In Celebration of

Henrietta "Henny" Berkelaar

October 29, 1955 -  December 7, 2020

Peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, December 7, 2020 at the Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus. Predeceased by her parents Maria and Gysbert. She will be missed by her loving husband Dave, her children, Jeff, Joe, Adam (Jen), Mathew and Jonathan and her cherished dogs Jake and Simon. She will be missed by her many siblings, Ria (Theo), Magda (Bill), Corrie (Mark), Sim (Truusje), Coby (Bill), John (Marylin), Anita (Henry), Gil (Sheri). She will be remembered by her many nieces, nephews and cousins throughout Canada and Netherlands. Special aunt to Bronté, cherished friend to Catherine, Rosalee and Lyn and loved niece of Om Cor and Tante Klaske.

A Private Celebration of Henny’s Life will take place on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.. For those wishing to view the Memorial Service please follow this link:

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Henny can be made to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or The Heart & Stroke Foundation.


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Theus van Grasstek (Neef)

Entered December 11, 2020 from Nederland

Fam, van harte gecondoleerd met het verlies van Henny, we wensen jullie veel sterkte en de kracht van onze God toe. Al hebben we elkaar nooit gezien we zijn toch familie en voelen ons met jullie verbonden. Groet Theus en Jeannet van Grasstek.

Jan en Riet Kroon-Berkelaar (Nicht)

Entered December 11, 2020 from Holland

Sterkte met het verlies van je vrouw ,jullie zus, schoonzus!
Ik heb haar leren kennen bij nicht Riet van ome Jan.
Zover weg denken wij aan jullie!
Nogmaals veel sterkte.
Jan en Riet

Ria Hodgson (Cousin)

Entered December 11, 2020 from Cherry Hill, N.S.

Always wished to have gotten to know each other better! I remember Henny as a little kid in Holland, then as one of the many cousins in Ontario, later on an occasional visit. Will always remember her beautiful wedding to Dave I
I loved her upbeatness, her warmth, her humour and empathy. She was such a great example to us all: how to live

Nella and Walter Sandrock (Friend of sister)

Entered December 11, 2020 from Dundas

Our condolences to Hennie's husband and children and all her siblings. We only met once or twice but were aware of her complex health issues and her suffering as well as the exceptional care Dave provided. We pray she is now at peace.

Heather and Jim Crozman (Friend)

Entered December 11, 2020 from Ottawa

We are so sorry for your loss. Henny will be remembered fondly!


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