Gertrude HOOGE

March 15, 1928 – April 1, 2017 Gertrude (Gertie) Hooge passed away April 1, 2017 at the Menno Hospital, Menno Place in Abbotsord BC. She was 89 years old. It was hard to say good-bye. She will be dearly missed. Gertie was born March 15, 1928, in Franklin, Manitoba, the fifth of 10 children born to Frank and Maria (Wellman) Braun. The family moved from Arnaud, Manitoba to Langley, BC in 1945. Peter Hooge and Gertie married in 1947 and raised six children: Dennis, Linda, Janet, Clarence, Gary and Sheila on a small strawberry farm on Brown Rd (now 240th St.). Gertie is predeceased by her parents, great grand-daughter, Darien Leigh Wheeler, her beloved Peter, siblings: John, Mary, Albert, Herbert, Henry, Leonard. Gertie will be lovingly remembered by: Dennis (Margo) Hooge, Linda (Jake) Sawatzky, Janet Heslop, Clarence Hooge, Gary (Janet) Hooge, Sheila (Jay) Henkel, 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren; her siblings: Rita, Frank, and Leola (Menno) Bartsch, plus many additional relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11:00 am at Bethel Mennonite church, 24687 – 56 Avenue, Langley. Interment will be at the Murrayville Cemetery.