In Memory of






Obituary for Maria Neelina Zylstra (Van Dyke)

ZYLSTRA, Maria Neelina (Lina)
Passed away surrounded by her loving family at Innisfree House (Hospice), Kitchener, ON on Monday February 26, 2024, at age 85 years. Born April 24, 1938, in the Netherlands. Lina Immigrated to Canada in 1952, going to Niagara Falls, ON. There she met Thomas A. Zylstra and a few years later they married in July 1957. They soon went to Galt (Cambridge) to build a house, started a business and start a family. Lina had three children, Mary-Lou, Tom Jr. (Joanne) and Nancy (Ken). Lina had one passion, singing ! She studied for many years and became a very accomplished vocalist, sharing her talent when she had the opportunity. She loved her family, her church family and her Lord and Saviour. Lina (Oma) will be missed by her loving husband Tom, her children and her six grandchildren, Andrew (Jennifer), Allison (Mike), Raymond (Alison), Douglas (Jisoo), Benjamin (Jordyn), Janice and ten great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, 94 Elgin Street, S., Cambridge, ON N1R 5G5 on Friday March 8, 2024, from 10 am with Service to follow in the church at 11 am. Following the Service coffee will be served at the church from 12:30 pm – 2 pm. Final resting place will be at Glen Morris Cemetery, with burial to take place at 9:15 am. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Innisfree House or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.