BEERKENS, Nellie (née Sevriens)

November 11th, 1935 – December 26th, 2018

Nellie Beerkens, 83, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 in Ottawa, Ontario.

Nellie is lovingly remembered by her husband Gerald of 60 years, her children: Gary (Cathy), John (Katrina), Rudy (Patti), Nancy (Peter) and Sonya (Dave); fondly remembered by her six grandchildren (Crystal, Jeffrey [Crystal], Tamara, Hanna, Jack and Danya) and four great-grandchildren (Cayden, Brianna, Fayth and Ethan); and sadly missed by her many friends from Wawa, Ontario.

Nellie is greatly missed by her loving family in Venlo, Holland: her six sisters (Mien, Maria, Trix, Tilla, Fien, and Anne-Miek) and four brothers (Sjraar, Sjaak [deceased], Hai, and Frans [deceased]).

Visitation will be held at 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Saturday, December 29th, 2018 at the Tubman Funeral Home, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean, Ontario.  A Funeral Mass will be held in Wawa, Ontario on a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.


  1. Susan and Erle Kirby

    Dear Gerald and family. We send our most sincere condolences on the passing of dear Nellie. She was a kind and giving woman and we have missed her bright spirit and lovely voice. She has once again found peace and that lovely voice in heaven.

  2. Darleen and Rick Dickson

    We want to send our deepest condolences to Gerald and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.