…we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 4:14
Engelina (Lini) van Noppen from Oakwood, formerly Port Sydney, Torrance and Ajax, Ontario has been called into the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ her Saviour on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
Lini was born on April 22, 1936 to Nicholas and Hillegonda van den Ham in Bilthoven, Holland. She came to Canada in 1956 and became the dear wife to Ben van Noppen for 63 years. Lini’s patience, gentleness and love was evident as she mothered her five children: Rhoda (deceased) (Paul) Ehrat, Beverly (Paul) Hoddenbagh, Veronica Cawte (deceased), Stanley van Noppen, Benjamin (Debbie) van Noppen. She will be fondly remembered by her 33 grandchildren and 67 great-grandchildren.
Lini dedicated her life to her family. Not only did she care for all the practical needs of a husband and five children as demonstrated by countless hours spent in the kitchen, laundry room, vegetable garden, berry patch etc., she was always available for emotional support, and as a mediator when the kids wanted something but were too afraid to ask Dad! And yes, the occasional spanking when it was warranted!
Lini was passionate. She loved working with her hands and passing her skills onto her daughters and grandchildren. What she was most passionate about was serving her Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. She spent tireless hours serving Him in so many ways.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated:
Foundation of Christian Service, 9 Tracey Road, St. Catharines, ON L2N 1P9, 905-934-8756 or
New Life Prison Ministries, P.O. Box 123, Arva, ON N0M 1C0 https://nlpm.ca/ca/donate/or
There will be a private family service on Friday, March 12, 2021 at Lakeland Funeral & Cremation Centre. Spring interment at Stevenson Cemetery, Port Sydney, Ontario.
***Masks or face coverings will be mandatory and COVID 19 protocols will be in place.***
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Foundation of Christian Service
9 Tracey Road, St. Catharines ON L2N 1P9
New Life Prison Ministries
P.O. Box 123, Arva ON N0M 1C0