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Gerardina Hoefsmit-de Lint née de Lint

December 25, 1923 - March 6, 2017

Gerardina Hoefsmit-de Lint: December 25, 1923 - March 6, 2017

Posted by:
Jane Bradley

Posted on:
May 11, 2017

So very sorry to hear of the passing Mrs Hoefsmit, forever remembered as 'Skipper'. She gave so much of her time to the Athabaskan Sea Rangers unit I was a part of for several years. Camping, canoeing, companionship -- fondly recalled in memory after more than 50 years. My deepest sympathy to her family whom she loved so much!

Posted by:
Henk van Zijl

Posted on:
March 12, 2017

So sorry to hear about Dietje's passing. We will miss her unique personality in the store and at Dutch-Canadian events in the Ottawa area. Rust zacht, Dietje. Henk and José van Zijl

Posted by:
Betty McDonald Cirne

Posted on:
March 10, 2017

Dear Kame - It was with sadness that I read about your Mother's passing, sent to me in a link from . Robin Scobie. "Skipper" Dietje was very passionate about her love for the Guiding organization; and for her encouragement of all of us to dream far and wide. My last visit with Dietje was at Kitchissippi Church in June of 2012, shortly after my mom's death. However, we had regularly exchanged Christmas cards for many years. Love and condolences to you and your family. Betty Cirne

Posted by:
Robert Bigras

Posted on:
March 9, 2017

My Condolences to the family of Mrs. Hoefsmith, my grade 7 science teacher and fellow parishioner at Kitchissippi United Church. We enjoyed the company of her and her puppy who always sat behind us at Church. I also reconnected with her at le Foyer du Bonheur, her last home, where I do volunteer work. We had a great time teasing each other during my exercise programme which she attended. I remember her as a caring teacher who had high expectations for all of us. I also remember her sharing her love of the outdoors with the winter camping group she led for many years. Wishing peace to all of you and to Mrs. Hoefsmith.

Posted by:
Kimberley Tremblay

Posted on:
March 9, 2017

Awww, sorry to hear of her passing!! Rest In Paradise Mrs. H xx

Posted by:
Lorna & Frank Hoffman

Posted on:
March 9, 2017

Our deepest sympathy Karin to all your family on the loss of your beloved Mom & Grandma. Please know we are all thinking of you in this difficult time. Frank. Lorna, Jessica & Matthew Hoffman

Posted by:
Coral Grant

Posted on:
March 9, 2017

Dear Kame and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please hold on tight to all those special memories of your dear Mom, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Those special memories will bring you such comfort. Sending you all my thoughts and prayers, Coral Grant

Posted by:
Denise Woodland Barnes

Posted on:
March 9, 2017

Sincere condolences to Charles, Kame, Karin and all the family. I remember Mrs. Hoefsmit both as an excellent teacher and the mother of my friend and classmate. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

Posted by:
Deb Strevens (nee Woodland)

Posted on:
March 9, 2017

My deepest condolences to Charles and family. I too had Mrs. Hoefsmit as my biology teacher and had great respect for her. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Posted by:
Linda (Woodland) Fennell

Posted on:
March 9, 2017

Kame', Charles, Karin and families; my condolences go out to you in the loss of your mother. I hope your memories of her will give you comfort during the difficult time ahead.

Posted by:
Kirsty

Posted on:
March 9, 2017

My last visit with Oma in December 2016. So grateful I was called out to Ottawa for work.

Posted by:
Paul Brenton

Posted on:
March 9, 2017

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." ~ Albert Einstein Ms. Hoefsmit was the epitome of high school teaching excellence.

Posted by:
Paul Brenton

Posted on:
March 8, 2017

It is with sadness and immense honour that I pay tribute to Ms. Hoefsmit. A firebrand personality...Barely five feet tall, perfect blonde hair, a white lab coat and her "take-no-guff" attitude... all contributed to her successful career as a biology teacher at Philemon Wright... and the beginning for many of her students down paths of lifelong learning and success. I last saw Ms. Hoefsmit at the Philemon Wright reunion in 2008... spry, she recognized names and faces of students she had not seen in decades, who had lost their pimples, hairlines and waistlines. A celebration of Ms. Hoefsmit's life will be one for the ages... stories will be told. "HEY!"...I am honoured to have had Ms. Hoefsmit as a teacher and a prime influence in my education. And Ms. Hoefsmit would immediately reply "Hay is for horses." Rest in peace Ms. Hoefsmit, you were an excellent teacher during your time.

Posted by:
Brenda Reid

Posted on:
March 8, 2017

So Sorry to hear of her passing. She was a lovely person and I had the privilege of knowing her not only in Aylmer growing up but later in Girl Guides of Canada. Condolences to her family!

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