Skip to content

Elizabeth Wilhemina Postmus (nee Danen)

June 25, 2024


August 29, 1925 - June 25, 2024

In loving memory ~

"Lies" was born on August 29, 1925 in Ulft, Holland and passed away peacefully on June 25th 2024 in Trail, BC.

Mom was from a family of 15 children and was predeceased by parents Arie and Truus, siblings; Gerhard, Arie, Mia, Annie, Theo, Fons, Gerhard, Mia, Corrie, Jan (John) Danen and Jo (Jenny) Fellows, granddaughter Krista Postmus and son-in-law Larry Hill.

Lies is survived by her sisters; Truus, Rikie and Louise in Holland, son Andre Postmus (Diane) in Quesnel, Carol Hill and Ben Postmus (Debbie) of Fruitvale. Grandchildren; Kyle Postmus, Jeffrey Hill, Alicia Bigras, Jacob Postmus, Kayleigh Postmus, Adam Postmus (Martinne) and Arie Postmus, great-grandchildren; Nicholas, Carter and Milena, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Mom was a stay at home mom, wife to career Cominco employee, the love of her life Ben. Mom and Dad emigrated to Canada in the 1950's to begin their new life together.

They were joined by mom's brother John Danen and sister Jenny Fellows where they all settled in the Trail Area and began to raise their families.

Mom's roots and connection to family in Holland were very important to her, making several trips there over the years. Even in her last months, she spent many video sessions with her sisters connecting and reminiscing about their past family life.

An expression of gratitude to all those that supported mom in her last year: Castlewood Village in Castlegar, 3rd Floor doctors, nurses, care aids at KBRH and those at Poplar Ridge in her final days.

Mom always said that she wanted to leave on her terms, in her sleep which is what she did. Very peaceful.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, August 29th 2024 at 11:00 am at 107 Mill Road in Fruitvale. Gwen Ziprick of Clark's Funeral Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers and as an expression of sympathy, your donations can be made to the trust of her granddaughter Kayleigh Catherine Postmus at Kootenay Savings Credit Union in Trail or Fruitvale. Please e-transfer to

You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family's online register at

Gone but not forgotten.

Clark's Funeral Services

Service Details

Celebration of Life
Thursday, August 29, 2024
11:00 AM
107 Mill Road in Fruitvale

Your condolences will be approved within one business day. You will need a valid Facebook account. Please email us if you have any questions.