September 11, 1936 – May 12, 2020
KOOPMANS-FABER, Jantje (Jane) 1936 – 2020
Peacefully at Parkwood Palliative Care, on Tuesday may 12, 2020, Jane Koopmans passed on to glory in Heaven in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Sid Koopmans. Loving mother of Elska (Rob), Chuck (Lindsay), Tineke (Henry). Predeceased by her daughter Thea (Duane). Cherished Beppe (Grandma) of Nadine, (Olivia), Sara, Stephanie. Predeceased by her first husband Poppe Kooistra, who was a loving father to the girls. Fondly remembered by brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends in Canada, Holland and the United States. Jane truly made the world a better place and was well known for her never ending generosity, compassion and kindness. She was always there for everyone whenever anyone needed her. A celebration of life will be held at a future date when gathering restrictions are lifted. Donations to Parkwood Palliative Care would be appreciated. Tributes may be made at www.needhamfuneralhome.com
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
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May 19, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Jane was such a dear and wonderful friend to my mother-in-law Molly Scott. Molly has dementia now and I am writing on her behalf. They had a very special friendship and were such a comfort to each other. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family
Dale Alice Smith
May 18, 2020
Find memories of Jane at Bethel Christian Reformed Church during our time when we were shipped there together. Always remember her as being a very kind person. Our condolences to the family.
Dale and Alice, and Kyle Smith
May 16, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with Sid and family as this time. Jane will be greatly missed by everyone at Argyle Manor. She loved to play bingo, coffee hour and being with friends. We will miss her smile
Rinze, Elsemieke & Olivier Faber
May 16, 2020
We love you tante Jane. You will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences on the loss of Jane.
Marilyda (Stel) Chacon
May 15, 2020
Sid and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. Beppe was a special lady! I remember her fondly; my sisters adored her like the beloved adopted grandma she was. I benefited from her sewing skills—she made me a couple dresses, including my grade 8 graduation dress, back in 1990. Beppe was a very kind lady. I am blessed to have known her!
May 15, 2020
Dear Sid, Elska and Rob, Chuck and Lindsay, Tineke and Henry, and Duane: I and my family send you our deepest sympathies. What wonderful memories we all have of "Sid and Beppe." Indeed, when I talk about our life in London, invariably I will mention my kids' adoptive grandma! She was always so kind and fun. As I recall, she had a lot of Lego! I have followed her lead and have several suitcases full of Lego and Duplo for my grandkids! You all have a place in my heart. We walked a lot of life together! And a lot of life has passed by since we parted. I haven't kept up with London, Bethel, but I do know that Duane, you lost your wife and mom in this time. And you all lost a daughter and sister. I pray that everything is well with each of you. How thankful we are to know that in Jesus there will be a grand, eternal reunion someday!! What a day that will be. Philip Stel
May 12, 2020
I’m sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. I rented Jane & Sid’s basement apartment on Mardell Street while attending college. And I was saddened to learn her time has come. My thoughts are with Sid and everyone during this difficult time. Laura