Our dear mother Tena Kramer (née Elgersma) passed away peacefully on November 14, 2017,
surrounded by members of her family.
We were all spoiled with her creative gifts of knitting, baking, cooking and sewing. She was playful and loved to go biking and win at board games; strangers became friends during her years at Shalom Manor. We will miss her indomitable spirit dearly.
She was born in the Galamadammen, Friesland, the Netherlands on February 7, 1919, and died at Shalom Manor in Grimsby, Ontario.
She was predeceased by her husband John Kramer, and a son Oane; survived by her sister, Sylvia Vanderby.
She leaves her children: Jack (Kate), Anne, Andy (Agnes), Gertie (Wayne), Joe (Jenny), Peg (Dave), Grace, Dirk (Anneke) and Nynke (Roy).
Her grandchildren adored her: Jeannette, John (Jenny), Jerry, Jeffrey, Kris (James), Eric (Marianne), Anna (Andrew), Steffen (Louise), Ilse (Joe), Kristin (Derek), Amy (Don), Paul (Tanya), Sjoukje (Kristian), Alicia (Tyler), Reuben (Lisa), Jonathan (Jessica), Sara, Michiel, Miriam (Dan), Justine (Shane), and Evan (Desserai); dearly loved by her 27 great-grandchildren, as well as her 2 great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Shalom Manor in Grimsby, Ontario through the Tallman Funeral Home, 3277 King St. Vineland, ON, 905-562-5454.
A Memorial Service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the Mountainview CRC, 290 Main St. E., Grimsby, ON L3M 1P8.
The family thanks the staff and administration at Shalom for their generous and caring work on behalf of the residents. Mom was very happy there.