Jannie Magdelena Plug (nee van Gemeren)

Jannie Magdelena Plug (nee van Gemeren)

November 30th 1924 – January 21st 2014

Jannie passed away peacefully at the age of 89 in her sleep. After 64 years of marriage, Jannie joins her husband Egbert. They were separated for less than three short weeks after Egbert’s passing.

Jannie was always a warm and compassionate woman. She was a caring nurse in her early 20s. She was a devoted wife, mother and dearly loved her family.

From the beginning in the Netherlands, Egbert and Jannie shared many passions. Their love for swimming, cycling, camping and music were the core activities in their relationship. Over the years Egbert and Jannie shared many other activities that included windsurfing, rollerblading, Ice dancing, square and round dancing to name just a few. They were both active in supporting the respective communities and associations for many of these activities, especially in Pointe Claire Quebec and Ottawa Ontario. Jannie’s love for swimming led her into the role of Director of Aquatics at the Pointe Claire Civic Centre, which developed one of the largest learn to swim programs in Canada.

Jannie is survived by her children and their spouses Ron & Nicole, Egbert & Lyndsay, Inge & Ian, Janneke and Ian, Hans & Kimberly and all of their children and grandchildren. Jannie is also survived by her sisters Beppie, Rens, and Truus in the Netherlands. We would like to thank all of the wonderful caregivers in the community that provided such compassionate care to both Egbert and Jannie (Yanni).

Jannie’s beautiful smile, warm heart and kind words will be dearly missed by all that knew her. Jannie / Mam / Oma, you will live on in our hearts.

Friends of Jannie and the Plug family are invited to celebrate Jannie’s life on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 12:00 at St. Andrew’s United Church in Rossland with Reverend Ken Potter presiding. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

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