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Arrangements for Debbie’s Funeral

 
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Arrangements for Debbie’s Funeral
by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 23 May 2012, 10:15 PM
 

Debbie’s Funeral

Debbie 17th May 2012Debbie spent many moments talking to Maggie and Henry about her wishes for after her death. One of those wishes was that she wished to be buried at home in China, and we have spent the past days going through the complicated procedures required to enable this to happen.

Here in Holland, three main events are planned, tomorrow and Friday: On Thursday evening there will be an opportunity for people to say farewell to Debbie and say their condolences to Debbie’s family. There will also be an opportunity to do this at the Church Service, to on coming Friday at the Church on the Boerhaavestraat 62, Apeldoorn. Speakers at the Church will include representatives of Debbie’s family and friends, and Wittenborg. After the Church service, everyone is invited to a after service reception at Wittenborg University, Laan van de Mensenrechten 500, Apeldoorn.

The programme for Thursday (Tomorrow) is as follows:

19:30 - Saying Goodbye (Afscheid en Condoleren)

Especially for those who cannot make the Service in Apeldoorn on Friday, there is a moment in Epe to meet the family and offer condolences.

  • Time: 19:30
  • Place: Yarden Uitvaartcentrum, Stationsstraat 29, EPE

See Bus details on getting from Apeldoorn to Epe and return see below:

The programme for Friday is as follows:

Note: Wittenborg University will be closed on Friday for the funeral. Students and Staff who wish to leave together should assemble at 11:45 at School. Bus times for getting to the church from school are as follows:

Bus driving schedule Friday 25 of May to the church Boerhaavestraat 62, Apeldoorn

City bus 11 (direction Stadhoudersmolen)

  • Departure           12.16 uur             vertrek busstation Apeldoorn
  • Arrival                   12.24 uur             bushalte Curiestraat, Apeldoorn             

After that 2 min. to walk to the church.

11:00- Leaving Epe

Debbie will be brought from Epe to Apeldoorn, and all hose with cars are asked to join the procession from Epe. Assembly time 11:00 at Yarden Uitvaartcentrum, Stationsstraat 29, EPE

13:00 - The Remembrance Service

The Church Service will be held at Boerhaavestraat 62, Apeldoorn.

  • Time: Service starts at 13:00 and will finish at approximately 14:30
  • Note: there is an opportunity to say goodbye to Debbie and say condolences to the family at the Church, before the service, in the same way as on Thursday.
  • Presents: In many cultures it is custom to give presents to the family at a time such as this. Debbie’s family have said that they wish people only to bring flowers, as Debbie herself wished.
  • Flowers: Debbie asked that there should be flowers, of any sort, but as colourful as possible!

14:30 - The Funeral Reception

After the service, everyone is invited to attend a reception at Wittenborg University. At the reception there will be drinks and snacks and an opportunity for all Debbie’s family, friends and colleagues to meet and reflect together.

  • Time: Reception starts at 15:30 and will finish at 17:00
  • Where: Wittenborg University, at ROC Aventus, Laan van de Mensenrechten 500, Apelldorn

Bus to Epe from Apeldoorn for Thursday Evening:

Bus 202 (direction Heerde)

  • Departure           18.53 uur             bus station Apeldoorn
  • Arrival                   19.28 uur             bus stop  centre Epe

or

  • Departure           19.23 uur             bus station Apeldoorn
  • Arrival                   19.58 uur             bus stop  centre Epe

aprox 7 min. to walk from bus stop to Stationsstraat 29.

Bus from Epe to Apeldoorn for Thursday Evening:

Bus 202 (direction  Apeldoorn)

aprox 7 min. walk to bus stop

  • Departure           19.58 uur             bus stop  centre Epe
  • Arrival                   20.31 uur             bus station Apeldoorn

aprox 7 min. walk

  • Departure           20.28 uur             bus stop  centre Epe
  • Arrival                   21.01 uur             bus station Apeldoorn