Grietje Koiter

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Koiter, Grietje (nee VanHuizen).  On Thursday, September 19, our beloved mom, Grietje Koiter (nee VanHuizen), passed away peacefully in Townsend, Ontario.  While we are sad to say goodbye, we also celebrate that she is once again singing, dancing, and laughing with her Lord and Saviour. Grietje was born on November 14, 1929, in Groningen, the Netherlands. She immigrated to Canada in 1951 and settled in Wallaceburg, Ontario with her husband Warner. Together, they raised five children: Klaas (Wilma), Trixie Wonder (Pieter), Bob (Mary Ann), Nick (Sandra), and David (Aline).  Known for her hospitality, Grietje always had time to sit for a coffee and a chat. She garnered strength and determination from her abiding faith in God and deeply loved her family which included 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She will be missed by many more family and friends in both Canada and the Netherlands. A Celebration of Life will take place on October 12, 2019, at Hagersville Community Christian Reformed Church at 2 pm. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Hyde and Mott Funeral Home, Hagersville. 


Posted by Jeff and Melanie Boersma on
Our heartfelt condolences go out to all the family with Tante Grietje’s passing. What a dear lady she was!! We had hoped to have a bit more time when we were in Ontario at New Year’s 2017-2018 to visit, but we ran out of time. I also remember when I was 12 years old going back to Alberta with 5 hockey sticks from Oom Warner and Tante Grietje under the hood of our car. Still don’t know how we managed it, but it took care and precision. I had one up to the day we moved to Australia. What a great memory! She had such a beautiful smile! I got to talk to her a bit at the first family reunion at John and Hilda’s and took a photo of her. She will be missed. Hugs to everyone.
Posted by Jeff and Melanie Boersma on
Our heartfelt condolences go out to all the family with Tante Grietje’s passing. May the Lord comfort and strengthen you all granting peace.
Posted by Richard Kotier on
My sincere condolences to all the family. Many fond memories of Tante Grietje and visiting the Koiter Residence in Wallaceburg. May the Lord guide and be with you all at this time. Hugs.
Posted by Bill Arends on
My condolences to the Koiter family. She will be missed greatly!
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