Christine GEERTSMA

GEERTSMA, Christine (Tina) (Veenstra)

April 24, 1924 – January 17, 2014

The family of Tina Geertsma of Pitt Meadows would like to announce her passing into glory and into the arms of Jesus just before noon on Friday, January 17/14. Predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Marten Geertsma on October 10/03. Survived by her family Ann Hamming (Martin), Rose Lehna (Barry), Henrietta Vanderkooi (Ken), Janet Bennett (Mel), Shirley Leyenhorst (Eric), Hank Geertsma (Lorena). Also survived by 20 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren with two on the way. Mom and Dad immigrated from Holland in 1951, settling first in Cloverdale and then in Langley. In 1958, they started dairy farming in the Pitt Polder. Mom knew how to stretch a penny making hand made clothes for her family. She cooked and cared for a number of hired men that worked the dairy farm. Locally she volunteered many years for the ‘Meals on Wheels’ program and was always mindful of those that were shut-in. Mom enjoyed playing the harmonica in her church and for those in rest homes. A stroke in 2005 took away her independence but even though she could no longer speak, her welcoming smile always lit up the room. The family wishes to extend its sincerest thanks to the caring staff at Elim Village who loved “Momma Tina”. A memorial service will be held at the Maple Ridge Christian Reformed Church, 20245 Dewdney Trunk on Friday, January 24 at 11am.

“Till we meet again”

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