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Gerarda "Gerda" Grisnich

October 7, 1960 ~ June 14, 2019 (age 58)

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

—Romans 8: 37-39

On Friday, June 14, 2019, after a brief battle with brain cancer, the Lord in His infinite wisdom called home to Himself Gerarda (Gerda) Johanna Grisnich of Picture Butte, at the age of 58.  Gerda was the beloved mother to Alexandra Van Zanten, daughter to Alice Grisnich, and sister to Suzanna and Henk Van Rhee, and Raymond and Elly Grisnich.  Gerda was a cherished aunt to John and Carla Van Rhee (Joel, Emery), Rachel and Bart Schuiling, Derek and Jessica Van Rhee (Logan), Alyssa Van Rhee, Jennifer Grisnich, Larissa Grisnich, Raylene Grisnich and David Aleman, Raymond Grisnich Jr., Jeremy Grisnich, Amber Grisnich, Aundrea Grisnich, and Shelly-Anne Grisnich.  She was predeceased by her beloved father, Reyer Grisnich.  Although Gerda will be sadly missed by her family and friends, we rest and rejoice in the comfort that she is now in glory with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who was her constant comfort through her many struggles.  As a family we would like to thank the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at Lethbridge Regional Hospital, the Foothills Neurology Unit, and St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit, for such amazing care.

 Condolences will be held between 7:30pm and 8:30pm on Monday, June 17, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPELS, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the BETHEL FREE REFORMED CHURCH OF MONARCH, 6 Eastman Road, Monarch, Alberta, with Reverend Eric Moerdyk, officiating.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Suite 408, 740 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9, or the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204, 2323 – 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z3.

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