Jeltje “Jill” Vander Veen

August 11, 1944 - July 10, 2022

Funeral Details: Private family arrangements

Jill passed away peacefully with her niece Sharon VanderVeen and Jeff Howard at her side.  Jill was born in Franeker, the Netherlands as daughter of the late Cornelis VanderVeen and Albertje Kobes VanderVeen.  Predeceased by her life partner of 22 years, Bruce Palmer.  Beloved sister of Klaas (Nan), Andy, Christiaan (Ann), Rinske (Hans), and Rinke (Sonya).  Predeceased by her brothers Tjitse “Jim”, Jacob “Jace” and sister-in laws Iemkje and Alice.

Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews as a caring, fun, and very cool aunt.

She is lovingly remembered by her friends, especially Val Daws, Michael Cross, Frank and Heike Wilks.  She was known as a kind and gentle soul.

In her words “Peace and Love to everyone”.

Online memories and condolences may be made at

Peaceful Transition Simcoe


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  • Rinske Van Brederode
    Posted on: Sunday, July 17, 2022 Reply

    What fun times we had walking along the Danforth and checking out all the little shops. She will be sorely missed!

    Peace and Love Jill!!

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