Ariaantje (Jean) Van Gilst
Jean Van Gilst passed away peacefully with some of her family at her side at the Woodland Villa on Sun., Aug. 20, 2017. She was 93.
Jean was born on Feb. 8, 1924, in the Netherlands, and had seven sisters and one brother. On March 4, 1948, she married Huibert, and one week later they immigrated to Canada, first to Renfrew, and later to Finch. She was predeceased by her loving husband in 1998, after 49 years of marriage, and by her brother and three sisters.
She was a loving and caring person who spent much of her time serving others. She leaves behind her children, Jack (Margo), Renny (Bea), Jim (Trudy), and Joyce (Luke), her 15 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren.
The funeral was held on Fri., Aug. 25 at the Williamsburg Christian Reformed Church where she was a member for more than 60 years.
The arrangements were entrusted to the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg.