TENDAM, VERA, nee: Wouda
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Born on December 30, 1930 in Workum, Friesland, the Netherlands, passed away March 27, 2021 at Landmark Assisted Living in Cobourg, Ontario. Predeceased by her husband Willem (Bill Tendam in 2000). She is survived by Hilda Lowe and the late Eric, Willard and Elly, Sharon, Garry and Brenda, Rosa (Hulme) and Stephen. She will be missed by her grandchildren Thomas and (Tammy) Lowe, Christine and (Geoffrey) Bintakies, Christopher and (Nicole) Tendam, Mary Lou and (Rae) Portillo, Cody and (Danielle) Malcolm, Sevyn Kelly, Michael Hulme and Daniel Hulme.
and great grandchildren Alicia, Rachel, Sheldon and Terina Lowe, James Gauthier, Alex, Nathan and Elora Tendam, Declan and Dorian Portillo, Nathan Kelly, Storm and Jesse Hulme, Alexis, Claire and Tre Hulme ( pre-deceased by her great-grandson Brock).
She was predeceased by her parents Gerben Wouda and Hiltje Dijkstra and also by her sisters Johanna Wouda in the Netherlands, Wilma Wouda in Canada and her brother Anne Wouda also in the Netherlands. Vera and her family arrived on December 18 1952 on the "Maasdam” from Rotterdam in Halifax. From there they took the train to Newcastle and stayed the rest of their lives in Ontario.
A private graveside service was held at Bowmanville Cemetery.