Eilje (Ellie) Kapp, formerly of St. Marys passed away peacefully on Monday, February 1, 2016 under the tender loving care of the Spruce Lodge staff in her 100 year. Born in The Netherlands, daughter of the late Luitje and Christina Van Dam. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Jurrien (Jerry) on February 21, 1994. Loving Mom to Menzo (1997) and his wife Marg, Jacobus (1948), Chris and Janiece, Luitje and Marg, George and Connie, Ann, Eileen and Don Gibbons. Also survived by her beloved 13 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 1 great grandson. Ellie was predeceased by 2 sons, 3 grandchildren, 1great great grandson, twin great great granddaughters, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Fondly remembered by the family of the late Peter Van Dam in St. Marys. Ellie and her family followed her brother Peter, immigrating to St. Marys from Holland in 1954. She spent many years working as Curator at the St. Marys Museum and enjoyed being a Crossing Guard, helping the school children cross at the corner of Queen and Ontario Streets. Ellie enjoyed her wide range of talents, sewing, needlework, knitting and quilting. Later on in her 90’s she enjoyed art classes at Spruce Lodge where she learned to paint many beautiful works of art. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Friday, February 5, from 12 noon until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. Rev. Pirie Mitchell will officiate. Cremation will follow with interment at St. Marys Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Spruce Lodge Foundation Activity Department or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society through the funeral home. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
one hour before the service
Friday, February 5, 2016 at 1 p.m.
W.G. Young Funeral Home
W.G. Young Funeral Home Reception Centre
St. Marys Cemetery
Spruce Lodge Foundation Activity Department
Multiple Sclerosis Society