Obituaries & Death Notices
Van Der MELEN, Bomma Gilberte (Gill) Julienne Louisa (nee Treau)
Published:Aug 22, 2019
Event Date:Aug 11, 2019
Van Der MELEN, Bomma Gilberte (Gill) Julienne Louisa (nee Treau) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful wife, mother and Bomma Gilberte (Gill) Julienne Louisa Van der Melen (nee Treau) on August the 11, 2019 at Warkworth Place at the age of 85. Gill is survived by her son Michael, daughter-in-law Pamela Van der Melen and grandchildren Aidan and Alexander. She is predeceased by her husband Lucianus (Luke who recently passed on May 14th of this year) and her sons Ronald and David Van der Melen. Opportunity would bring Gill and Luke from Belgium to Canada in 1959 where she bravely took on learning a new language, raising a family and volunteering her time to many causes. A long standing member of the IODE she developed many life-long friendships and helped many in need. Her accounting skills were an integral part of the family business success, The Sign Shop. Gill was a talented cook, knitter and gardener with the kindest of hearts and the most welcoming nature. She will be deeply missed by her many friends, family (both in Canada and Belgium) and all those who were lucky enough to cross her path in life. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 12 noon with a Celebration of Gill and Luke's life commencing at 12 noon at the Nisbett Funeral Home, 600 Monaghan Road, Peterborough. 705-745-3211.
Category: Obituaries & Death Notices
Newspaper(s): Brock Citizen, Kawartha Lakes This Week, Peterborough This Week, Peterborough Examiner
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