Theresa Hamstra

Obituary of Theresa Hamstra

Hamstra, Theresa

"The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD"  (Job 1: 21b). In the evening of February 28, 2018, in her 92nd year, Theresa Hamstra (de Vries), dearly beloved wife of the late Rev. Gerald Hamstra for 54 years, and devoted mother and best friend of Alice Hamstra and Kathleen and Adrian Benschop (Hamstra) passed away to her eternal rest. Predeceased by a twin brother at birth, Tjetje de Vries, Chris and Ali Kuyken (de Vries), Jan de Vries, Kathleen Hamstra, Jacob Hamstra and Jeanette and Ralph Haalstra (Hamstra). Survived by Grace Hamstra (Zylstra), Peter and Audrey Hamstra (Pronk), Willie and Peter VandenBerg (Hamstra), Anne and Peter Thomas (Procee), Lisbeth and Allan White (Procee), and many nieces and nephews and their children. First as a social worker and later as a Pastor's wife, she was like a mother to many a weary traveller. She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched with her faithful love and care. "As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you" (Isaiah 66: 13a). Family and friends will be received at the McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road North, Brantford, Ontario, on Monday, March 5, 2018  from 2:00 – 4:00 & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Funeral service at Ebenezer Free Reformed Church, 253 Weirs Lane, Dundas on Tuesday, March 6, at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Zion Cemetery, 1324 2nd Concession West, Copetown, Ontario; Reverend L.J. Bilkes officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Trinitarian Bible Society. Letters of condolence may be received by the family at  McCleister (519) 758-1553