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Aafke Portena

Feburary 28, 1937- July 26, 2023

Passed away peacefully with family by her side at Stratford Rotary Hospice on Wednesday July 26, 2023 at the age of 86. Aafke's greatest love was her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Beloved wife of the late Willem- Jan Portena (2019) whom she married in 1959. Loving mother of Mike (Theresa) Portena, Bettina (at peace 2018) (Henk) Schuurmans, and Rick (Ingrid) Portena. Special Beppe of Joanne (Brendan), Gina (Jordan), Ryan (Lindsay), Marco (Zoé), Jim (Kate), Tom, Eric (Romy), Lize (Andrew), Emily (Brodie), Carmen (Kiel), Kristen (Brett), René and Great-Beppe of Ellie, Leni, Hadlee, Presley, Sully, Arian, Evy, Lucas and Jacob. Fondly remembered by her extended family and friends in the Netherlands and Canada.

Predeceased by her parents Nammen and Harmina Faber

Relatives and friends will be invited to share their memories at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 345 Elizabeth St. E, Listowel, on Sunday July 30 from 6 - 8 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Aafke's life will be held at Bethel Christian Reformed Church on Monday July 31, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Cameron Oegema officiating. Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood. Reception at Bethel Christian Reformed Church to follow.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Stratford Rotary Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home

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The recording will be available to watch at anytime by using the link above.


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