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GEISTERFER, Amelia "Amy" Akkelina
January 29, 1933 - July 31, 2012
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
Psalm 30: 11-12 You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever.
Amy Geisterfer of Edmonton passed away suddenly at the age of 79 years. She had a life full of love and devotion for her family and God. She is now at complete peace. She will be greatly missed by her children and extended family. Amy's family included members of the Alcoholics Anonymous to whom she credits 21 happy and content years.
Amy leaves behind her children, Ramona Taylor (Jim), Caspar Geisterfer (Leanne), Michael Geisterfer (Margit), Andrew Geisterfer (Joan), Timah Black (Charles), Priscilla Geisterfer (Patti), Gloria Geisterfer and Marcia Pribylovski (Pasha); 15 grandchildren who she cherished and adored; siblings, Affina De Jong, Astrid Ekkelenkamp (Bill), Ben Tinga (Dawn), Wayne Tinga (Corry) and Jack Tinga (Naomi). She was predeceased by her three brothers and one grandchild.
A Visitation will take place on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Foster and McGarvey Funeral Home, 10011 - 114 Street, Edmonton. Private family interment at Westlawn Memorial Gardens. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Ottewell Christian Reformed Church, 6811 - 92A Avenue, Edmonton. Donations in memory of Amy may be made to Alano Club, 10728 - 124 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5M 0H1 or Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC), 3475 Mainway, Burlington, ON, L7R 3Y8.
Safe in the arms of Jesus.
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Published in The Edmonton Journal from Aug. 4 to Aug. 7, 2012