Jacoba Nydam Obituary, Death Cause – Jacoba Nydam (née Leegwater), who was 95 years old when she passed away on May 24, 2023, was welcomed home into the loving arms of Jesus. After a brief battle with sickness, Jacoba was able to go to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance and pass away in comfort with her family at her side. She was the daughter of the late Jan and Hendrikje Leegwater and was born in Schermerhorn, New Netherlands. devoted wife of the late Gerben Nydam (2010) for the last 59 years. Gerben passed away in 2010. Dedicated and cherished mother of Fred (Laura) Nydam, Joanne (Ralph) Hamminga, Susan (Tom) Walter, John (Lisa) Nydam, Clarence (Angie) Nydam, Gary (Joanne) Nydam, and Anita (Calvin) Dreise. She is survived by her children and grandchildren.
Known as Oma to her 29 grandkids and 31 great-grandchildren, she was cherished by everyone. Beloved sister of Corrie Vinke of the Netherlands, as well as sister-in-law to Ida Divencenzo of Hamilton, as well as Lies, Annie, and Renee of Holland.
Jacoba was preceded in death by her son Fred (2010), her two grandkids Kevin and Derek Nydam, her son-in-law Robert Kennedy, and her grandson-in-law Peter Wrobel. She also had a son-in-law named Robert Kennedy.
She had a genuine affection for people, and as a result, she constantly welcomed visitors into her house. She worked for the Red Cross, she worked for Tele.
care, and she also taught house Economics at the Christian School in addition to taking care of her seven children and the house they shared together. During the course of her life, she paid a number of visits to those who were housebound and offered her time and skills in a variety of settings. Jacoba’s passion for sewing led her to create a wide variety of garments for her family, ranging from winter coats to wedding gowns. She was very patient as she instructed her children and grandkids in knitting, crocheting, and sewing. Both the First Christian Reformed Church of Chatham and Calvin Christian School benefited much from her involvement and assistance over a long period of time.