HASLAM, Johanna Henrietta
Jan 2 1936-Nov 27 2007
Johanna was born in Amsterdam Holland,suffered greatly under the occupying forces mainly through shortage of food in WW2. Immigrated to Canada in the early fifties settled in Roberts Creek BC on the Sunshine Coast, were she married Jim Postlewaite in 1971. After moving to Alert Bay Jim worked as engineer with BC Ferries, retired, passed away in 1985 Johanna remarried Robert Haslam in 1994 until her passing recently.
Johanna is survived by her son Robert Van de Meberg of Vancouver, stepdaughter Jamis Lopez of Calgary, stepson Todd Waite of acting fame of Houston U. S A. and by her husband Robert Haslam of Alert Bay BC.
A daughter Diane, aged three was accidentally drowned in 1965. Johanna was active in community affairs,was a J.P. until she retired, was involved with the senior housing organization, worked in the local bank ,and a bookkeeper for the Alert Bay Shipyards. Johanna was an accomplished pilot with several hundred hrs experience Johanna was predeceased by her father, underground war hero Arie de Hon. She is survived by her mother Henrietta Poster Amsterdam, brother Ron de Hon, and sister, Yvonne Carol, all living in Holland.
She was a loved and respected member of the community, and will be greatly missed by all especially her husband Robert. Memorial services will be held in the Canadian Legion Alert Bay, B.C. at 1 pm, Sat Dec 15.
In lieu of flowers donations to Helping Hands would be appreciated.