Joanna (De Jong) Gordon b.1917 Netherlands
GORDON JOHANNA (NEE: De JONG) October 17, 1917 March 20, 2005 Jo passed away peacefully at her home in Parkridge Center, Saskatoon, at the age of 87. She is survived by her children, Kathy Sanftleben, Regina, SK; Linda (Frank) Girling, Saskatoon, John (Darlene), Prince George, BC; Bonnie (Dale) Letrud, Warman, SK; grandchildren, Terry (Kevin) Rebalkin, Saskatoon; Kathy (Kevin) Burrell, Saskatoon, Jami (Cheryl) Sanftleben, Peterborough, ON; Jenny Letrud (Doug Berglof), Warman, SK; Chantel Letrud (Darren Blakeny), Moncton, NB; six great-grandchildren, who made her later years so bright, Micheal, Brandon, Delaynie, Brayden, Hanna and Maggie; close friends, Aggie Price, Marie and Marlene; and much loved special friend, Eric (Joan) Sanftleben. She was predeceased by her husband, Gillis; parents; her brother, John; and infant granddaughter, Trusha. Jo came to Canada from Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1946 as a war bride, settling in Saskatoon. She worked all her married life, starting at Shelly Bros, then Harvey's Catering, finally working at The Bay for 27 years before retiring at age 70. The family wishes to express special thanks to Pat, Terry, Leona, Cindy and the rest of the staff at Parkridge Center, North 2 who made Jo's last days so comfortable. She was the most wonderful woman, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. As was Jo's wishes, there will be no Funeral Service. Cremation. Interment and a private family Memorial to be held at a later date. Because of Jo's special love of animals, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made, in her name to the Saskatoon SPCA. Arrangements entrusted to Martens Warman Funeral Home, Warman, SK.