Grace Henderika Rumph (nee Winter)
of Drayton was born October 3, 1937, in Beilen, the Netherlands,
to the late Hendrik and Johanna Winter
and she was a loving sister to 10 siblings.
Beloved wife of Hendrik (Hank) Rumph.
Dear mother of
Joyce (Bernie) Taekema
Gerald (Anne Marie) Vandezande
Richard (Marg) Vandezande
Andrea (Will) Deen.
Loved grandmother of Danielle (predeceased), Nathan, Stephanie and Ellen Taekema; Jennifer (Zachary) Brown, Jonathon, Reuben and Lauren Vandezande; and Jason, Matthew, Daniel and Joel Deen.
Grace’s life’s journey was varied in experience and opportunity. She arrived as a new immigrant to Canada with her family in 1951, obtained certification as a Registered Nurse Assistant, married and raised a family of four children, worked at the Kitchener Public Library as a Library Assistant for many years, eventually retiring to reside in the Drayton area. From there Grace and Hank travelled together, enjoying each experience with much gratitude.
Grace was very fond of singing and throughout her lifetime her expression of song was reflective of the stirrings of her heart. In both challenging times and in times of great joy, she would lift her voice to the Lord from whom she sought refuge, compassion and strength.
Her journey on this earth ended on Thursday, December 3, 2015.
However, she lives and has joined the multitude before the throne in praise of her Heavenly Father and her Redeemer.
John 11:25, 26 Revelation 5:13
A heartfelt “Thank-You” is extended to all those who supported Grace in her struggle with Alzheimer’s with special thanks to the staff at Royal Terrace Nursing Home in Palmerston Ontario.
The family received friends on Monday morning, December 7, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. until 11: 00.a.m.at the Drayton Christian Reformed Church where Pastor Paul Droogers conducted the Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Interment was in the Drayton Cemetery following the Service. A reception followed in the Fellowship Hall at the Church where everyone shared joyful memories of Grace with her family.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family.
Correspondence: Hank Rumph
1 Faith Drive Unit 208, Drayton ON N0G 1P0