Winchester Press – obit – Gabrielle “Gabs” VanEmbdenGabrielle “Gabs” VanEmbden Gabrielle VanEmbden (nee Hutten)passed away peacefully on July 5, 2005 at the Ottawa General Hospital.She was 68.
She was the dear mother of Hans (Colette) and proud Oma of Ian,Lee and Erik. She was the loving sister of Frouk (Jim Frost),Inge (Nico Engelhart) and Look (Ronald Gumbs). Gabs will be missedby her former husband Egbert, nieces, nephews, many friends andat golf, choir, painting, quilting, TOPS, bowling and at the kids’hockey games.
Friends were received at the Winchester Funeral Home, 505 ChurchSt. on July 10. Funeral service was held in the chapel on July11. Reverend MaryLou Shortill officiated. Gabs’ choir group andher son gave fitting tributes in her memory. The service endedwith Frank Sinatra’s “I Did It My Way.” A luncheon,prepared by the Winchester UCW, followed the service. It was enjoyedby everyone. Gabs’ cremated remains will be returned to Hollandwhere she was born.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundationor to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital.
The family would like to thank Doctor Merrett for all his careover the years.