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William Bill Bernard Zieverink

August 28, 1928 - February 20, 2020

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ZIEVERINK, WILLIAM (Bill) BERNARD AUGUSTINE

August 28, 1928 to February 20, 2020

Bill passed away peacefully on Thursday February 20th 2020 at Castleview Care Centre in Castlegar B.C. at the age of 91.

Bill was born in Winterswijk Holland in 1928 he was one of 12 Children. He married Anne Overkamp September 6, 1955.

Shortly after that they Immigrated to Canada and lived in Rossland for 4 years, before moving to Nelson, and finally settling in Blewett, where they raised their family, maintained a hobby farm and extensive gardens.

Bill worked for Kootenay Valley Dairy, Palm Dairies & finally Dairyland, retiring at the Plant in Nelson. Many will remember Bill as “the milkman”.

In retirement Bill enjoyed spending time tinkering in his shop and as anyone that new him loved working in their beautiful vegetable and flower gardens, which were always a sight to see! He also loved the Grandchildren who were ever present in their lives, and the Grandchildren also loved to be at “Opa and Oma’s”. He was always the willing Volunteer with his wife Anne for the Church, Knights of Columbus, Community and his growing family.

Bill was pre-deceased by his wife Anne (2009). Bill is survived by his 8 children, Imelda (Case) Grypma, Rose (Dennis) Zieverink, Annette (Doug) Ball, Rita (Brian) Berglund, Veronica (Alex) Buratto, Leo (Teresa) Zieverink, Andre (Jody) Zieverink & Richard (Adele) Zieverink and also 16 grandchildren: Thomas (Ashley), Kristi (Dan), Case (Martine), Leo (Ali), Rosie (Gabe), Marc (Alysha), Michael, Matthew, Bryan (Kimberley), Kayla, Justin (Alysha), Andrew (Kirsten), Jarod (Joy), Michelle (Patrick), Ben, and Abby, and 18 great grandchildren. And survived by siblings Annie Hooch-Antink (Rossland), Truus Overkamp (Holland) and Benny Zieverink (Holland) and many Nieces and Nephews.

Prayers will be recited on Friday, February 28,, 2020 at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, Nelson at 7:00 PM. On Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 10:00 AM there will be a Mass of Christian Burial, followed by Interment at the Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery.

As an expression of sympathy, friends and family may make donations to the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 813 ward St, Nelson B.C. V1L 1T4 or the Alzheimer (Dementia) Society of BC, 609 Sixth St, Nelson B.C. V1L 2Y7

FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS

 

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

From: Erwin Terwoord
Relation: Nephew

Dear Family Zieverink

Uncle Bill is fondly remembered

Our condolences to all . You are in our thoughts during this time.

Jennifer and Erwin Terwoord

From: Millie Harper
Relation: Family friend and worked with Bill

Bill was a wonderful person, I worked with him at Palm Dairy, for12 years, and it was great. I was also a family friend to Bill and Ann and family, visiting there home in Blewett, and enjoying their whole family. I will miss Bill. Sending my thoughts and prayers to all the family. Millie

From: Wanda and Ken Woikin
Relation: Nelson....

….The goodness of the parents is reflected within their children…..So sorry for your loss…..

From: Marlene Derhousoff
Relation: Father of school-hood friends & Blewett resident.

Dear Hummelinks:

So sorry to hear of your dear Dad’s passing. Yes, the milkman…always remembered him in his strapping uniform and always such a nice smile on his face. May he rest in peace.

From: Sandra Seminoff
Relation: Friend

I have known Bill since I was a kid growing up in South Nelson, as so many were, he was our “milkman”. My condolences to the family.

From: Tim Powell

To Bill’s family
I am so sorry for your loss. What a legacy Bill leaves.
It was a privilege to know and work with Bill. He was the morning shipper at Palm Dairies when I started working there as the afternoon shipper in 1977. Bill taught me the job by example, and what an example it was. He was certainly hard working, but so much more than that. He was encouraging, compassionate and non-judgmental. Someone you wanted to emulate.
There were numerous occasions during our busy season that Bill would work his morning shift, head home to work on his hobby farm and then return in the evening to make sure that I was okay. He would often stay and help me on his own time. Amazing!
It was always a treat to run into Bill uptown and later at Lakeview Village where we would often sit and chat for a bit.
He will be missed.

From: M Joey Gatchell
Relation: friend

Imelda, Rose, Annette & the rest of Bill’s family
I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was such a sweet man…I remember him well as the “Milkman”…always a smile on his face. Keeping you all in my prayers.

From: Karen & Derrick MacDonald
Relation: Friend

I will always remember that smile of his! You are in my thoughts and prayers. With our deepest sympathy.

Service Schedule

  Prayers

Date & Time:
February 28, 2020
Beginning at 7:00pm

Location:
Cathedral of Mary Immaculate
813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L4P3

813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L4P3

  Mass of Christian Burial

Date & Time:
February 29, 2020
Beginning at 10:00am

Location:
Cathedral of Mary Immaculate
813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L4P3

813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L4P3

Memorial Gifts

As an expression of sympathy, friends and family may make donations to the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 813 ward St, Nelson B.C. V1L 1T4 or the Alzheimer (Dementia) Society of BC, 609 Sixth St, Nelson B.C. V1L 2Y7

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