GRISNICH GijsbertusPosted: September 2nd, 2015
Gijsbertus Jacobus (Gilbert) Grisnich
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 1 Thess. 4:13
Grieving in hope we announce the passing away of our dear husband, father, father-in-law and Opa Gijsbertus Jacobus (Gilbert) Grisnich of Fort Macleod on September 1, 2015 at the age of 83 after a brief, patiently born illness. Gilbert was born in Hoofdorp, the Netherlands on April 3, 1932. He immigrated to Iron Springs, Alberta with his parents and family in 1948. He met his wife Anneke (Joanne) Guliker there and they married on May 3, 1956. Gilbert and Joanne raised their famiy in Lethbridge and Chilliwack, retiring in Fort Macleod. Gilbert is survived by his loving wife Joanne, his seven children; Marian (Martin) Neels, Ron (Jane), Nita (Russ) Traber, Edith, John (Audrey), Annette (Jerry) Beusekom, Geraldine (Bert), 34 grandchildren, and 52 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Jane, his parents Reijer and Gerarda Grisnich, his brother Wim, infant brother Gerrit, and more recently his brothers, Gerrit, John, Ray, and Cornelius and sister Alice Barendregt. Brothers-in-law Henk VanderVeen, Willem Vossebelt, Theo Leeuwenburgh and Case Barendregt. A Funeral Service will be held at Bethel Free Reformed Church (Monarch, Alberta) at 10:30am on Friday September 4th with Pastor Eric Moerdyk officiating.