December 12, 1943 – October 22, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of our dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister.
Gerda passed away suddenly October 22, 2021.
Gerda was born in Berkenwoude, the Netherlands on December 12, 1943. In 1964 she married Herman Wilbrink and worked alongside him. Together they ran a butcher shop in Friesland and served the public for many years. In 1976 they immigrated to Canada and became owners of Four Oaks Delicatessen and Meats in Chilliwack, from which they retired in 2002.
Gerda was predeceased by both her parents, her husband Herman (2019), her sisters-in-law Ali and Hermien, and her brother-in-law Gerrit.
Mom will be sadly missed by her loving children, Herman (Wenna), Wilma (Errett), Marcel (Deb), and Gerald (Danielle) 17 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
There will be an opportunity to offer condolences in a drive-by setting at Bethel Netherlands Reformed church Wednesday October 27th between 7-8pm.
The funeral will be the following Thursday, October 28th and 10 am also at Bethel Netherlands Reformed church, Rev. P. Van Ruitenburg officiating, interment following at Chilliwack Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers a donation to Sunset Manor would be appreciated.
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