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Born: Mar 27, 1928

Date of Passing: Nov 13, 2020

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On Friday, November 13, 2020, Jacoba Adriana Zonneveld (affectionately, Co or Jackie), loving daughter, sister, aunt, great-aunt, great-great aunt and friend, passed away at age 92 at Maples Personal Care Home in Winnipeg.
Jackie was born on March 27, 1928, in Soest, Province Utrecht, The Netherlands to Anna and Pleun Zonneveld, youngest of four siblings - Helena (Leny), Gerrit and Jan preceded her in death.
Jackie loved to travel. She moved to Winnipeg with her sister and mother in 1954. Leny and Anna eventually returned to The Netherlands while Jackie remained, became a Canadian citizen in the early 1960s, and had a 25 year career with Great-West Life.
She travelled frequently to Europe and the United States, to visit family. She also enjoyed cruises to places such as Russia and the Panama Canal. Her trip to the Netherlands for a liberation celebration with sister Leny was a highlight.
Her favourite hobbies were photography and gardening. She was always busy at St. John's Presbyterian Church, which she joined in 1963, photographing events, writing for the Accent, creating word puzzles, and being the first to formally greet members and visitors by handing out bulletins.
Above all, Jackie will be remembered for her indomitable spirit, her good humour, her kind heart, and her infectious laugh.
She leaves niece Christine (Bill Hudlow) Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; nephews, Danny (Sabrena) Parker, Colorado, USA, Ernie (Linda), Berthoud, Colorado, USA, Peter (Diana) Geneva, Switzerland, Gert (Susan) London, UK, Dick (Woo) St. Paul, Minnesota, USA; and sister-in-law Ida, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Additionally, she leaves 13 great-nieces and nephews, Chelsea, Jim, Danny, Peter, Grace, Andy, Grant, Alexander, Gabby, Ava, Jack, Daniel and Ella; and three great-great nieces and nephew: Emma, Beckham and Hazel.
Finally, she is survived by her longtime friend, Janie Vaarmeyer; and her faithful and dear church friends, Ann and David Brough, Kevin MacDonald and Merv Worden Jr.
Her family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Maples Personal Care Home.
Cremation has taken place. Interment at Glen Eden and a celebration of Jackie's life will be held at St. John's at a later date.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 21, 2020

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