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Van Eck, Effie (nee Vandenberg)

Effie Van Eck (nee Vandenberg) passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Fort Macleod.
Effie was born on Sept. 21, 1928 in the Netherlands and moved to Canada in June 1949. On Nov. 4, 1953 she married Gysbertus (Bert), and lived in Fort Macleod most of her life.
Effie is survived by her children Winnie, Berendina, John (Lori), Henry (Heather), Gilbert (Donna), Evelina (Scott), and Joyce (Garry); 12 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sisters Hennie, Teunie (Wim) and Jans (John); and sister-in-law Gerrie.
Effie was predeceased by her husband Bert, sons-in-law Tony and Rudy, brother Drikus, and brother-in-law Evert.
The family would like to thank the staff of Pioneer Lodge and Fort Macleod Health Centre for their outstanding care.
An opportunity to pay respects and visit with family was held between 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 Fifth Ave., Fort Macleod.
A family graveside service will be held on Wednesday Sept. 26 at 12 p.m. at Union Cemetery, Fort Macleod.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at the Bethel Free Reformed Church, 6 Eastman Road, Monarch ( A light lunch will be served following.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Effie’s name to the Christian Blind Mission Canada, P.O Box 800 Stn. Main, Stouffville, Ont., L4A 9Z9, or the Wycliffe Bible Translators, 4316 10th St. N.E., Calgary, T2E 9Z9.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home. Phone 403-553-3772 or visit

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