It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother Gerda on April 15, 2008. Born in Odense, Denmark January 2, 1924. Gerda immigrated to Canada in 1953 with her children and husband William(Bill) where she worked tirelessly to make a home in her new country. Our loving mother was a model of dignity and poise and the cornerstone of our family.
Predeceased by her husband Bill, Gerda is survived by her children, Hanne Gladstone(Terry), Steen Hjort (Betty), Inge Cathers(Ken), Anette Hjort. Many grand and great-grandchildren brothers and sisters in Denmark.
A memorial of Gerda’s life will be held Friday May 2, 2008 at 1pm with tea after in the Hope Lutheran Church, 2174 Departure Bay Rd., Nanaimo, BC.
Donations in lieu of flowers to the Heart Foundation.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Nanaimo Travelers Lodge for their loving care during our mother’s last years.