Smit, Sjoukje (Susan), born in Holwerd, Friesland in 1926, died after a brief illness on Friday, October 14, 2016. Cherished mother of Hank (Kathy), Akke (Neal), Margaret (Barney), Marcella (David), Theo, Trudy (Peter). Beloved Oma to 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by husband Tom (2004) and son-in-law John (2008). She was a strong woman: birthed six children in nine years, served as first female deacon in her church, Resistance fighter in WWII, and helped to found the Chatham Food Bank. Sjoukje was a resolute Prayer Warrior, generous to every cause, and poured out unwavering love to her friends and family. Her ticket to Heaven was bought and paid for years ago.
Visitation will be held at Grace Christian Reformed Church, 255 Tweedsmuir Ave W. on Tuesday October 25 from 2-4 and 7-9. A private interment will be followed by a memorial service at 1:30 on Wednesday, October 26. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Outreach for Hunger. Arrangements entrusted to Life Transitions Burial and Cremation Service Inc, 519-351-4444