Nyland, Trientje “Tryn”

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.


  1. beste Rik ,Brenda,Len en Carolyn

    hierbij de condoleance voor het verlies van jullie moeder en sterkte gewenst
    Eric Roelfina en zoon thijs

  2. Dear Rick & Brenda, Len & Carolyn,
    With this I’d like to condole the death of your mother Tryn. I did not know here Carolyn well , only that they have brought a holiday visit in Holland, and the stories of the holiday from my parents Jan and Marchien to Canada. Much strength is desired by us, Greetings.

    Beste Rik, Brenda, Len & Carolyn, bij deze wil ik jullie condoleren met het overlijden van jullie moeder Tryn. Ik heb haar niet zo goed gekend alleen dat zij een vakantie bezoek hebben gebracht in Holland, en de verhalen van de vakantie van mijn ouders Jan en Marchien aan Canada. Nog veel sterkte gewenst door ons,
    Vriendelijk groetend Karin Leendert and Children Leon, Anne, and Elke.

  3. Hello family, we would like to wish much strength to carry the loss of ‘tante” Tryn.
    Mum, tante Lammie, gave me the address of this site and asked if i could leave a message on behalf of here. We talk a lot about the times mum and dad spent in Canada with all of you. I still have some very nice memories from the time i spend in Canada about 30 years a go. Lammie gave me recently some pictures from that holiday. Tante Tryn and oom Popke are on a few of those pictures, really nice.
    Best wishes from Holland.

    Lammie, Gijs, René

  4. Rik ,Brenda,Len en carolyn.
    Gecondoleerd met het overlijden van jullie moeder.
    Wat blijft zijn de mooie herrineringen aan een lieve vrouw,en moeder en oma.
    wens jullie veel sterkte toe voor de toekomst.
    namens ons allemaal.
    luchina ,jet ,henk en de kids lotus en linden.
    wim en carola , belinda,willem-jan,marita en luna.

  5. Rik, Brenda, Len & Carolyn – Your Mom was a memorable lady. We offer our deepest condolences to all of you and the entire family. I’m sure Tryn will be greatly missed but has left all who knew her with cherished memories. Take care.
    Lydia Labre (nee Noel)

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