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Jenneke Cornelia "Jane" Van Rooyen


Jenneke Cornelia "Jane" Van Rooyen

Jenneke Cornelia "Jane" Van Rooyen – 93, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday afternoon, October 14, 2019, at East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in Eislestein, Holland, she was a daughter of the late Jurrianes and Aaltje (Van Engelenhoven) Peelen.

Jane was a member of First United Church, Truro. An accomplished seamstress, she worked at Don Schelew Dry Cleaners in Dartmouth, Tip Top Taylors in Truro and then owned her own business out of her home. She and her husband owned and operated Edgemere Cabins in Fall River from 1979 – 1990. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, knitting and playing cards. Mom was a very strong lady with a determined will to go on and she led us all by her example.

Jane is survived by her sons, Jack (Kit) Van Rooyen, Hampton, New Brunswick; Jerry (Claire) Van Rooyen, Antigonish; daughters, Ann (Larry) MacCormack, East Mountain; Trudy Van Rooyen, Dartmouth; Aileen Van Rooyen, Halifax; Judy Van Rooyen, Sackville, New Brunswick; ten grandchildren; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Dirk "Dick"; sister, Ali Spelt.

Special thanks are extended to the wonderful staff at East Cumberland Lodge for their amazing and loving care of our mother.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Jane’s family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at First United Church, 711 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiating. Reception will follow in Memorial Hall. Interment in Robie Street Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro. If so desired, donations in Jane’s memory to East Cumberland Lodge (Recreation Department) are welcomed. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Jane’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

Service Date
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Service Time
2:00 PM
Service Location
First United Church, 711 Prince Street, Truro

October 22, 2019
Visitation Time
6-8 PM
Visitation Location
Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro

Burial Date
October 23, 2019
Burial Location
Robie Street Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro

Requested Charity
East Cumberland Lodge (Recreation Department)