predeceased by her brothers: Adrian, Harry, Peter, Vincent, and Anthony; and her sisters: Annie, Ellie, Ine and Marianne.
Therese is survived by her five children: Robert
(Irene), Rosemarie (Kerry Riedlinger), Yvonne (Heinz Roemer), Suzanne
 Theodora Hendrika VanJaarsveld July 17, 1935 – October 22, 2020
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of their beloved Dora VanJaarsveld (nee Kasbergen). She was 85 years old.
Dora was born in Snelrewaard, The Netherlands, one of 13 children. Dora immigrated to Canada in 1958 with her husband, Gerry. They settled in Duncan and began their life together as dairy farmers. Working side by side, Gerry and Dora established a strong reputation of excellence in dairying with their Hiddenluck Holsteins, known for both exceptional type and many production awards. Aside from her duties on the farm, she was also very active in the community. She was involved in the Cowichan 4-H Holstein Club for many years and held a number of executive positions. She was a volunteer for
Meals on Wheels for 20 years and began working at The Loom in her mid- fifties where she worked for over 20 years. You would often find Dora selling her knitting creations at the annual Christmas Chaos in Duncan.
Dora and Gerry were the perfect team when it came to all things farming, business, and family related. Dora is remembered for her undeniable devotion to her family, her calm and gentle demeanor, her willingness to always help others, and her ability to light up the room with her laughter. Dora is predeceased by her husband Gerry. She is survived by her six children, Cornell (Teresa), Jerry (Lynn), Jolanda (Ken), Ron (Sue), Margo (Randy), Brenda (Daron), 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
A special thank you to all the staff at Nanaimo Memory and Complex Care who took excellent care of her for the past 2 years. She was loved by all the staff and left a lasting impression. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she will be deeply missed.
A private funeral was held at St. Edwards Parish on Saturday, October 31.
Phone: 604-855-1240
(Winter 2021 Issue in mail: February 16, 2021)
  Rick Tilitzky
Manager Business Development 604-855-5312
Chad Macmillan
Specialized Investment and Retirement Planner 604-626-7354

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