STETAR, Gertrude

Posted: July 17th, 2018


It is with heavy hearts that our families announce the passing of our dear mother, GERTRUDE STETAR (née Hofman), who passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the age of 87 years.

Gertie was born in Monarch, Alberta on October 28, 1930 and grew up on the family farm north of Monarch. She married Stephen Stetar on July 13, 1950 and lived her whole life in the Monarch-Nobleford area until she moved to Black Rock Terrace in Lethbridge in 2016.

Mom enjoyed gardening, baking, crocheting, doing counted cross-stitching and visiting with family and friends. She enjoyed being an active member of the Nobleford Ag Society and the Nobleford Area Museum Society for many years.

She is survived by her daughter, Wendy (Duane) Gurr, her sons, Bruce (Janet) Stetar and Dereck (Diane) Stetar, her grandchildren, David (Ali), Christopher & Danielle Gurr; Ryan & Tyler (Jessie) Henry and Rose, Jasmine, Garrett & Caleb Stetar, and by her great-grandchildren, Aubrey & Tori Gurr, John & Shekinah Henry and Paisey Henry. Gertie is also survived by her brothers, Dick (Eleanor) Hofman and Ralph (Leatrice) Hofman, her sisters, Hilgonda Harbers, Nellie Plomp and Marjorie Salvucci, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Gertie was predeceased by her husband, Steve Stetar, her parents, John & Gertrude Hofman, her grandson, Scott Henry, her brothers, John Hofman and Ernest Hofman, her sisters, Johanna Jansen, Thelma Nienhuis, Rikie Warmink and Janette Van Egmond, as well as several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Per Gertie’s wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service, but in her honour, a Tea will be held at the NOBLEFORD AREA MUSEUM, 225 Milne Street, Nobleford, Alberta on Friday, July 20, 2018 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at the Monarch- Nobleford Cemetery.

Thank you to the Lethbridge EMS attendants, the medical teams at the Chinook Regional Hospital Emergency Department and the 3B Unit as well as the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit for all the support and care you gave to our mother in her final weeks.

Thank you also to the staff and residents of Black Rock Terrace for all the care and friendship you gave to mom over the last two and a half years.

Memorial donations in Gertie’s name can be made to the Nobleford Area Museum Society, P.O. Box 505, Nobleford, Alberta T0L 1S0.

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