Tilly (Tjitske) (Zuidema) Piers (1929 - 2016)

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Tilly Piers was called Home to be with her Lord during the early morning hours of June 4, 2016 at the age of 86 years. She was pre-deceased by Klaas, her loving husband of 32 years; 2 sisters and 3 brothers. Tilly will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her children; Annette (Dan) Shillam of Airdrie, John (Denise) of Rocky Mountain House, Bradley of Edson, Elizabeth (Pete) Kok of Fresno, California, Allister (Kim) of Rocky Mountain House and Bonita (Louis) Dykstra of Taber; 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Tilly is also survived by 3 sisters and 1 brother as well as 2 sisters-in-law residing in B.C. Tilly was born in Anjum, The Netherlands on November 4, 1929. She immigrated to Woodstock, Ontario in 1954. In 1956, Tilly moved to Ladner, BC to be closer to Klaas which led to their marriage on March 21, 1957. In March 1961, Klaas and Tilly, along with 2 children, moved to Neerlandia, AB where they were blessed with 4 more children and farmed together until Klaas's passing in 1989. Tilly loved being on the farm raising 6 children, but most of all she loved the Lord and the Communion of Saints that she and her family experienced in Neerlandia. Tilly was always ready to serve and help others. She was active with the church choir, Ladies Aide and late on, the Sixty Plus group. Tilly loved to garden, putting up many preserves and sew, making clothes and quilts for family members. Due to health reasons, Tilly moved to Airdrie in August 2014 where she resided until her passing. The Funeral for Tilly was held Monday, June 13, 2016 at 2 p.m. from the Canadian Reformed Church, Neerlandia with Interment following in the Neerlandia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Airdrie Koinonia Christian School, 77 Gateway Drive NE, Airdie, AB T4B 0J6. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.rosegardenchapel.com. Rose Garden Chapel, Barrhead, AB. 780 674-4644.
Published in The Barrhead Leader on June 14, 2016
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5326-48 Street | Barrhead, AB T7N1A1 | (780) 674-4644
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