Henndrika Wilhelmina Ebeling
June 11, 1941 – May 13, 2008
Henndrika Wilhelmina Ebeling was born in Holland Amsterdam on June 11, 1941 and she passed away peacefully on May 13, 2008 at Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace B.C.
Henny Ebeling (Sluyter) immigrated to Canada in the early 1960’s. Henny’s family first lived in Kitimat B.C for a short time and then the family moved to Terrace, B.C. Henny married fellow European immigrant Detlef Ebeling on August 24, 1964. Henny worked for the local TV and Radio station for over 40 years. CFTK has a sharing tree every Christmas for the kids in the community and this year the sharing tree was renamed The Henny Tree in her honour. Henny was diagnosed with cancer in the fall of 2005 and underwent a stem cell transplant in Vancouver B.C. and numerous chemotherapy treatments throughout the past two years. Henny fought her cancer with great strength and dignity.
Henny was Oma to five grandchildren and she will missed dearly. Henny spent her last summer at their cabin at Water Lilly Bay and she said it was the most relaxing place in the world for her. It was where she could knit to her heart’s content while watching her grandchildren play in the lake.
The Ebeling family would like to extend their gratitude to Anita Page, Maria and Joe Raposo, all of her family and friends who visited, sent flowers and offered their love and support throughout the past two years. A special thanks to the nursing, support staff and Dr. Fourie throughout the past 18 months and especially during her stay in the Palliative Care Unit for the last six months.
Henny is survived by her husband Detlef Ebeling, Father: Wilheimus Sluyter, Children; Robert (Christine), Paul (Kristie), Suzanne (Kevin). Grandchildren: Carter, Cole, Keyana, Trevor and Maya. Siblings: Bill Sluyter (Debbie),Margaret Schwann (Dennis),Bob Sluyter (Sandy), Nicky Blackwell.
Funeral services were held on May 17, 2008
at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Terrace B.C.
In lieu of flowers, donations were made to the
Palliative care unit and Oncology departments
at Mills Memorial Hospital.