Carla Richert (van Nieuwkerk) passed away Saturday June 6th, 2015 at the age of 55. She was born in Maple Ridge, BC to loving parents Ivor and Joan van Nieuwkerk who predeceased her. Carla was a lifelong Summerland resident who is survived by her sister Jacqueline (John) Cimbaro, brothers Adrian (Christine) and Roger (Alexis) van Nieuwkerk, her children Jonathan (Arielle) Richert and Sarah Richert, and grandchildren Arwynn and Hayden Richert. Carla’s perceptive, selfless and nurturing qualities were paramount to her character and will be remembered forever. Her gentle charismatic presence will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends. A memorial service will be held on Thursday June 18th, 2015 at 2:00pm at the Summerland Baptist Church with refreshments to follow. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting

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