It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Angela Sieben van Grinsven on July 6, 2018 at the age of 55 years after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
Angela was born and raised in Calgary, attending Holy Name School, St. Michael’s School and St Mary’s High School. She graduated the Culinary Arts program at SAIT.
Angela is lovingly remembered by her husband Rob van Grinsven; her children Matthew Baezner, Michael & Justina Baezner, Lorelei & Micah Wagner and Thomas Baezner, Kassi & Shilo Zaba, Brad & Melissa van Grinsven and Marlea van Grinsven; her mother Barbara & Ken Coltman; brothers Darryn & Twila Sieben and Chris Sieben; nephews Carter Sieben and Clark Sieben; five grandchildren; aunt’s Ellen & Monroe Kinloch, Betty & Ken Gladu and Marleen & Bob Butchart and their families; uncle Victor Sieben; mother-in-law Corry Tollens and sister-in-law Sharon van Grinsven. Angela was predeceased by her father, Ron Sieben; her grandparents Marven & Barbara Anderberg and Alec & Lena Sieben and uncle’s Henry Sieben and Frank Sieben.
Angela was first and foremost a mother to her children, extended family, close friends and sometimes strangers. Her love for her children knew no bounds and she embraced her role with dedication and love. She never shied away from complete honesty and stuck to her morals and her faith, while bringing out the best in those around her.
She found new love with Rob in the last year of her life and they were eager to begin their lives together as a loving couple, grandparents and role models for their families.
Angela will be missed every day by those she touched, we will celebrate her memory with acts of kindness and gratitude.
A celebration of Angela’s life will take place on Monday July 16, 2018 at Southview Alliance Church, Pastor Robin Johnson presiding, 20200 Walden Boulevard SE at 2:00 pm. We would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and Staff of Unit 42 at the Foothills Hospital for their dedication, care and compassion. If desired, in lieu of flowers tributes may be directed to Southview Alliance Church in her memory.