Voerman, Roelofje “Ruby” (nee Mooiweer) Born on February 16, 1917, in Blankenham, the Netherlands, our beloved Oma passed away peacefully on April 25, 2018, at the age of 101. She was the daughter of Gerrigje and Teunis Mooiweer and one of five siblings, all based in Holland. She is survived by her daughter Gerri MacDonald (Creignish), son Lute Voerman (BC), daughters-in-law Gardia (Middle Sackville), and Yvonne (Antigonish), 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband Lute (Opa), a son in infancy, sons Jacob and Teunis, her twin brother Klaus, and her immediate family in Holland. Oma arrived at Pier 21, Halifax, in 1949 with her husband and young family.  She and Opa ran a successful dairy farm in Big Baddeck until their retirement in 1975.  She was an active member of St. Andrew’s United Church, Baddeck Forks, and continued to reside there for many years after Opa’s passing. At the young age of 92, she moved to her daughter Gerri’s home in Creignish (to actually help out as she had broken bothwrists!) and eventually to the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home. Throughout her 100+ years, Oma maintained her strong Dutch will, fortitude and incredibly sharp wit, along with her love of cats. She  was a remarkable force in her own right – an exceptionally courageous, inspiring woman-  and her family feels very blessed to be a part of her loving legacy.  A wake was held on Friday, April 27th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 28th, at Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Burial to follow that afternoon at the St. Andrew’s United Church cemetery in Big Baddeck. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Oma’s memory to the St. Andrew’s United Church cemetery fund, Big Baddeck or the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home.

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