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Maria Catherina Nyst (Akkerman)

July 5, 1940 - February 2, 2017


Maria Catherina Nyst (Mieke) 1940-2017


Mieke (Maria) Nyst (Akkerman) died peacefully on February 2, 2017.  Mieke was born in Arnhem (Netherlands) in 1940.  In 1944 she experienced the horrors of war when the battle of Arnhem erupted.  Later on she grew up to become a schoolteacher.  She met and married Hubert Nyst and shortly thereafter in 1966, they decided to immigrate to Canada where Marianne, Robert and Michelle were born.


We thank Dr. Cochrane and the staff of the 3rd floor of Kootenay Lake Hospital for their compassionate care of Mieke.  We also want to extend our thanks to the Home Care Organization for their excellent support.  And we especially want to thank the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons (Mieke’s favourite club) for their spectacular tribute last summer.


Last but not least, we thank our friends for their heartfelt support of Mieke during her difficult time.  Mieke has been cremated with only her family present as she had suggested.  A get together of friends will be organized to take place this spring to remember her.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation (3 View Street, Nelson, BC V1L 2V1).


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Sherry & Peter Hartridge
Relation: Friend

Mieka we will miss your beautiful smile and conversations. RIP my dear.

From: Karin Wilson
Relation: Family friend

My heartfelt wishes of peace and comfort go out to your family. She was a lovely lady.

From: Lorne & Lillian Evin
Relation: Family friend

Hubert & family, Sorry to hear about your loss. I’ve only met Maria a couple of times she struck me as a beautiful person, you were together a long time. Peace be with you.

From: Holly Reid
Relation: KRD fellow paddler

I was so happy to be able to paddle with Mieke last summer! She was amazing so strong and courageous! It was lovely to meet her children and grandchildren. May all those memories bring you peace at this difficult time.

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

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Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation (3 View Street, Nelson, BC V1L 2V1).

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