Gertrude Iva Tieleman (nee Purdy), formerly Moon



We will forever remember Gertrude Iva Tieleman (nee Purdy), formerly Moon, as a woman of faith, dignity and love. Gertrude passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021. She would have celebrated her 101st birthday on August 25. Gertrude is predeceased by her husband, Jack, and leaves behind her dear daughters, Charlene Hooker (Wes) and Joy G. Schwarz (friend Terry). Grandma will be missed by Jennifer Hillman (Chris), Wes Hooker (Paula) and Jonathan Hooker (Candace) and by great grandchildren Jessica, Kensley and Ciana Hooker and Brooke and Lucas Hillman. Gertrude has a brother James L. Purdy and is predeceased by her parents Lionel and Iva Purdy and sister Ruth. She will be sadly missed by cousin Linda Marchand, who volunteered at Meadow Park Nursing Home and son Lorne.  Gertrude enjoyed spending time with her family and was immensely proud of them. Reading the Bible, knitting, gardening and sewing were some of her favourite pastimes. As her favourite song tells us, “You Never Walk Alone”. Following a private family funeral, all are welcome to attend a graveside service at Maple Leaf Cemetery on Friday, August 27 at 1 o’clock in the afternoon.

21 Comments on “Gertrude Iva Tieleman (nee Purdy), formerly Moon”

  1. Sending our deepest sympathy to all your family . i will remember your Mother as a Fun loving , Fiesty lady who had a deep faith and loved her God. She achieved a 100th year milestone , and an honorary 101th year in my estimation . As the Hymn reads , She wont ever be ” Walking Alone.”

    Charlene and Dave

  2. Charlene and Joy
    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Moms are very special to us forever.
    Jan and Bill Isaacs

    1. Charlene and Joy.. I will forever remember how your Momma lit up when you were with her.. Meadowpark will miss her dearly.. sending you both all my love, strength and peace..

    1. So sorry for your loss Charlene and Joy.
      Our hearts are heavy
      May she Rest in Peace.
      Barry and Diane Watson

  3. So sorry for your lost our condolences to all the family. Mrs Gertrude Rest In Peace .Fernando & Alcinda da Silva.

  4. Gay and Joy so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  5. So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing Charlene – Love and Prayers to your family.

  6. To Gay, Joy and Family

    We were sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Treasure the many good memories you had with her.

    Carol and Rick Taylor

  7. Our condolences to Gay, Wes and family from Joyce Bennett, Robert Bennett, Janet and Derrick Lammers.

  8. Charlene, I am so very saddened to learn of your mother’s passing. My sincere sympathy to you and your sister and all of your families. What a blessing to have enjoyed her for almost 101 years. You will be in my thoughts as you honour a long life well lived. Take care of yourselves and each other.

  9. Gay we are so sorry for your loss. I can see her strength in you and Joy. We will be thinking of you and sending our prayers and love.

  10. Joy, Gay, And Extended Families,

    ” Blessed Is The Name Mother. ”

    I Am So Sorry For Your Loss Of Your Dearest Mother, And Grandmother …

    Sending You My Love, And Prayers.

    May Your Good Memories Give You The Strength To See You Through This Difficult Time.

  11. I’m so sorry for your loss.
    You were so good to your Mom.
    Let that be a comfort to you.
    R.I.P. dear lady.

  12. My deepest sympathy to you Charlene and your family. My prayers are with you at this sad time.

  13. to Joy and Gay sorry to hear about your mother passing
    your friend Dian (Wilkinson) Haskell

  14. Hi Gay,
    I was so sorry to hear that your mother had passed away. I remember her having quite the sense of humour,and such an easy going spirit when we were young.May you always keep her in your heart,and remember the fun times with your mom.Please pass along my condolences to Joy,and the rest of your family.

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