Bohmer; Grada Maria
January 8, 1929 – January 22, 2015
With appreciation for a life lived with tremendous unselfishness and gratitude, we announce the passing of an amazing mother, grandmother, great grandmother, Grada Bohmer. Mother left us peacefully on the morning of January 22, 2015, at Valley Haven, Chilliwack. Grada was born in Heteren, Gelderland, Netherlands on January 8, 1929. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Christiaan Bohmer; her son, Ben, and son-in-laws, John Munro, Rob Takken, Micheal Schur and Rick Sommerfeld.
Grada will be survived by her eight daughters, Elizabeth (Betty), Corrie Takken, Greta Munro (Bob), Jane Murray (Campbell), Susan Hylkema (John), Mary Sommerfeld (Rick), Ann Woodrow (Terry), Chris Hrusik (Scott), her 25 grandchildren, and her 9 great grandchildren. Grada and Chris were married on February 11, 1950, and immigrated to Warwick, Quebec in April, 1950. In 1955 with their 3 children, they moved to New Westminster, BC. Shortly after they dairy farmed for 11 years in Aldergrove, BC. In 1971 Chris and Grada purchased a dairy farm on McGuire Rd, in Chilliwack, with their 9 children many wonderful memories
were created here! Anybody that knew Grada will not forget her beautiful smile, and kind words along with her never ending thankfulness. She was a devoted mother and had a lovely sense of humour we will greatly miss. We would like to give a heart felt thank you to the 3rd Floor Staff at Valley Haven for their compassionate care and great respect for our Mom. Also thanks to Dr. Quinton Smith for his constant compassionate care. Funeral mass will be held on Jan 31, at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s, Chilliwack – prayers on Friday, Jan 30th at 7:00PM
WE LOVE YOU MOM!!! —
Betty – Corrie – Greta – Jane – Susan – Mary – Ann – Chris