Gerarda Maria (Gerda)
March 24, 1924 — May 14, 2005
Gerda Pietersma was predeceased by her husband Jakob and infant daughter Johanna. She will be lovingly remembered by all who knew her. Gerda had four daughters; Teresa Hanson (Ben) of Edmonton, Maria Horsfall (Ray) of Campbell River, Emma Brigdon (Dave) of Langley and Yvonne Worsley (Rick) of Langley. She had 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren who lit up her smile every time she saw them. Gerda will be greatly missed by her sisters in the Netherlands; Annie Hylkema and Miep DeGraaf as well as her dear step sister Christine Van Doorn of Victoria who was always there for mom. Gerda and Jake brought their family to Canada in 1951 and spent their early years in Edmonton, Alberta raising their family before residing in the lower mainland. They were very involved in the church in Chilliwack where they also made many close friends. Gerda moved to Campbell River in November of 2003 so she could be closer to family. She loved going for walks and spending time with family. She enjoyed time at the Campbell River Adult Care Society where she was involved in many activities. Thank you to Dr. K. Graham, the staff and friends at the Adult Care Society, the Campbell River Home Support staff who helped mom daily and the doctors and nurses at the Campbell River Hospital who were there for Gerda in her final hour.
Mother, Grandmother, Sisterand Friend
We all love you so much, you will forever be in our hearts
A graveside service will take place at Campbell River Cemetery, Hwy 28 (Gold River Highway) on Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 10:30 A.M. with Pastor Hans Overduin of Chilliwack officiating. Arrangements entrusted to ISLAND FUNERAL SERVICES/ELK FALLS CREMATORIUM, 103 – 909 Island Highway, Campbell River. Donations made in Gerda’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon, PO Box 741, Campbell River, B.C. V9W 6J3 would be appreciated.
ISLAND FUNERAL SERVICES
& ELK FALLS CREMATORIUM
and Memorial Chapel
#103-909 Island Highway