Henderson's Langley Funeral Home

20786 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC


Theodora Jacoba Green

Passed away on January 5, 2020

Theodora Jacoba (nee van Asselt) McIntosh-Green, loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother passed away January 5, 2020, in Langley, BC. She was 98 years old.

Theodora, or Dora to her friends, was born Feb 2, 1921 in Maartensdyk, The Netherlands. She had two sisters and three brothers and is survived by her youngest brother Engelbert van Asselt, her Dutch nephews and nieces, her five children, ten grandchildren, and sixteen great grand children.

During 1945 Dora was a nurse in training in Utrecht, Holland, when she met her first husband, Sergeant Major Gordon McIntosh of the 5th Medium RCA. She immigrated to Canada as a war bride in 1948. In 1956 she became a Canadian citizen. Dora, Gordon, and their children, Margaret (Jerry), Sandra (Fergus), Lesley (Peter), Jim (Maryanne), and Bob lived on Hampton Ave. in the NDG part of Montreal. In 1963 the family moved from Montreal to the town of Ville De Lery. During the sixties, the family attended St Edwards Presbyterian Church in Beauharnois and joined Woodlands Yacht Club. Dora became a champion 10 pin bowler while playing at Chateauguay Lanes.

In 1969 her husband Gordon died. Dora remained in Lery until her children left home to begin their own lives. In 1980 Dora, with her second husband Ken Green, moved to BC and settled in Langley. Ken died in March 2016, leaving her a widow again.

She was a proud grandmother to Shirley (Peter), Lesley, Karen (Brent), Gerry(Carrie), Tristan (Rachael), Craig(Teresa), Matt(Tamra), Rick(Tabatha), Jeff(Laura), and Gordon and great-grandmother to Chloe, Tankiso, Kelsey, Sarah, Cailyn, Tyson, Coltan, Lileigh, Izabella, Konner, Seth, Ethan, Hennessey, Marcus, Ty, and Gerry (G3).

She loved her pets, birds, and begonias. She excelled at needle point, was an excellent cook, a baker of apple pies and sugar tarts. She was known to have a sharp mind and loved her crosswords. Her neighbours always got a friendly wave of her hand from the window, as she sat in her favourite chair watching the Canucks, the Lions, or Sunday golf on TV


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Sandra Alexander

January 12, 2020

A legacy of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren!
She will be greatly missed! Loved by many!

Engelbert van Asselt.

January 12, 2020

Before my sister left Holland and I was still a young boy she was always watching to me and she was a good assistente for my mother with relation to my growing up. Lovely sister I thank you so very mutch.


Lesley Vogel

January 10, 2020

An amazing mother, grandmother and great grand mother. You are forever in our thoughts and hearts.

Sandra Alexander

January 10, 2020

Love you mom!
You will always be in our hearts and on our minds.

Lesley Dethridge

January 10, 2020

Grammy always enjoyed it when we would drop in on her for a cup of tea, a baked treat, and chat. She had a remarkably sharp mind and was always up to speed on world events - especially sports! She loved all sports!
This is one of my favourite pictures of Grammy, with her daughter Maggie, and of course Maggie’s daughters, Shirley, Lesley & Karen.
This photo was taken on Grammy’s 98th Birthday after our pub lunch!

Peter Van Asselt

January 7, 2020

I will remember Tante Door as a lovely women. A strong and beloved women. We all will mis her, but the remberance remains. With love Peter.