Out, Cornelia Johanna “Nel”

January 20, 1929 – April 8, 2020
at the age of 91 years

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Cornelia Johanna Out.
Nel was born in Wormerveer, Netherlands and came to Canada in August of 1966. She made a life for herself in the Cloverdale area where she owned and managed a seniors care facility. Nel enjoyed travelling,  cooking and had an innate love of animals and their well being. She was a lifetime member of various animal advocate groups including the BCSPCA, PETA, and IFAW. Nel was a very good cook and enjoyed preparing flavorful and usually spicy dishes.
Nel was a very strong and independent person which helped her through her hardest times dealing with the effects of a brain aneurysm in 1992. This condition left her partially paralyzed and with a speech impediment. With her strong spirit, Nel continued to travel, cook, drop a few dollars at the casinos which she loved and play board games which she hated to lose. Nel managed well on her own, meeting new friends and enjoying the antics of her favorite feline Archie.

Nel was predeceased by her husband Justus, as well as her stepsons Justus Jr. and John.  She is survived by her son David,her sister Corrie and family in Holland as well as her stepchildren Ina (David), Nick (Janet), Rick (Sandra), Marilyn (Randy), Gerry (Susan), and step daughter in laws Thirza (Kam) and Kelly. She also leaves 13 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff at Andover Place for their kindness and support of Nel over the last few years. A special thanks to Thirza and Kam for all they did to make Nel comfortable during her times of need.
In lieu of flowers a donation towards any animal advocate society would be welcomed.


  1. During my time at Andover Terrace it was my pleasure to know Nel. The way she whipped around in her electric chair was awesome. There were times when I think she should have been given a “ticket”! I learnt about true Delft Bleu From her. Nel will remain in my memory for a long time. Rest well Nel.

  2. Norm and I enjoyed our coffee visits over the years. When the boys were young she would spread out the dining room table for their drawing efforts. The table had thick Europium table cloth with clear plastic on it.
    In 2018 I was amazed she could do all her laundry by herself, including bedding and use the washer and dryer. She kept up her high standards her whole life.

  3. (Tante) Dora Tessel sends her condolences to the Out family. She has good memories of visiting Nel and speaking ‘Hol-english’ together.
    We are all sorry to hear about her sudden passing.

    Dora Tessel and Marcel en Dorry

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