It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ietje “Edith” VandenBerg on September 2, 2020 at Brampton Civic Hospital with her sons, James (Jim) VandenBerg (Rita) and Mark VandenBerg (Sarah-Jane) by her side. She is deeply missed by her daughter, Sylvia VandenBerg, her five grandchildren, Daryl, Michael, Tasmine, Luke, Rachael and her sisters, Margaret Bulten (Fred) and Emmy Kneght (Henry, deceased).
Born in Dokkum, The Netherlands, on January 3, 1938, Edith Jaarsma emigrated to Canada with her parents and 3 sisters arriving in Halifax on July 12,1954. She lived in a variety of places in and around the GTA raising her three children during her marriage of over 50 years to Jacobus (Jack) VandenBerg.
Known for her beautifully strong soprano voice, Edith sang in many choirs, including The Liberation Choir, The Orillia Vocal Ensemble and the Cardinals in Brampton. Besides getting comfort from her singing, she loved to use her voice in service to others. Edith was often asked to sing at services to commemorate special occasions at Holland Christian Homes where she had lived since February 2016. Edith had a strong Christian faith which was both an influence on her and her family that carried her through her life.
Please join us at 2:00pm for a live webcast of Edith's funeral service. **Please refresh your web browser closer to service time for the link to appear at the top of this page. **
Info: Visitation by Invitation only please, Due to the Covid-19 State of Emergency, 32 people are allowed in the building for a visitation/chapel service (no rotation). Due to the Covid-19 State of Emergency all people entering the building must wear and maintain a face mask, (we do not provide a mask). Due to the Covid-19 State of Emergency, social distancing protocol of 2 meters should be maintained between all visitors in the building or on cemetery property.
Info: Due to the Covid-19 State of Emergency, social distancing protocol of 2 meters should be maintained between all visitors in the building or on cemetery property. Due to the Covid-19 State of Emergency, 100 people are allowed to attend a graveside service on the property.