Bettina Christian Balke

December 8, 1939 - August 5, 2016

Our beloved matriarch passed away peacefully at home on August 5th, 2016 in her 85th year. Cherished wife of Willem Jan (deceased), proud mother of Michael John, Alexandra ( Sandy), Christopher (Cynthia) and Victoria ( Floris), and loving Oma to Andrew, Oliver, Grace, Charlotte, Alice and Willem. Bettina will be sadly missed by her sisters Jean and Janet in New Zealand and her sister-in-law Lisbet in Holland and her many nieces, nephews and friends around the world. A Memorial Service is to be held at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Picton on Friday August 13th at 11am. If desired, memorial donations to the Salvation Army Picton or the Prince Edward County Public Library would be appreciated by the family. whattamfuneralhome.com