Johanna Vossebelt

August 13, 1926 ~ February 7, 2020 (age 93)


It has pleased the Lord to take out of our midst our dearly beloved mother, grand, great and great-great grandmother Johanna Maria Vossebelt, beloved wife of the late Willem Vossebelt at Bethesda Care Home in Picture Butte on February 7, 2020 at the age of 93 years.

She was born and raised in The Netherlands, where she married Willem Vossebelt in 1948. They raised their family in Hoofddorp until 1967 when they immigrated to Iron Springs.  In 1972 the family moved to the farm north of Coaldale where she lived until May 2009, at which time she moved to the Bethesda Care Home where she was lovingly cared for until her passing.

Johanna is survived by her seven children and their spouses, John and Ann Vossebelt of Chin; Grada and Adrian de Wilde of Monarch; Bea and John Aleman of Coalhurst;  Marjoke and Rev. Adrian Verhoef of St.Catharines, Ontario; Ray and Norma Vossebelt of Coaldale; Derk and Jackie Vossebelt of Coaldale; and Chris and Sya Vossebelt of Iron Springs; 49 grandchildren, 140 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sisters and brother in law: Mary Van Zweden of Rock Valley, Iowa; Grada Leeuwenburgh of Diamond City; Ann and John Vanden Brink of Coalhurst; sisters-in-law: Alie Grisnich, Tine Grisnich, Ank Grisnich and Gery Grisnich all of Picture Butte.

She was predeceased by her husband Willem in 1995, parents Reijer and Gerarda Grisnich; brothers and sisters and their spouses: Wim Grisnich, Alie and Kees Barendregt, Grie and Henk Vander Veen, Joe Van Zweden, infant brother Gerrit, Gerrit and Coby (Grisnich-Vander Knijff) Ray Grisnich, John Grisnich, Ted Leeuwenburgh, Gijs Grisnich, and Cor Grisnich.  She was also predeceased by her parents in law Jan Willem and Berta Vossebelt; brother and sisters in-law:  Nel Vossebelt, Tiny Vossebelt, Wim and Hannie Winter; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Opportunity for condolences will be held from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF LETHBRIDGE,48-90022 Rge Rd 211, Lethbridge County, Alberta.

A Funeral service will be held at 10:00am, on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF LETHBRIDGE 48-90022 Rge Rd 211, Lethbridge County, Alberta with Rev. A.H. Verhoef officiating.

Interment will be in the Coaldale Community Cemetery following the service.

Those who wish may make a donation to Bethesda Care Home, Box 1096, Picture Butte, AB, T0K 0V0.

To send flowers to Johanna's family, please visit our floral store.

 Service Program


February 10, 2020

7:30 PM
Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Lethbridge
90022 Range Rd 211
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P4

Funeral Service
February 11, 2020

10:00 AM
Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Lethbridge
90022 Range Rd 211
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P4

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