Gunhild Diderika  VAN EYK  (nee Hoogensen)      

Obituary of Gunhild Diderika VAN EYK (nee Hoogensen)      

August 18, 1923 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
April 17, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta


Gunhild’s yacht sails have caught Heaven’s wind. Shrouded in peace, her voyage into the universe is embraced. 

Gunhild van Eyk, beloved wife of the late Antonie van Eyk of Calgary, AB passed away on Friday, April 17, 2020 at the age of 96 years.

Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Gunhild immigrated to Calgary in 1954 with her husband Antonie, and daughter Kristine. Gunhild was an ardent, life-long appreciator of classical music, books, theatre, and films, and an adorer of furry, four-legged friends.  She embraced all stages of life and valued simple pleasures.

Gunhild is survived and lovingly remembered, by her daughter Kristine (Fiona), brother Christiaan (Margaretha), nephews, Willem (Marie) and Arne (Jill), niece Gunhild (Jardar), and generations of extended family across the globe. She was predeceased by her loving husband Antonie.

At Gunhild’s request there will be no Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Gunhild’s name directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB  T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Gunhild’s obituary at

The family would like to thank the staff of Age Care, Brighton West, Seton, for her care.

In living memory of Gunhild van Eyk, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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