On Thursday, August 11, 2011 Gerry “Opa” Kieftenbeld of Riviere Qui Barre, Alberta passed away peacefully with his family by his side, at the age of 86 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Mona–semicolon– his six children, Henry (Sandra), Johanna (Ron) Camarta, Harvey (Perry), Ed (Mary), Tilly Mallard, Gary (Monica)–semicolon– 22 grandchildren–semicolon– 9 great grandchildren and numerous relatives in his homeland of Holland.
A Prayer Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at St. Emerence Catholic Church in Riviere Qui Barre, Alberta. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 29, 2011 at St. Emerence with Interment to follow at St. Emerence Cemetery.
The family wishes to extend our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Wong, Gerry’s family doctor, and the wonderful staff in the Intensive Care Unit, as well as, Unit 17 and Unit 18 at the Sturgeon General Hospital for the excellent care and kindness shown to our beloved Opa.
Memorial donations may be made to: St. Emerence Cemetery,
c/o St. Emerence Parish, Box 93, Riviere Qui Barre, Alberta