ATHERTON, Corrie 1946 - 2013 Corrie (Cornelia Maartje Hartman) was born in Rotterdam the Netherlands. Her family immigrated to Canada in 1956. They settled in Victoria with much help and support from the Congregation of Glad Tidings Church. Corrie was very active in the Christian Community, teaching Sunday School, working with the Crusader Program and involved in the band and church choir at the time. An active participant in the Alpha program and supported areas of youth for Christ. She volunteered at Pacific Christian School, Hospice, the Cridge, Santa's Anonymous and the VGH Auxiliary. She also hosted and participated in many other service programs. After losing a battle to an untreatable brain tumor, she passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 11, 2013. She leaves behind her husband Bob of 45 years and two daughters, Debbie Tonn (Gord) grandchildren Cortlin, Bailey, Shaylin, Cindy Rovers (Paul) grandchildren Oliver and Ella, along with four sisters, Martha Atchison (Vic - deceased), Joanne Richmond (Clint), Ann Richmond (Terry) Cobie Krusher (Vern), two brothers, Jerry Atherton (Anita) Tom Atherton (Carla) and many wonderful nieces and nephews. For god so love the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. "We will be together again sweetheart" She will truly be missed by all As a special thank you to all the nursing staff on the neuro-sciences ward 6th floor VGH. Their care, compassion, kindness and dedication to us truly makes them a testament to their profession. There will be no service by request. In lieu of flowers donations to the Victoria Mustard Seed, Queen Ave.
Published in The Times Colonist from Sept. 21 to Sept. 22, 2013