SYTSMA, Jennie

Posted: December 6th, 2018


April 12, 1919 – December 2, 2018

“I have fought the good fight,

I have finished the race,

I have kept the faith”

– 2 Timothy 4: 7

The Lord took unto Himself our dear mother, grandma (Beppe), great-grandma and great-great-grandma. She passed away peacefully on December 2, 2018 at Extendicare Fairmont Park at the age of 99 years.

Mom & Dad were blessed with ten children, John (Ineke) Sytsma, Gerry (Florence) Sytsma, Richard (Jean) Sytsma, Barbara (Harry) Halma, Weltje (John) Gouw, Wynne (Uilke) Bouwman, Wilma (Andy) Van Biert, Rita (Harry) Brouwer and Jim (Deb) Sytsma, as well as 32 grandchildren and their spouses, 66 great- grandchildren and their spouses, two great-great-grandchildren and many nephews, nieces and their families.

She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Wipkje, in 1948 and her husband, Peter, in 2009. Mom was the last survivor of five siblings and parents Gerrit & Baukje Spijksma.

Mom was born on April 12, 1919 in IJlst, Friesland, The Netherlands. As a young lady, she became a seamstress, married Peter in 1940, had seven children and joined Dad in the bakery business. After the family immigrated to Canada in 1951, Mom & Dad were blessed with three more children. They continued the bakery business in Bow Island and later moved to Lethbridge in 1970. They were members of Maranatha CRC. Mom loved the Lord and served Him faithfully and was a social and hospitable person. She and Dad enjoyed traveling to visit family and friends.

Family and friends are invited to a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 2:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

A Memorial Service will be held at MARANATHA CRC, 260 McGill Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 1:00 P.M.

A Private Family Interment will be held prior to the Memorial Service.

Thank you to the staff at Extendicare Fairmont Park, Dr. H. Leam and other physicians for all of your compassionate care. She will be greatly missed.

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