It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, Oma, sister and aunt, Tina Aasman. Mom went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at the age of 69 years, while surrounded by her loving family. Mom will be greatly
missed by her husband, Bill Aasman, and their daughters, Nancy (Aaron) Klein, and their daughters Hayley and Gabrielle; Kathy (Ian) Scrivener and their children, Katie, Faith and Jaxon; Monica (Leigh) Scrivener and their children, Dylan, Marissa and Brody and predeceased by infant daughters Jennifer and Judy. A brave,compassionate, spunky woman who adored her family and especially her “poobies” (loved ones). She most enjoyed the time spent with them. Tina was born on February 26, 1941, in Niebert, The Netherlands and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1952 settling in Redcliff. She enjoyed working with the public and excelled in sales and customer service. On June 30, 1972, Tina married her love, Bill Aasman who moved her to the farm in 1975 after living in town for a few years. On the farm, mom harvested many Dutch bean plants and lovingly raised their three girls. In 2001 mom was excited to move back into the city. No task was too tall, no tear too small when it came to caring for her family. The level of love, care and dedication to them was insurmountable. When Bill’s twin brother, Mark, was critically injured in 1986, Tina welcomed him into her tight flock until his passing only eight short months ago. Tina’s eyes twinkled with love and she always had a listening ear and wisdom to share. She was a hard worker no matter the task and prided herself with an immaculate home. Unfortunately in 2002, some of her energy was zapped when Tina was diagnosed with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Though this was a great challenge, she gathered her strength and determination to make the most of each day. Tina experienced chronic pain and discomfort but it never stole her spirit. She remained cheerful and still worried about Bill, her girls and grandchildren more than herself. Tina had many hobbies which she shared with her girls, including shopping, reading, knitting, puzzles, and watching curling and tennis. Mom will be missed by so many who loved and adored her, she left an impression on everyone who met her. We are eternally grateful that her body no longer struggles for breath nor pain as she is now welcomed into heaven by so many other loved ones, including her father and mother, Hendrik and Trientje Slofstra; step-mother, Nel Slofstra; brothers, Lambert, Bill, Pete; in-laws, Denise Slofstra, Ann Slofstra, Casey Aasman, Johnny Aasman, James Aasman, Mark Aasman, and Reuben Wenzel. Tina is also survived by her brothers, Martin (Janny) Slofstra, Hank (Lina) Slofstra; sisters, Pieterdina (Klaus) Scheepstra, Jackie Aasman; in-laws Pearl (Jim) Rodermond, Jeanette (Luke) Brouwer, Betty (Homer) Oudman, Henry (Gerda) Aasman, Robert (Nel) Aasman, Jean (John) Brouwer, Ellie Wenzel, Ina (C) Aasman, and Ina (J) Aasman as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital – 6 West floor for their exceptional care. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness…” 2 Timothy 4:7-8a. A Celebration of Tina’s life will take place on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at the Christian Reformed Church, 300 Primrose Drive S.E., with Pastor George Koopmans officiating. The interment at Hillside Cemetery will take place at 12:30 P.M., prior to the Funeral Service. All those wishing to attend the interment are asked to meet at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel no later than 12:15 P.M. for the procession to the Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Tina’s name may be made directly to The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2.
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