Cornelia DEYS

Cornelia DEYS

DEYS; Cornelia (Corry) Maaike

Sister, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt and Friend, Corry was born on June 30, 1939 in Harlingen, Netherlands. She moved to Canada in 1954 where she began her greatest adventure of raising a family. Corry was known as a friendly bus driver, a great cook, and a generous woman. Her life was not always easy but she tried to make the best of every situation by “letting go and letting God.” She pursued a career in health care and was passionate about helping others. Corry passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully in her home, on October 25, 2015. She is deeply missed by her children: Martin de Jong, Peter de Jong (Dawne), Maxine de Jong, David de Jong (Christine), her 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, her siblings: John Deys (Joan), Bernie Deys (Maureen), Joanne Hart (Ken), and her nieces and nephews. She found peace, and for that we are truly grateful.

“The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.” Isaiah 57:1-2

There will be a celebration of Mom’s life for family and friends on Sunday, November 22nd at 3:00. For more information please contact Martin at

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Wiebe & Jeske ~ 604.859.5885

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