VAN EEK, Ellen (Ploegstra) - May 31, 1931 – May 11, 2018

The Lord in His infinite wisdom took Ellen from Arie, her husband of 64 years, after a lifetime of partnership in ministry.

Loving mother of: Calvin (Gloria), St. Agatha; Jane (George) Nieuwenhuis, Calgary; Esther (Simon du Toit), Windsor; Shirlene (Michael) Abma, Grand Rapids, MI; John (Julie), Mt. Hope. Loving grandma of 22 and devoted great-grandma of 4. Survived by one sister and 3 sisters-in-law; pre-deceased by her identical twin and 4 other siblings, as well as 3 in-laws.

Ellen had the exceptional ability to make everyone feel loved, heard and understood.

Visitation will be held at BETHEL CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 616 Dundas St E, Waterdown (At Kerns Rd.) on Tuesday, May 15th from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. Memorial Service will be held at BETHEL CRC on Wednesday, May 16th at 11 a.m. preceded by a private interment.

Donations to Friendship Ministries or Bible League of Canada where Ellen enjoyed volunteering.