Georgina Vanthof

Georgina Vanthof

Wednesday, July 18th, 1934 - Friday, March 20th, 2020
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Obituary

Georgina Vanthof, 85, of Earlton, Ontario passed away on March 20, 2020, with her family by her side.

She was born to the late Aris and Arisje Hardeman, on July 18, 1934, in Ederveen, the Netherlands. Georgina immigrated to Canada with her parents and 13 siblings on April 22, 1952, with her youngest brother being born in Canada.

She married the late Pieter Vanthof in 1960 and they farmed near Woodstock, Ontario until 1971 when they bought a dairy farm near Earlton. Georgina is survived by her son, John (Ria) of Cobalt, and her grandchildren Stephanie (Rodney), Alex, Dana (Anthony) and Vicky. She is also survived by 11 siblings and a large extended family.

Georgina had a sunny personality. She was always smiling and humming, but she had a stubborn streak. It served her well. She was born with spina bifida and was not expected to walk or even crawl. After surgery, she started walking at three and a half. She was not expected to work but found a job that she loved at a flower shop and, many years later, opened her own shop, Armstrong Flowers, in Earlton. She was advised not to try to have a child and once again defied the odds. After her husband’s passing in 1989, Oma’s life revolved around her grandchildren.

Georgina was a deeply spiritual person and was a long time member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Englehart. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Any donations in her memory could be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Tri town Extendicare for helping her through her final years. Condolences, contributions and memorial candles may be left at www.mcdonaldfuneralhome.ca.
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  • Interment

    Location
    Norwich Cemetery
    Address
    NORWICH, ON

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Rick Willett

Posted at 04:16pm
In our thoughts and prayers - Rick and Louise Willett
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Joe and Jackie Palmateer and family

Posted at 07:25pm
Prayers and love to your family during this difficult time. Georgina will truly be missed by all, we are thinking of you and sending our condolences.
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Richard MacDonald

Posted at 09:02am
Dear John, Ria and Vanthof family,
We were saddened and sorry to read of your loss.
Our hearts and thoughts are with you.
Deepest sympathies,
Richard MacDonald and Anita Newport
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Vivian and Brian Caron

Posted at 12:12pm
John and family, our deepest condolences in the loss of an amazing lovely lady. She was a wonderful friend to my parents. They really enjoyed her company. I remember her as a very friendly, kind, loving person who brought sunshine to those whose path she crossed.
Vivian and Brian Caron
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Kirk Archer

Posted at 10:08am
Kirk & Judy Archer
Our deepest sympathies my friend. May fond memories help you through this difficult time.
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