Jantje Cohen-Brakema

Jantje Cohen-Brakema

Jantje Cohen-Brakema passed away peacefully on January 12, 2011 in Kelowna B.C. She was 93 years old.

Jantje, also known by many as Jenny, was born August 18, 1917 in Gronigen, The Netherlands. She was the third of four children.

In 1952, she and her husband immigrated from the Netherlands and settled in Castlegar where she lived until she relocated to Kelowna in 2004 to be near her daughter Marianne.

Jenny was a loving, gentle soul with a quiet nature and lived a simple life. She was an accomplished seamstress and loved gardening, walking, reading and knitting. For close to twenty years she enjoyed volunteering for the Castlegar Hospital Women’s Auxiliary. Her wisdom and strength were an inspiration to many.

She was sadly predeceased by her husband Harry Cohen in 1986 and her son John Cohen in 2003.

Jantje will be forever loved and missed profoundly by her children; Paul Cohen (Lorelei) in Cranbrook, Tressa Hofos (Bryan) in Costa Rica, Marianne Cohen in Kelowna and her daughter-in-law Nan Richardson-Cohen in South Slocan as well as four grandchildren , Sara, Luke, Sparla and Bradley.

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you,

The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace”.

In lieu of flowers donations in Jenny’s memory may be made to the Castlegar and District Hospital Auxiliary Society, Box 3183, Castlegar, BC, V1N 3H5 (Foundation’s Phone #250-304-1209 or Nettie at


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