Mrs. Gerda Vonk, beloved wife of the late Mr. Tony Vonk, passed away at her home at the Sunnyview Care Facility on Saturday, January 22, 2005 at the age of 92 years. Gerda was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family... especially her grandchildren! Those who knew her will remember her for her excellent seamstress abilities and her lovely garden. She lovingly tended her garden for many years, well into her late 80's.She is survived by her daughters, Gerda (Henry) Aasman of Medicine Hat, Henny (Dick) Rosendal of Medicine Hat and Conny (Rod) Gechter of Seven Persons; a daughter-in-law, Jane Vonk of Medicine Hat; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by an older sister, Jane Brouwer of Coaldale, three in-laws and many nieces and nephews in Canada and Holland. Besides her husband Tony in September of 1983, she was predeceased by her grandson, Rory Aasman in March of 1994 and her son Leen in March of 2002. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so one hour prior to the Funeral Service which will be held in the Wuerfel Auditorium at South Country Village, 1720 Bell Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Bob Findley officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Gerda's name may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500 Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2 or to the Diabetes Education Centre, 666 - 5th Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6.
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