Vader – Gertrude “Gertie” of Valleyview Home, St. Thomas passed away peacefully at her late residence on Friday, December 19th, 2014 in her 88th year. Beloved wife of Frank Vader and dearly loved mother of Richard, Ron and his wife Laurie, David and his wife Michele, Dennis and Jeff and his wife Michelle. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Nic (Beverley), Ami, Caitlyn, Jacob, Meaghan, Austin, Ben, Jessica and Justin. Also remembered by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Gertrude was born in Holland on February 27th, 1927, daughter of the late Peter and Mary Loogman. She was a founding member of St. Anne’s Parish, St. Thomas and member of the Catholic Women’s League for over 50 years.
The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas where visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home at 2:00pm. Mass of the Christian Burial will take place at St. Anne’s Parish on Monday morning at 10:00am. Interment to follow in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Elgin-St.Thomas Alzheimer Society.