Hinke "Helen" Klaver, of Hanover, passed away peacefully after singing her favourite hymns with family by her side, at Hanover and District Hospital, on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. She was 91.
Born in Workum, Holland, on August 6, 1932, to the late Tjipke and Baukie (nee Visser) Bouwman. Helen worked for many years at the Hanover & District Hospital in the housekeeping department. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, and will be dearly missed by many.
Loved mother of Ted (Marni) Klaver of Red Deer, Alberta, Ali Klaver (Ed Alfonsi) of Guelph, Kelly (Steve) Wright of Owen Sound, Tom Law (Cheryl Ann) of Wasaga Beach, and Rob MacInnis of Niagara on the Lake. Cherished 'Oma' of Kate(Will), Leah (Jared), David, Willie (Jess), Rachel (Bill), Matthew, Caitlin (Jeff), Michael (Sherry), Michelle (Jason), Melissa (John), Alana, Kayla (Mitch), and Nicole (Ron), and great grandchildren Mataya, Emery, Rylan, Rowan, Mattheus, Oliver, Olivia, Gavin, Cameron, Adilyn, Brenden, Tyson, Carter, Landen, and Myla. Fondly remembered by brother Anne (Ukie) Bouwman of Holland. Predeceased by her parents, husband Tys Klaver, daughters Baukje MacInnis and Ida Law, brothers Sjirk, Gerke, and Klaas, and sisters Alie Mink and Foekje "Faye" van der Berg.
Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Thursday, November 2, 2023, from 5-8 pm, where a Funeral Service will follow on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 11am. Interment in Memory Gardens, Breslau.
Helen’s family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at The Village Retirement Residence (Revera) for all their wonderful care over the last many years, as well as Dr. Heerema and the amazing team at Hanover & District Hospital for their care, support, and kindness – we are forever grateful.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Hanover and District Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
VIDEO: Funeral Service - November 3, 2023
Deepest sympathies to the entire family. Many fond memories of Tys and Helen at the Hanover Missionary Church. Wonderful, salt of the earth people!- Bud Halpin
Our condolences and prayer for your family Ted and Marni. May you have peace knowing she is with the Lord, safe in the arms of Jesus.- Dennis and Rose Edwards
My condolences to the family. Helen loved life and will be missed. She was an inspiration to me.- Kathy Lorenz
My condolences to the entire family. Helen was a devoted person and a Christan example to all. Bud Halpin.- Bud Halpin
You have our sympathy on the death of Helen. She was a kind, lady with a deep faith. Praying for you during this difficult time, and in the days to come.- Allan and Jackie Penfold
Our deeply condoleance to all beloven familie and frirnds of Tante Henny. Wishing you all the strenght for the comming time. Love from Leeuwarden. Douwe, Nanet, Amarins and Erryn.- Douwe Janno Reitsma
My condolences to the family. I have happy memories of Thys and Helen. May the Lord encourage each one of you as both Thys and Helen are with our Lord Jesus.
Blessings to you all,
Bert, Michele and family
Dear Mike and Sherry and family
We were very sorry to hear about your beloved Grandmother's passing.
Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Our deepest sympathies to the Kaveri and extended families.
We have fond memories of Helen and Thys. Helen was always interested in people. She was caring and compassionate. Our parents enjoyed many years of friendship with Helen and Thys as well. Our thoughts are with all of you, her family, as you share memories as celebrate her life.- Heather and John Bender
We are very sorry to hear about Helen's passing. Mom(Sue) was her dining partner for the last 3 years and misses her. When I would visit mom at The Village, Helen always greeted me with a smile.
Sincerely, Sue Cole and her daughter, Ruth
Our sincerest condolences to those who loved her. She lived a full and loving life and will be welcomed in heaven by all those who loved her. What I remember most about her was when we went to visit her family on the farm in Guelph she always welcomed us with tea and cake/cookies. Love those memories. Bye for now Henny.- Paul and Joyce Klaver
Woorden schieten te kort... Gecondoleerd en heel veel Sterkte voor nu en de komende tijd...alle kinderen,klein en achterkleinkinderen van Groet en Eelke ❤️- Edith Klaver
Kelly and Steve and families, our condolences for your loss . Herb Dawdy and Catherine Krause-Dawdy.- Catherine krause
I'm so sorry for your loss. I have many memories working with Helen and attending family parties with Ida ❤️ Love to you all.- Mary bury