Geertruida (Trudy) Wensveen

Born 31 October 1915 in the Netherlands, Trudy passed away 29 October 2014, two days before her 99th birthday, at Durand Manor in Golden B.C.

Predeceased by her husband Frans Wensveen in 1978.

They immigrated to Canada in 1954 with their children. Erica Badior (Mark) of Golden, Selma Martinez of Blackfalds Alberta, and Edo (Belinda) Wensveen of Galiano Island. She had seven grandchildren: Renee, Kirsten, Geordie, Tima, Trisha, Kim and Claire; and eight great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her younger sister Narda Everts of New Zealand.

Trudy was quite active in the horticulture societies in both Midland Ontario and in Vernon B.C. She was a flower arrangement judge for the fall fair in Midland, and co-taught a class of public school children to work with flower arranging and other projects with plants and flowers.

She always knitted, crocheted and embroidered a lot. She was a member of a spinning group and spun her own wool and knit it into sweaters or baby blankets. She also belonged to the spinning group in Golden, often joined the group and told lots of stories as well as taught some members how to knit certain patterns.

In her senior years she looked after watering the plants at Abbeyfield House until she was not able to do this any more.

A memorial celebration tea will be held at Abbeyfield House Thursday, November 6 at 1:30pm until 3:30pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Trudy’s favourite charities, Doctors Without Borders, Covenant House, and MADD.

Donations may also be made to Abbeyfield House in Golden B.C.


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