Skip to content

MEMORIAM – Coquitlam chapter activist Anita Van Ginkel passes away

Council of Canadians chapter activist Anita Van Ginkel passed away on February 3 at the age of 73. Anita was the president of the Coquitlam chapter of the Council of Canadians for many years.

The Tri-City News notes, “A celebration of life will be held Sunday March 2 for longtime Tri-Cities community activist Anita Van Ginkel, who died recently. …Van Ginkel was involved in community organizations such as Delta Kappa Gamma, the Coquitlam Retired Teachers’ Association, the local Council of Canadians and the Coquitlam Farmers Market.”

Her obituary tells us, “Born in Port Alberni, raised in Nanoose Bay and Nanaimo, she settled on the mainland after finishing her teaching degree at UBC. She is fondly remembered by students and colleagues in Coquitlam District, where she taught for most of her career.”

Council of Canadians activist Eunice Parker will be speaking at Anita’s memorial this Sunday at 2 pm at Inlet Theatre in Port Moody.

The Council of Canadians extends its condolences to Anita’s friends and family, including to her daughter, former Port Moody city councillor Cynthia Van Ginkel.