Nelly Dykhouse

On September 11, 2022, surrounded by family, Nelly Dykhouse went peacefully to be with her Lord in her 100th year.

She has now been reunited with her beloved husband Harry (1994).

Left to love and remember her always are her children Mike (Carol) Dykhouse, Gerrit (Cori) Dykhouse, Henk (Pam) Dykhouse, Clarence (Tina) Dykhouse and Willemiena Dykhouse McCarron (Courtney).

Cherished Oma of Brian (Nicole), Jason (Danielle), Kristen (Dan), David (Megan), Jennifer (Kevin), Michael (Julia), Ali (Matt), Liz, Mieke (Gus), Erin (Jasper), Matt (Kari), Stephanie (Ken), Nathan (Samantha), Denielle, Joshua (Felicia) and great-oma of Emma, Molly, Sophie, Claire, Theo, Mari, Clare, Grace, Emily, Ryan, Sarah, Kate, Simon, Jacob, Preston, Peter, Marijke, Ellen, Calvin, Joseph, Bailey, Charlie, Andrew, Elijah, Alexander and Ruby.

She will also be remembered by Marcia Dykhouse and Kevin (Katrina) McCarron.

Nelly Laernoes was born on May 6, 1923 in Vlissingen, The Netherlands.

In 1924, at one year of age, her father moved her and her family to Indonesia where he took a job as headmaster of a Christian boy’s school.

In 1935 Nelly and her family moved back to Holland and from 1940 to 1945 they spent the war years in occupied Holland.

She married Harry Dijkhuis on June 6, 1946.

In 1951 she and Harry immigrated with their children, Michael and Gerrit to Canada and took up residence in Wallaceburg Ontario.

They had three more children, Hendrik, Clarence and Willemiena.

Harry passed away in 1994.

Nelly was translated into glory this past Sunday on September 11 and stands today before her God and Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Mom enjoyed petite point needlepoint and later knitted dozens of blankets for all of her family and many friends.

She was a strong supporter of her church and Christian school and was proud to be a member of the Wallaceburg hospital auxiliary for 25 years.

Nelly was someone who always had a hug and a kind word (and often a kiss) for everyone she saw.

She was concerned about the shut ins and the lonely, and worried about who was bringing them the church bulletin or flowers when she was no longer able to do it herself.

Nelly loved her Lord and family. How deeply she will be missed!

Family and Friends are invited for visitation at the Wallaceburg Christian Reformed Church, 150 Bruinsma Avenue, Wallaceburg on Friday, September 16, 2022 from 5-8pm.

The funeral service will be held at the church on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 11am. If desired, donations to the Wallaceburg Christian School may be left at the HAYCOCK-CAVANAGH FUNERAL HOME, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg (519.627.3231).

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