July 31, 1926 (Friesland, NL) – June 13, 2009 (Abbotsford)
On June 13, surrounded by family, Hannah Gietema went on to her heavenly home. She loved her husband, family, and life on the farm in Sumas Prairie. Above all, she loved the Lord. She will be missed by her husband of 57 years, Fred, and her children, Gertie and John Fictorie, Ann and Carl Van Harten, Helene and Ken Vanderveen, Sharon and Ed Vandenberg, Harv and Brigitte Gietema, Evelyn and Eric Van Egmond, Ruby and Enno Meijers, and Debbie and Ed Groot as well as 40 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She will also be missed by her brother and sisters, Dan and Ina Beuckens, Ducke Beuckens, and Pytsje and Geert Andringa.
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18.
Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at Gateway Community C.R.C. on Thursday, June 18, 2009, 2884 Gladys Ave., Abbotsford.