Elizabeth Bylholt

November 17, 1929 – December 24, 2020

Elizabeth Bylholt, affectionately known as Liz, passed away peacefully on December 24th.  Liz was born in the Netherlands and as a young adult, she and her husband, Hill Bylholt, set sail for Canada with their young family, sons Hank and Eppo Bylholt, to start a new life.  They arrived in Winnipeg where they raised their boys.  Liz and Hill later retired out to their cottage in Gimli and lived a very active life in Gimli for many years. When Hill passed away, Liz moved back to Winnipeg to be closer to her family and enjoyed an active social life living at Appleton estates.  Liz lead a dynamic and healthy life right up to her 90th birthday. You could often spot her out and about with her son Hank and daughter-in-law Penny or participating in the many activities offered at her residence.  I believe that this kept her young at heart!

There was a lot of love, laughter and friendship in Liz Bylholt’s life.  Even though she is gone now, I know that her legacy will live on in all those who were lucky enough to have shared in her life. She was an incredible wife, mother and grandmother.  Those of us who knew her always felt comfort in her presence with her calm disposition and easy laughter. Her memory will live on in all of our hearts forever. Good-bye Oma.

7 thoughts on “Elizabeth Bylholt

  1. Anonymous

    Liz is a woman who is easy to love, she always made you feel welcome and part of your family. Many enjoyable moments with Liz And Hill at their home and Gimli. She was proud Oma to her great grandmother children. They loved her dearly. Will miss you Liz , I pray your journey to join Hill was an amazing reunion.

  2. Bert Bijlholt

    Lieve Tante Liz,
    We hebben prachtige herinneringen aan u. U was een bijzonder lief mens en ik was bevoorrecht dat u mijn tante was. We hebben altijd veel gelachen wanneer we bij elkaar waren. Ook vele reizen gemaakt met ome Hill, Parijs, Griekenland, Turkije en Tenerife hebben we samen bezocht.
    We zullen u missen maar onze herinneringen aan u zullen voor altijd blijven ❤

    Heel veel liefs,
    Henriette en Bert Bijlholt

  3. Henriette

    Yes oma or, for us ,tante Lies was a realy sweet woman. Whe Only have good memories of her and also of ome Hill . Whe will never forget them💖💖

  4. Joyce Dalmyn

    Liz was a wonderful lady, always supporting Hill where ever he was volunteering. She was very friendly, but preferred to remain behind the scenes. She and Hill adored their granddaughter Cindy, and were very proud of her many accomplishments.
    I’m glad she spend her last years close to family, as she always had a strong relationship with Henk and Penny. (Unfortunately, that meant that I lost touch with her, when she moved.)
    My deepest sympathies to Eppo, Henk, Penny and especially Cindy on the loss of your mom and Oma.

  5. Nellie Smeets

    Condolences to the family Zeppo,Henk,Penny and her grandchildren,,Liz was a wonderful and caring lady got to know Liz and Hill through the Dutch club visited her in Gimli when they were there but lost touch we are so sorry on her passing sincerely Peter and Nellie Smeets (nee Hanssen )

  6. Nellie and Peter Smeets

    Condolences to Her family ,Liz was a very beautiful and caring lady although we lost contact through the years she was always thought of we will miss her Peter and Nellie Smeets

  7. Frederica Borys

    Liz and Hill were good friends of my mother, Snjolaug (Snowy) Peterson when they all lived in Gimli and were members of the senior club, New Horizons. Hill and Liz sang in the choir and Mom was the accompanist. When the Dutch club in Winnipeg required musicians the Bylholts recruited Mom on piano and and Aunt Steina on accordion for their musical show at Folkarama. We teased the two proud Icelanders of turning Dutch! Many happy years cemented their close friendship.

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