Obituary of Johanna Smedema
The Lord called Johanna (“Joan”) Smedema (nee Weststeyn) to her eternal Home on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Born in Loosduinen, the Netherlands on September 7, 1935, Joan emigrated to Canada with her parents and siblings in 1951. The eldest of four children, she was predeceased by her sisters Corry and Ineke and her brother Archie. Joan was the beloved wife of Haddy for 61 years, dear mother of Janét (Bert), Elizabeth, Peter (Angela) and Julia, loving and much-loved grandma to Joe (Shauna), Becky (Rick), Susanne (Brad), Tom (Helena), Lauren and Jillian, and great-grandma to Gwynn, Jordyn, Violet, Madison, Ronan, Ellie, Greyson and Emily. Joan will also be missed and warmly remembered by her nieces and nephews and her many close friends. Compassionate and kind, she was a humble servant of the Lord whose faith quietly guided her steps in life and enabled her to touch the lives of many.
Heartfelt gratitude is extended to Dr. John Iskander, Dr. Paul Zeni and the nurses at Georgetown Hospital whose care and compassion will always be remembered by the family.
Visitation will take place on Friday, December 22, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church, 11611 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown L7G 5Z8.
Celebration of Life Services will be held Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Christian Reformed Church, 11611 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown L7G 5Z8.