Walter D. Kelly Life Celebration Centre

1969 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, ON


Elisabeth Annie Oegema

April 6, 1931August 14, 2020
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Betty passed away at the age of 89 on August 14, 2020.

Predeceased by her loving husband, Jacob (1994) and son, Charles (1996). Loving mother of Nicolaas (Kathy), Irma Odecki (Richard), Robert, Edward (Julie), and Susan McNeil (Gord). Oma will be missed by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were the light of her life. She will also be missed by her 4 sisters and extended family.

Over the years, Betty enjoyed her winters in Florida as well as knitting hundreds of hats and prayer shawls to give away to many different charities. Mom also created family quilts which her children still enjoy to this day.

Her faith kept her strong - Her family brought her happiness!

In lieu of flowers, please do a random act of kindness in her memory. A private family service will take place at a later date.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Lisa Countryman

September 4, 2020

I was incredibly saddened to have just heard of Betty's passing. My deepest condolences to the entire family during this difficult time. Betty was such a wonderful lady! Such a kind, loving, positive, and generous women! I looked forward to seeing her each and every day. Her always smiling! She sure always put a smile on my face! I will surely miss you Betty. Was such a wonderful blessing to have met you and some of your family, to have had the opportunity to spend so much time with you, every day, the laughs, and the company. I'll forever treasure that.

Lisa Countryman
Physiotherapist Assistant
@ Country Village

Laura Toffan

August 22, 2020

What a strong, modern woman she was! Spoke her mind, shared laughter and always producing something out of love. Such a lovely lady. May the family smile and laugh over the fond and fun memories you share with her. Be at peace. She lived a beautiful life and always left the room with joy.

John & Alice Braithwaite

August 21, 2020

Irma and family:
So sad to hear about the passing of your Mother. She will be missed by everyone at RUC -- always had a beautiful smile. Our deepest sympathy and warm hugs to all.
--John & Alice Braithwaite

maryann perry

August 20, 2020

Our sincere condolences to the family. We are so sorry for your loss.

Heidi Holtslag Flynn

August 19, 2020

We will miss Tante Bep so much. We have so many wonderful memories of being at the family home in Bomanville. I would get in trouble for not lighting a match when I used the upstairs bathroom, that still makes me smile. Our best visit was when Tante Bep and Oom Jaap put a brand new puppy right in the middle of their Christmas tree! We were blessed with this new puppy Snoopy that we had with us while we grew up! I will miss seeing Tante Bep at thanksgiving and making her smile when I told her every year she was my favourite Aunt and she was because she was another version of my Mom. I will hold her dearly in my heart forever, she defined family and what an Aunt means ❤️. My Mom already misses her sister more than words can say. They talked every week on the phone and had so many stories to share with each other. We will all miss Tante Bep so much. She was a kind sweet person that will leave a hole in our hearts but we will hold memories of her very dear to us always. May be in peace. Love the Flynn and Holtslag families ❤️

Joanne Stover (Dresser)

August 18, 2020

Betty started knitting hats for my kindergarten students up in Churchill MB, many years ago. She is a legend around here, as those hats are still seen on the heads of many older students! They love them! She also made hats for our babies at the hospital and we sent some extras up to Nunavut, as well. I will miss our chats during quilting days, when I dropped into town for visits with my mom, Nina. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Julie Boucher

August 18, 2020

Irma and family,

We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sending you strength
The Bouchers

Margita Lange

August 18, 2020

I am so incredibly sorry to hear about your Mom - she was such a special person to so many people - a few days ago I came across the "Cross in my pocket" she had given me and couldn't stop thinking about her - we will all miss her tremendously - my deepest condolences to all of you.
With love, Margita and Arnie

Clayton Macneil

August 18, 2020

Sue/Gord and family. Your mom had such a pleasant smile anytime we met her. We're so sad to hear of her passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Clay and Jen


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