Johanna Bouman

September 11, 2017 - 10:04am Updated: September 11, 2017 - 11:36am
Friday, September 8, 2017
Medicine Hat, Alberta

Johanna Petronella (Rozestraten) Bouman, age 84, passed away September 8, 2017. Hans was predeceased by her husband Bert of 62.5 years. She leaves behind her daughters, Joanne (Jay) DeJong, Bernice Bouman (David Peacock) and Audrey (Bruce) Bain; and her son, Harry Bouman. Hans was “Oma” to nine grandchildren, Mike, Erica. Anita, Cory, David, Ian, Jennifer and Clinton; “Great Oma” to Jaxon, Journey, Mallory, Luca, Rex and Violet. Hans was one of six children born in Amsterdam on March 14, 1933, and is survived by her sister Nelly Van Eysden. Hans lived through the war, working in a factory where she was chosen to model some of the blouses. She loved to play cards, get dressed up and “turn heads”. She caught Bert’s eye and eventually was convinced to move to Medicine Hat, leaving everyone she knew behind. Hans learned English on the job and started dishwashing at the Greyhound, wearing a three piece suit and heels. The couple spent ten years tending bar at The Sergeant’s Mess. Hans then continued being the best at customer service while working at the Woolworth’s lunch counter, Central Meat and Sausage, and H and R Delicatessen. The Bouman family grew up with other Dutch families, and Bert and Hans were proud members of the Dutch Canadian Club and the Medicine Hat Legion. Hans and Bert lived their last years at the Haven Care Centre. Her door was always open, and Hans become close to the care team. The family is so grateful to Helen Santer (RN), the staff at Haven Care Center, Dr Monty, and the Nurses and Doctors at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, who treated mom with kindness these last six weeks. Her illness, stroke or heart issues never dismissed her ability to say “Thank you” or “give me a kiss”. The Funeral Service will be held at the WUERFEL AUDITORIUM, 1720 Bell Street SW, on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Bob Findley officiating. Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Those who would like are invited join the family at the Royal Canadian Legion, Ortona Room, 702 – 2nd Street SE, at 5:00 p.m. Memorial gifts in Han's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent through or to [email protected] subject heading Johanna Bouman.

1 Dunmore Road SE
T1A 1Z5 Medicine Hat , AB