Aleida Wilhelmina Diderica
February 17, 1924 – October 16, 2002, passed on to be in the presence of the Lord, on October 16, 2002.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Aafko (Ko) Jager; her four sons and their wives and her grandchildren: Martin and Sheila Jager, Levon and Vanessa (Campbell River); George and Trish Jager, Matthew and Christopher (Merville); Rick and Debbie Jager, Dakota and Kimi (Campbell River); Harold and Shelley Jager (Kelowna); and by her daughter and her husband and grandchildren, Marianne and Caleb Wong, Joshua and Robson (Kelowna), and many other loved ones.
She kept busy raising her children and taking care of her husband and home, but she always found time to care for the needs of others. Her ability to show hospitality extended to many (human or animal) who enjoyed her home cooking, coffee and her love (her cookies were always the best). Her heart was so big that there was always room for one more, especially when it came to cats and dogs. What was one more anyways? She also had time to make beautiful things with her hands whether it be knitted, crocheted, or needlework. She enjoyed spending time outdoors, working in her garden, camping, and just enjoying the stormy days at the beach. She loved going swimming at the lakes, rivers, and beaches. Her favourite camping place was in Osoyoos, BC – she loved the water there. Those who knew her well, appreciated her quick wit and sense of humour. She will be missed dearly.
Her family would like to extend their thanks to all the nurses and staff at Sunshine Lodge at Campbell River and District General Hospital, to Dr. Ralston for his care and brightening up her day. Thanks to the Salvation Army and all those who prayed and spent special time with her. Should friends desire, donations in her memory to the Campbell River & District Hospital Foundation, 375 – 2nd Avenue, Campbell River, B.C. V9W 3V1 would be appreciated.
Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.