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Agnes Van Vorst

July 8, 1920 - April 1, 2011


Agnes Van Vorst passed away on Friday, April 1, 2011 at McKinney Place in Oliver. Born on July 8, 1920 in Radisson, SK to parents Daniel and Stephanie Heppner. Married in 1939 to Joesph Van Vorst in Humbolt, SK and moved to Oliver, BC with their four young children in 1948. She worked as a nurse”s aid in St. Martins Hospital, later in the packing house, and was a very active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Agnes was predeceased by Joe, her loving husband of 45 years in 1985, and by her sister Louise; brother Leo and son-in-law Carl. Surviving family include her sister Lodie and her brothers Alfred and Victor. Loving mother of Irwin (Fran), Marlene Larsen, Glen (Beth) and Thelma (John) Tranmer. Proud grandma of Kevin (Brenda), Shelly (Ray), Michele (Andy), Warren (Heather), Craig (Amanda), Stephanie (Robb), Daryl (Maiko) and Darren (Naomi) and great-grandma of Aidan, Sarah, Siena, Katia, Adela and step-grandma of Sara. Agnes is fondly remembered by her family and friends. A special thank you to all the staff at McKinney Place for their excellent care, kindness and support. A Funeral service will be officiated by Rev. Darren Siegel at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 at St. Paul Lutheran Church with interment and committal to follow at the Oliver Municipal Cemetery. Memorial donations to St. Paul Lutheran Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by Agnes’ family. Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Linda (Gevatkoff) Scott
Relation: Family Friend

Agnes was our good neighbour while we growing up. She was a wonderful lady and she is fondly remembered. My condelences to her family.

From: Cindy (LaBounty) Abraham
Relation: Family friend

I am so sorry to hear of Agnes’ passing. She and Joe were my godparents, and although I would see her infrequently, she always remembered me and greeted me warmly. A lovely woman!
She always gave me a Christmas gift (one year – flannel pajamas in a red rooster print – I loved them!) and I thought I was so special to receive a gift from my godparents.
I will continue to think of both Agnes and Joe often, and with affection.

From: Stephanie Tranmer
Relation: Granddaughter

Granny was the most loving, wonderful person I have ever known. She will be loved and missed always.

From: Germain and Linda Miller
Relation: neighbour and friend

Sending our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom.. we are thinking of you during this time

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 5, 2011
Beginning at 1:00pm

St. Paul Lutheran Church
9516 - 342nd Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

A funeral service will be officiated by Rev. Darren Siegel at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday April 5, 2011 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Oliver, BC. Interment and committal will follow at the Oliver Municipal Cemetery. A reception in the church reception hall will follow the interment.

9516 - 342nd Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

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Memorial Gifts may be sent directly to:
The Heart & Stroke Foundation
4 – 1551 Sutherland Avenue
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 9M9
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Oliver, BC

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