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Gysbertha Straver-Schaap

Gysbertha Antonia "Betty" Straver-Schaap (Megens)

Saturday, June 13th, 1931 - Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
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Straver-Schaap, Gysbertha Antonia, “Betty” (nee Megens)
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday August 26, 2020 at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland at the age of 89. Betty of Stayner, beloved wife of Leo Straver and the late Joseph Schaap (1988). Loving mother of Theo (Niki), Anne (the late David MacMillan), John (Enza), Joe (Sherry) and Patricia (Donald Steele). Cherished Oma of 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. She is survived by her siblings Mary (Tim), Bill, John (Debbie), Wilma, Nellie and Maggie. Betty will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews, Leo’s children Ken (Mary), Annette (Patrick), Larry (Cindy), Bernita and their families as well as her many friends and neighbors. Betty made Canada her home immigrating from the Netherlands with her parents and siblings in 1950. After establishing her own family, she returned to her farming roots and was a driving force in the family dairy operation. She is well known for her skills as a seamstress and in the kitchen and garden. Betty was a strong and independent woman who cherished her family and her faith. She gave freely of her time to the church and other community associations. She will be sincerely missed. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday September 1st at St. Patrick’s Church, 215 Pine Street, Stayner at 11 o’clock. Due to current restrictions church space will be reserved for immediate family. Limited others are welcome to view the Funeral Mass at the parish hall. A recording of the Funeral Mass is available at :

https://vimeo.com/user46887135/review/454009992/87bba3abc8

. Interment immediately following the Mass at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. A face covering is required inside the church and the hall. If desired, a donation to Diabetes Canada or the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by Betty’s family. Special thanks to the staff at Georgian Bay Hospital for their excellent attention to Betty’s needs during her final days. To sign Betty’s Book of Memories, please visit www.carruthersdavidson.com
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    St. Patrick's Catholic Church
    Address
    215 Pine Street
    STAYNER, ON L0M 1S0
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    Notes
    Sanctuary is reserved for immediate family. Friends may view the ceremony in the Parish Hall. Face coverings are required. The service was recorded and may be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/user46887135/review/454009992/87bba3abc8
    Officiant
    Father Mounir El Rassi
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    County Road 91
    STAYNER, ON L0M 1S0
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    Information will be provided at the Funeral Mass

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Liz Groves

Posted at 12:12pm
To the entire Schaap family, my deepest regrets.
Betty was always there for our family, especially when we first came to Canada.
Treasure your memories of her. She was a great lady.
Liz Groves (daughter of John and Dora Vrysen (her Aunt))
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Mary courtney

Posted at 10:00am
Our deepest sympathies to the entire Schaap family. I have so many memories of her, like how she taught me how to play Bertha, the taste of her chicken soup.....cause it was the best!!! How she laughed and most importantly how she ALWAYS made me feel welcome when I stayed over. She was an amazing woman who will be missed.

Mary and Al Courtney
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Allan & Mary Fairhead

Posted at 08:47am
Our sincere condolences in the passing of our cousin.
Allan & Mary Fairhead
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Posted at 06:18am
Sending our deepest sympathy and love. Aunt Betty will be in our hearts and thoughts forever. Love Kyle & Jennifer Smith (John & Debbie's daughter)
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Your neighbours, Kyle and Ashlee

Posted at 08:19pm
Dear Leo and Family, Thinking of you in this difficult time. We will fondly remember Betty and her gardening, yummy appelflappen, and warm smile.
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