Wilhelmina Antonia (Wilma)
June 13, 1924 – April 8, 2012
Wilma Gebbinck, 87 years old of Abbotsford, BC, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away suddenly on Easter Sunday April 8, 2012. Born and raised in Utrecht Holland, where Wilma cared for children with disabilities, she later married Ted (Teddy Bear – deceased) and raised their son Tom until 1958 when they immigrated to Canada. Wilma worked for many years at the Ebenezer Home in Abbotsford. She loved to have family picnics at Cultus and Harrison Lake, sun tanning in her back yard and listening to music. Wilma was an amazing cook, (famous for her Pineapple Delight, Chocolate Cream Puffs, Chicken Noodle Soup, and her SECRET! candy drawer), devoted Christian, and she enjoyed knitting / crocheting countless blankets, slippers and sweaters for her family members. In her later years she had the fortune of sleeping in and getting breakfast in bed every morning by her loving husband. Wilma will be sadly missed by far too many family members and friends to mention. Many thanks to all the Special Ladies at Bevan Lodge. Survived by her son Tom; grandchildren Pauline, Elena, Darrin and Duane; great- grandchildren Bryce, Jordan, Connor, Daniel, Hayden, Vanessa and Rebecca; sister Gretha and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Sunday April 22, 2012, at 2:00 pm at the Bethal Reformed Church, 3620 Gladwin Road. Refreshments to follow.