1913 – 2014

Lena Spelt, nee Verbeek went to be with her Lord on June 4, 2014 at the age of 100 years. She resided at the Royal Oak Village at the time of her passing. Born in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands on November 23, 1913, Lena was one of ten children. In 1938 she married Guy Spelt, with whom she had two sons and four daughters before immigrating to Canada in the spring of 1951. The family settled west of Blackfalds for two years before moving to the Ed Olsen farm west of Bentley. In 1957 they purchased a farm at the Sunset Hills west of Bentley where they farmed until their retirement. In 1976 the Town of Bentley became their new home. Her husband passed away in 1981 and later she married Andrew Dejong. Together they decided to make their move to Lacombe in 1992. Shortly after the passing of Andrew, Lena moved to the Lacombe Senior’s Lodge where she resided for a number of years. Lena loved playing the organ, knitting items for the grandchildren, puzzling, reading, crocheting among various other things. Her faith in the Lord was very evident all through her long life. Lena was predeceased by Guy, her husband for 43 years, second husband Andrew Dejong, sons in-law John Talsma, Marvin Wine, daughter in-law Grace Spelt, six sisters and three brothers. She leaves to mourn sons Kase (Henny) and Hans, daughters Maria Talsma, Wilma Wine (Dave From) Leni Prins (Dirk) Johanna Jonkman (Peter) nephew Case Spelt (Deenie) 24 Grandchildren 59 Great grandchildren 5 Great – great grandchildren and numerous family members and friends.The memorial service will be held in the Woody Nook Christian Reformed Church, June 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Neil de Koning officiating. Interment will take place in the Woody Nook Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Lacombe Christian School 5206 – 58 Street Lacombe, Ab. T4L 1G9 or to a charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca.


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