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Radsma (nee Alberda), Sjoukje (Susan)

October 20, 1923 – January 2, 2013

We bid a loving farewell to Susan (Sjoukje) Radsma (nee Alberda), on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Mount Royal Care Center.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Ted (Tjeerd), and leaves to mourn her cherished daughters: Harmena, Joanne (Bernard) VanWieren, Helen (John) Koning, Jenny, and Frances, and her adopted daughter, Pauline Borkowsky, all of whom she enfolded in her never-ending love and prayers. Additionally, she will be missed by her six grand-children and twelve great-grandchildren. She is survived by her brother Albert Alberda in The Netherlands, and numerous nieces and nephews, including her Alberda kin in Calgary who were dear to her.

Born in Lemmer, The Netherlands, she immigrated to Canada in 1953 and became a proud Canadian and Albertan. Over the years, she took pleasure in various volunteer activities, including the MS Society and Bibles for Missions. However, she counted her role as wife and mother as her greatest joy. Unassuming and tender hearted, she was loved by and loyal to her family and friends. She delighted in the many small things that lent sparkle to her life—a phone call, a cup of tea, a child’s glee, or the promise of spring. Sustained by a strong faith in God throughout her life, she was also uplifted by wholehearted laughter with family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. A heartfelt thank you is extended to the staff at Mount Royal Care Centre, Southwood Hospice, Wentworth Manor, and Home Instead. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimers Society (Alberta and Northwest Territories).

In living memory of Sjoukje Radsma, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone:  403-243-8200.

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  1. Mrs A de Klerk sr :

    It was nice to have know your mom. She brought a spark of sunshine on many occasions when she visit my mom Mrs van Geemen. May the Lord give you strength in the coming days.
    Mrs A de Klerk sr

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  2. Hello fellow cousins: Harmena, Joanne, Hellen, Jenny, Frances- My condolences in the passing of your mother. Humanly speaking we say finally. For the last year and a half she was living not the way we see living. We trust that the Lord has his ways and in small ways she could still be a witness. It also teaches us that the Lord takes us home at His timing not ours. May you all be strengthened in the fact that she is with the Lord free from the confines of a weakened body.
    your cousin Frank

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  3. Naomi Nicolas :

    Dear Jenny:
    So sorry to hear about your Mom. She must have been a very special lady to have raised the wonderful & vibrant daughter I have come to know at UMFK. Take care of yourself – see you soon. Love ya, Your friend,
    Naomi

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  4. Marlene Harris :

    Dear Frances,
    Please accept my condolences on the recent passing of your mother. After reading her inspiring obituary in the Calgary Herald, I now realize why you have been such a steadfast inspiration to all the lucky students entrusted to your care. You have obviously radiated all the love and care you received from your wonderful role model. She will live forever in your heart and in the hearts of all you come in contact with. Only her physical presence has disappeared as she will always be with you and supporting you in spirit.
    With love and sympathy,
    Marlene Harris

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  5. Margot Brisbin :

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Susan was such a sweet, wonderful person.
    Margot Brisbin
    Friend and neighbor at Bethany Village

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  6. Bea and Dan Violini :

    Dear Joanne and Bernard

    Our condolences on the loss of your mother, Joanne. God bless you both, and your family at this time.

    Love, Bea and Dan

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  7. Carol deKlerk :

    I knew your Mom when she and your family attended Maranatha CRC. I know that was a long time ago, but I always remember her as being a very nice lady. My condolences to your family for your loss.

    Carol (Rozema) deKlerk

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  8. Sending my condolences on the loss of your mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. May God be with you all.
    Arlene

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