April 2, 1921 – May 21, 2012
at the age of 91 years


“Trientje (Tryn) Nyland (nee dewal) died peacefully in Salmon Arm on May 21, 2012  at the age of 91 years.  Her family was at her side.   She was predeceased by her husband Popke (Pete) in 2006, and her brother Jan dewal in Holland.

 Tryn was born in Holland and emigrated to Canada in June, 1953, settling in Salmon Arm in 1955.  With a young family to support, she worked at several jobs, including Noca Dairy (where A&W is now).  She ran a small corner store across from the former J.L. Jackson school where she made the best French fries.  As with any marriage, she was the mainstay of support for Pete’s ventures in Salmon Arm Taxi in 1957 and later his venture into real estate sales.  She was also of great support to Rik and Len’s interest in various sports.  When “J” Lanes started the bowling alley, she and Pete were among the first to get involved in the various leagues, winning numerous trophies for high averages etc.  Tryn also loved to fish and went as often as they could, on the Shuswap Lake as well as some of the smaller lakes in the area.  Her favourite was Summit Lake near Nakusp. 

She is survived by her sons, Rik (Brenda Brierley)  and Len (Carolyn) both of Salmon Arm, brother Klaus (Trientje)  dewal in Holland, sister Lammie (Gys) Wardenburg also in Holland, grandchildren, Todd (Leah)  Nyland of Langley, Tonya (Simon) Larvin in Salmon Arm, Tracey Nyland in Lethbridge, and Tasha Nyland in Salmon Arm, her great grandchildren, Teagan Larvin in Salmon Arm, and Trevor and Reese Nyland in Langley.

The family would especially like to thank the staff at Piccadilly Care Centre for their care of Tryn.   They became her extended family for the past four plus years and she felt so secure there.

There will be a private family service at a later date.”

Obvious Fischers is in charge of arrangements and cremation.

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