DE VRIES, Martha passed away peacefully on December 25th at the Fraser Canyon Hospital at the age of 83 years. Born in Heerlen, The Netherlands, she moved to Apeldoorn where she went to school and worked in a wholesale business. She was an active athlete in the 1946 – 1952 era. In 1951 she married her penpal and came to Yale, BC in 1958, working as a housekeeper in the Canyon Motor Hotel until 1970. She then joined her husband in his business and was an active volunteer in the Canadian Foresters and a member of the Canyon Golden Agers. Martha enjoyed bowling, singing and senior gymnastics. Martha will lovingly be remembered by her husband Adolf de Vries; children Elzo de Vries (Lynn) and Carina (Al) Koop, grandchildren; David (Shelley) Koop, Ben Koop, Jessica (Mike) O’Sullivan; great grandson Declan; sister Jacoba Fiks-Burink & brother Willem (Mia) Burink and their children; sisters-in-law Tetje Bulter-de Vries and Alie Burink-Gorter; and brothers-in-law Ebbo (Tiny) de Vries and Bouwinus de Vries. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 11 at the Hope Legion Branch #228, 344 Fort St. Memorial donations may be made in Martha’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be offered at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home 45865 Hocking Avenue

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