Aaltjen 'Alice' Kabbes (nee Kroeze), formerly of Neustadt, was given the ultimate gift of being called home to her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on His special day, December 25, 2020. She enjoyed 93 glorious, faithful years full of love and family. "Well done, thou good and faithful servant". (Matthew 25: 21)
Born on March 17, 1927, in Almen, Holland, to Gerrit and Gerritje (nee Vreeman) Kroeze. Aaltjen married Gerrit, the love of her life, on December 28, 1951, in Almen. They immigrated to Canada in May, 1953. With Gerry by her side, they raised their family together. Alice often helped out with Gerry's business. She enjoyed gardening (both indoors and outdoors), various forms of needlework (crocheting and knitting) and maintaining a lovely home. Alice had a passion for music and enjoyed playing pipe organ and piano for church services, Carrick Camp meetings and other occasions since the age of 12. She also filled in for regular organists in several churches in the community. She will be remembered by her church family at Hope Community Church where she most recently attended.
Loving mother of Erik (Kim) Kabbes of Elora, Alice (Richard) Herdman of Kitchener and Fred (Bernadine) Kabbes of Hanover. Loving grandma of Leah (Ray) Walker, Rebecca (Tim) Blanchard, Andrew (Miranda) Herdman, Josiah Kabbes, Cheryl (Jordan) Serez and Jonathan Kabbes. Loved by her great grandchildren Kaiden and Gage Walker, Lily and Jack Herdman, Kamryn Blanchard and Gideon Serez. Alice will be remembered by her sister Gerry Boschloo of Holland and her many nieces, nephews and their families in both Holland and Canada. Predeceased by her husband Gerry (November, 2012) and two sisters and two brothers in Holland.
A private family visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover. A service will be live streamed on the Funeral Home's Facebook page on Wednesday, December 30 at 11 am. At approximately 10:55 am, look on the Facebook Page for the live stream to join the service. The following link will take you to the Mighton Funeral Home Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Mighton-Funeral-Home-Ltd-109625187108921
Interment to follow in the Spring at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Neustadt. A public gathering will be held once COVID-19 restrictions are reduced to join in remembering Alice. Due to COVID-19 all protocols are in place.
Memorial donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation, World Vision or to the Gideons International would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover.
VIDEO: Funeral Service, Celebration of Life, & Slideshow Tribute for Alice Kabbes