BAIRD – SCHOLL Geertruda "Truus" F. E. M. On November 19, 2007 Truus Baird of Sylvan Lake passed away at the Bethany Care Centre at the age of 82 years. Truus is survived by her husband Bill of 62 years; her daughter Angela (husband Jim Hodgins) of Maple Ridge, B.C.; son Bob of Calgary; grandson Cameron (Valarie and great granddaughters Emily and Olivia) all of San Francisco, U.S.A. and granddaughters Danielle (presently teaching English and music in Berlin, Germany) and Kimberley (with great grandson Jamie) of Burnaby, B.C. Truus is predeceased by her parents, her sister Tiny and Brother Joop all of Holland. Truus was born May 1, 1925 in Eindhoven, Holland. She met, then married Bill (R.C.A.F.) in Eindhoven on April 17, 1945. She then arrived in Canada in 1946 as a war bride. Truus could speak Dutch, English, French and German- imagine being able to say "no" in four different languages! Truus enjoyed her arts and crafts, also modeling and acting (in mini theatre) plus knitting and was an avid reader. She loved to travel and enjoyed our winter months in Arizona. A Celebration of Geertruda "Truus" Baird’s Life will be held at the Chapel of the Sylvan Lake Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. Inurnment will follow at the Sylvan Lake Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations in memory of Truus can be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation. ROCKY AND SYLVAN LAKE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-845-2626.

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