With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Sarah-Lynn van der Zijl (MacLeod) on August 3rd at Beausejour Hospital surrounded by family.
Sarah-Lynn was predeceased by her father Stephen MacLeod. She is survived by her husband Harm-jaap van der Zijl, her mother Linda MacLeod, her brother Benjamin MacLeod (Steven), parents in law Sytse and Hennie van der Zijl, sister in law Maaike van der Zijl and brother in law Lasse van der Zijl and her best friend Cassandra Page. She will be dearly missed by her extended family and many friends.
Sarah Lynn was born in Peterborough Ontario June 4, 1985. Sarah had a taste for the finer things in life, she always enjoyed a nice dinner and a glass of wine cuddled up with her dog Jaida. Always giving her all and striving to accomplish all her goals. She was always the first to offer help to anyone in need. She would never turn down a good cup of tea with a friend. Her first love was horses, she could always be found anywhere around the barn, especially with her horse Benny.
Over the last few years Sarah operated VDZ Training and Sales with her husband Harm. She was able to combine her passion of horses with her love of teaching and mentoring. She shaped many lives through her coaching both on and off the horses.
Sarah will be remembered for her contagious laugh, big smile, and her passion to help others.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday August 15,2020 at 3pm at Sarah and Harm's family farm near Beausejour, MB.
Special thanks to all the health care workers at HSC Women's Hospital and Beausejour Hospital.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donation to be made to Cancer Care Manitoba.
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