In loving memory of our mother,
grandmother, and great grandmother.
What a day that will be
There is coming a day When no heartaches shall come, No more clouds in the sky, No more tears to dim the eye. All is peace for evermore, On that happy golden shore.
What a day that will be When my Saviour I shall see And I look upon His face, The One who saved me by His grace And takes me by the hand And leads me to the promised land What a glorious day that will be.
Born in Bergentheim, the Netherlands, Sophia immigrated to Canada with her family in March of 1948. She met George when she was nineteen, and were later married in March 1956, where their first several years were spent in Southern Alberta. They then moved to the Bulkley Valley with their three sons, Harry, Andrew, and Bill. Over the next few years they had two more children, Rick and Sharon, and later adopted Bonnie.
George and Sophia enjoyed life, going camping, and garage saleing, watching the kids and grandkids playing sports just to name a few. Their life was guided by our Father in Heaven, trusting Him in all things. In 1997, the Lord took George home, and Sophia, though lonely continued to see her blessings in everything around her, and this proved to be a big help to her as she struggled with her health. She continued to stay focused on the Lord and was comforted daily in the knowledge that she was never alone.
She is survived by her children: Harry and Hennie, Andrew and Arlene, Bill and Diane, Rick and Kathy, Sharon and Clarence (Meints) and Bonnie and Matt (Tassie) as well as her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Dr. Woudstra, Dr. Morkel, Grant Lempke, Dr. Bastian, Dr. Morry, Kim, Roberta, the hospice society, the home care workers, the ambulance attendants, and the Smithers hospital nursing staff.
In lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to the Houston Hospice Society.