SLOMP, GepkePosted: November 26th, 2015
1921 – 2015
The family and dear friends of Gepke Slomp (nee Koops) are saddened to announce that, on the evening of November 22, 2015 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Gepke went to be with her Lord and Saviour. She was just shy of her 94th birthday.
Gepke was born in the Smilde, Netherlands on November 28, 1921. She immigrated to Canada to marry Tim Slomp in Iron Springs, Alberta in 1949. They worked together on their farm in Coaldale until Tim’s passing in 1983. Gepke remained on the farm renting out her land until, after 62 years, she moved to Lethbridge in 2011. Gepke lived a contented life, by the grace of God. She enjoyed her evenings with her friends, playing games and socializing. She was a determined and hardworking woman, devoted to her Lord and her church.
Gepke was predeceased by her loving husband, Tim Slomp, brothers Dick, Wieger and Henk Koops, sister, Willemina (Mini) Joustra, in-laws, Henry & Grace Deunk, Evert Borkent and Henny Dronkelaar and Rolenius Joustra. She is survived by her brother, Harm Koops and sister, Reik Bouman and many nieces and nephews in Holland. Also surviving her is John Joustra (Anita, son’s Christopher, Jesse & Loren) of North Vancouver, B.C., Harry Joustra (Judy) of Kelowna, B.C. and Debbie Joustra-Pel (John Pel, Amanda, Elysha & Cameron) of Burnaby, B.C.. Gepke is also survived by sister-in-law, Jenny Borkent of Brooks, Alberta, brother-in-law John Slomp (Agnes) of Brooks, Alberta, Henry Dronkelaar of Picture Butte, Alberta and Henry Slomp (Willemien) of Picture Butte, Alberta and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by special friends, Gerrit & Norma Van Dewal, Casey Verschoor, Riet Scheffer and nephew John & Val Deunk
The family of Gepke would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Black Rock Terrace Senior’s Home, Alberta Ambulance Services, Chinook Regional Hospital Emergency Department. Special thanks to the Doctors and the nursing staff in ICU for their wonderful care during her short stay. We would also like to extend a special thank you to Riet Scheffer and Gerrit Van Dewal for their loving devotion to Gepke over the past years.
John 15: 16
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you . . .
Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects at 11:30am on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at TRINITY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 40 Ave N, Lethbridge.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Visit www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.