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Bons, Geertruida "Truus" Albertha (née Jekel) (Died on 20 Nov 2016)
appeared in Sentinel Review, 21 Nov 2016, A, p. 9, column 7

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BONS, Geertruida "Truus" Albertha (née Jekel) - Passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Rev. Cornelis "Cor" Gerardus Bons (1994). Mother of Conroy (Monica) and Trudy Ann. Grandmother of Jeremy and Tim and the families they are creating. Also grieved by her Persian grand-kitty Tosca whom she adored. Truus was an avid roller skater as a youth. She loved animals and, as a child and teen, was responsible for her family's acquisition of several dogs and several cats (most notably Trixie, Nortje and Bobby). Her teen years (age 14-19) were during World War II when the Netherlands was under siege. As a young woman, Truus freelanced as a seamstress. She also worked in a department store selling baby clothes and items. Truus loved to knit, sew and crochet. At the age of 27, after a 7 year courtship, she married the love of her life Cor (Zeist, Netherlands) and they immigrated to Canada. They pastored Reformed Church in America (RCA) churches in Brockville, Barrie and Woodstock. Finally, she sacrificially supported Cor in his role as the first Executive Secretary for the RCA's "Council of the Reformed Church in Canada" where he spent much time travelling across Canada overseeing constituent churches and where he envisioned and set the groundwork for a "Regional Synod of Canada" within the RCA (which became a reality in 1993). Special thanks to: Nancy Smith a shining light in Truus' life; Marcy, Amy, Sandra and Irina who chose kindness, gentleness, patience, compassion and love when caring for Truus at McGarrell Place; and to physiotherapy assistant, Nabil, for gentle acceptance, kindness and encouragement. The funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL , 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Truus are asked to consider a charity of their choice. Information and online condolences are available by visiting www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Bons, Geertruida "Truus" Albertha (née Jekel) (Died on 20 Nov 2016)