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Aafke "Alice" (DeVries) Jacobsen

April 13, 1929 ~ May 30, 2019 (age 90)


Alice was born on April 13, 1929 in Leeuwarden, Holland (Friesland).  She married Jan Jacobsen on May 10, 1962 and in 1975 they immigrated to Canada and settled in Smithers, where Jan worked for Verbeek Sawmills until he passed away in 1988.Alice became one of the first Homemakers (Care Aide) in Smithers until she retired at the age of 65 years.  She was very interested in animals and their welfare.  She bred, raised and showed Shelties with her friend Karen Steward for many years. She also travelled extensively with her friend Margaret Vandenberg until Margaret passed away.  Alice enjoyed doing calligraphy, photography and creating her own cards.  At the age of 65 she bought an organ and taught herself to play.  She always took great interest in anything to do with nature.

The family wishes to thank all the nurses and health care workers who lovingly tended to her.  In her last days she was also cared for by the staff and nurses at the Bulkley Lodge, who were all very good to her.  The family also wishes to thank Dr. Blouw, Dr. Bernard and Dr. Page of the Coho Clinic, for their care, attention and the love they showed Alice.

Anyone wishing to make a donation in Alice’s name, could do so to the BV Health Care and Hospice Foundation,  PO Box 551, Smithers, BC  V0J 2N0.


Funeral Service
June 14, 2019

1:00 PM
Christian Reformed Church
4035 Walnut Drive
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

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