Geertje "Gertie" Schinkel

Geertje (Gertie) Neeltje Schinkel, of Hanover, passed away at Bluewater Rest Home in Zurich on Thursday, December 21, 2023 in her 93rd year.  The Lord called our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother in to his eternal love and joy. 

Born in Utrecht, Holland on April 15, 1930.  Daughter of the late Huibert (Martha) Roodenburg.

Gertie was the wife of the late Ernst (Eric) Schinkel (deceased March 2012). They were married on April 9th, 1952 and arrived in Canada shortly thereafter.  It was in Ontario that they began their new life.

Gertie leaves behind her children; John (Vicky) Schinkel, Herb Schinkel, Richard (Katherine) Schinkel, Marlene (Bruce) Graham, Don Schinkel ( Hillary Terdik).  She also leaves behind 9 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Gertie is predeceased by her brothers Jan Roodenburg, Huibert Roodenburg and Marigje Haanstra and her daughter in law Corrina Debusschere.

Family and friends are invited to visitation held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Friday, December 29, 2023 from 12 noon until time of a Funeral Service at 1pm. Pastor Lyndsay McGregor officiating. Private family interment in Union Cemetery, Ayton.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Hanover Food Bank or to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. 

Public Condolences

Our deepest sympathies to the family 🙏💕🕊️

- David & Shawna Grein
January 4, 2024

We have just found out about the loss of Tante Gertie, we send our condolences to each one of you!
So many memories with our Dutch relatives and friends…
Cards, games, table hockey , Lego, hot wheels… outside baseball, tag, goes on and on… we all have our own memories
I'm sorry that we were not aware, we definitely would have said a goodbye to your Mom
She made the best chocolate desserts, actually, any desserts, we always liked visiting
Thinking of you all

Janet Verstege

- Janet Ahrens nee Verstege
January 4, 2024

Our condolences to the Schinkel Family

I have many fond memories as kids where we would play baseball at your Ayton home and played "floor hockey" before watching hockey at our place. Always a special time when tanta Gertie would make her homemade bread.

Very special memories,, sorry for you loss

John and Sally

- John Verstege
January 4, 2024

Dear Schinkel Family,

We are very sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences.

Mark and Julie

- Mark Richardson and Julie Taylor
December 28, 2023

Sending condolences on behalf of the Residents, Staff and Board at Blue Water Rest Home. You are in our thoughts at this difficult time.

- Blue Water Rest Home
December 27, 2023

I knew your Mum and Dad from working as a volunteer at the Salvation Army in Hanover. She was always a delight to talk to and I enjoyed her company immensely. Both your Mum and Dad were very hard workers. I'm sorry for your loss.

- Stephanie Walley
December 26, 2023

Familie Schinkel
Gecondoleerd met het overlijden van jullie moeder en oma.
Voor de familie Schinkel in Nederland is zij de allerlaatste van haar generatie.
We denken met liefde aan haar.
Allemaal veel sterkte toegewenst.
Marja Schinkel Dubbelman.

- Marja Schinkel
December 26, 2023

We were so sorry to hear about Gertie's passing. We have wonderful memories of p times spent with Gertie and Eric and all of the 'Boomers' train club.
Our sincere condolences to all of her family.
Doug and Shirley Nelson

- Doug Nelson
December 26, 2023

My Sincere Condolences to Gertie's Family.
My Late Husband Ron and I enjoyed many happy times with Gertie and Eric.
With Sympathy, Mary Prout, Owen Sound.

- Mary Prout
December 26, 2023

So sorry to hear of Gertie's passing. We enjoyed her company whenever we where in her presence, which was always at the train meetings or at the Homuth's residence. We all had so many good times.
Our condolences go out to all her family.

- Susan & Barry Steffler
December 25, 2023

Sincere condolences to Gertie's Family on behalf of myself and Mark and Brian on the passing of your Mother. We will always remember the wonderful times spent with Gertie & Eric. It is at this time when we cherish these beautiful memories that we are so blessed to have. I am sorry that I will not be able to attend the service for Gertie since I am at my Son's. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings from Marlyn Howard.

- Marlyn Howard
December 24, 2023

John, Vicki and family. We are sorry to hear of the passing of John's mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

- Dan and Catherine Durrer
December 24, 2023

John, Rick, Herb,Marlene,Don and families..
We were so sad to hear of the passing of Gertie. She was such a beautiful woman who touched the hearts of everyone she met. Gertie was a huge part of our lives , we shared so many celebrations together and visiting each other often. She will be missed greatly ,but she is Home with Jesus and we pray that brings some comfort to you. Prayers for Peace for the family..

- John and Linda Geertsma
December 24, 2023

Rick, Kathy & Family
Thinking of you and sending our sympathy
Jeff,Julie,Hunter, Morgan Kennedy

- Julie Kennedy
December 23, 2023

My deepest sympathies to the Schinkel family. My heart goes out to all of you at this difficult time.

- Lorena Toole
December 23, 2023

Our deep felt condolences to the Family. We remember Gertie as a warm and gentile personality.
Our mother remembered her visit to Gertie a few decades ago still very lively.
And the few times we met here here, her positve attitude will be in our memory.
We wish the family all strength thes days.

- Bert en Marja Dubbelman
December 23, 2023

My mother, Donna Gebhardt, wife of Ted Jacobs remembers playing cards and eating out with the "Dutchies".

- Linda Klages
December 23, 2023

We were sorry to learn of Gertie's death. She was a kind, talkative lady. We always enjoyed visiting with her, when she lived in Hanover. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers, during this difficult time.

- Allan and Jackie Penfold
December 23, 2023

Marlene and Bruce, Kate and Emily and Families.
So very sorry for the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. Our thoughts are with you. Hard to lose someone and even harder to lose them at Christmas as you know, having lost Grandma Graham on Christmas Eve. Love to all.
Stephanie and Jim

- Stephanie Graham Martin
December 23, 2023

John and family, sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My condolences. Tammy @ Desjardins Insurance.

- Tammy Hollands
December 23, 2023

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