Peacefully at Sarnia Bluewater Health on Friday March 2, 2012 Geertje (nee Dam) DeJong, 97 years old was taken from this earth into the loving arms of her saviour. Beloved wife of the late Cornelius DeJong (1991). Loving mother of her three sons, Ed (Willy), Harry (Valerie), John (Brenda) and daughter Freda DeJong. Cherished grandmother of Eddie James (Lerryn), Richard Sydney (Lisa) and Tammy Christine DeJong. Special Grandmother of Noelle, Kristen and Alan Read. Loved Great-grandmother of Alannah, Caleb, Sydney and James DeJong and Alix Honke, Abbey Marchewa and Kole Louks. Survived by three nieces, Gerda (Talma) Vis of Holland, Theresa (John) Kampman of B.C and Geraldine Dam of Calgary and one sister in law Johanna Dam of Stads Kanaal, Holland. Predeceased by her parents Geertje  and Evert Dam, her beloved son and daughter in law Sidney and Marlene DeJong (1974) and by her two brothers John and Gabriel and her two sisters Jannie and Maaike of the Netherlands. A special thank you to the Doctors and staff of Bluewater Health for the compassionate care of our mother. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A funeral service will be held at Living Hope Christian Reformed Church 1281 Exmouth St., Sarnia on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.  The interment will be held in Blackwell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donation to the Sarnia Christian School or The Canadian food grains bank (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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