Went to be with her Lord on Thursday March 10th, 2022, in her 82nd year, with her daughters by her side.
Loving wife to the Late Hank Ten Pas (2017) for 56 years.
Mother to Paul Ten Pas, Patricia & Danny McKay, Linda Ten Pas & Brent Russell.
Grandmother to Andrew Ten Pas, Krista & Carter Cloakey, Katelyn McKay & Jesse Rapson, Kirk Lang and the late Nicholas Lang (2015). Agnes displayed a beautiful rosebush and angel in her garden in memory of her late grandson, whom she adored.
Great grandmother to Cameron Cloakey.
Sister to Gerrit van Veen, Piet (Margaret) van Veen, Alie (Gar) Lee, Clara van Merkestein, Martha (Cees) De Boer.
Sister-in-law to Mary Ten Pas-Barneveld, Teresa de Vries, Wilma Ensing Dianne (Reid) Hackwell, Ben (Chris) Ten Pas.
Predeceased by brother-in-law Albert Ten Pas, Cees Reitkirk, Klaas de Vries, and sister-in-law Helen van Veen.
Agnes loved to play the piano but was never formally trained. She taught herself to play on a pump organ and every family gathering would end with her music. She truly had a gift that she loved to share with everyone. Agnes loved to entertain and did so with grace and love of the season. The detail and attention to each place setting made her guests feel like royalty. Over the years Aggie was a nanny, and eventually owned her own gift shop for 10 years. She delighted in designing floral arrangements and choosing giftware to showcase. In her retirement she enjoyed spending the afternoon outside in her side garden with Hank and her dog Peanut.
Aggie was born in Koudekerk aan den Rijn, Netherlands and in 1948 she immigrated to Canada. She met Hank at church socials. They were married in 1961. One of the most wonderful things about Agnes was her desire to be a mom. Between 1965 -1969 Agnes and Hank were blessed to have a unique family of three chosen children. She gave unconditional love and was a very proud mom, grandmother, wife, friend, and peacekeeper. We will miss her dearly.
Friends and family will be received at the Bethel Christian Reformed Church (345 Elizabeth ST. E Listowel) on Sunday March 13th for visitation from 2-3:30pm, with funeral service to follow. Please join us via the Church’s livestream.
Pastor Henry Meinen officiating.
As expressions of sympathy donations to the Tanner Steffler Foundation or the Alzheimer Society of Huron County would be appreciated.
Cards of sympathy may be sent to Box 13 Brussels, N0G 1H0
Condolences may be left at riversidefuneralhome.ca