McBride, Geesje of St. Thomas and formerly of Dundas, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, August 11th, 2013 at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, at the age of 70. Dearly loved wife and best friend of 49 years of Gregory McBride and loved mother of Tammy and her husband Dr. Rob Black of St. Thomas and Sean and his wife Kristina McBride of Brantford. Much loved grandmother of Tom, Dan, Christine, Colleen, Darcy, Laura and Cameron. Dear sister of Andre Scholten and Janny Bruijn. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Geesje was born in Meppel, The Netherlands on October 28th, 1942, the daughter of the late Grietje (Westerhuis) and Gerrit Scholten. She came to Canada in 1952. Geesje was retired from Valley City Manufacturing in Dundas having worked there for over 32 years. She was a member of St. Anne’s Church and was a long time member of St. Augustine’s Parish in Dundas.
The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Church on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Lupus Ontario.