Geertruid DE JONG

Geertruid DE JONG

DE JONG; Geertruid

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear Mom, Grandma and Great-grandma, Mrs. Geertruid (Truus) De Jong, late of Abbotsford, BC who passed away after a short illness, on January 3, 2015 at the age of 81 at Christine Morrison Hospice. She is survived by: Victor (Beryl), Dan (Ann), Tina (Martin) Houweling, Irene (Albert) DeLange, John (Louise), Wayne (Marlene), Mariann (Jason) Valstar, 26 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her husband, John. Knowing fully that her hope and strength was in her Lord and Savior Jesus, she was filled with peace and courage during her one month hospital stay. Mom was born June 25, 1933 to Dirk and Minka Vanderklok in the Netherlands, the first of 6 children. The family immigrated to Canada in August 1952. She met our Dad in Ladner, where they married and had 7 children. They farmed in Ladner until April 1973 and then purchased their own farm in Deroche, BC. Our Dad, John passed away in 1979 and Mom continued farming for a number of years then moved to Abbotsford and had many wonderful years with her community at Cascade Court. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Living Hope Christian Reformed Church at 34631 Old Clayburn Road, Abbotsford, BC, with Pastor Dan Tielmann officiating. Interment was held at Hazelwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Truus (Geertruid) may be made to Christine Morrison Hospice. The family so appreciated the love and gentle care shown to Mom by the staff during her stay and also to the family as we came to visit. Tributes and condolences may be left at:

Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534

Abbotsford News

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