Guurtje ‘Trudy’ Van Goor, Broughton

February 12, 2022
1928-2022  ~  It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our mom. After 94 years on this earth she is ready for a good rest.
She was born in Sint Maarten North Holland and is the last of her immediate family.
Trudy started working at the age of nine, cleaning for her Gramma and at twelve had to quit school to help support her family of nine. A real heartbreak for someone who wanted to become a doctor.
Mom and our Dad, Jack van Goor (her first husband) immigrated to this wonderful country of Canada in 1952 to carve out a better life for all of us.
Mom was a wonderful cook, baker and an outstanding gardener. She was happiest with her hands in the dirt, planting rows of vegetables and beautiful flowers, sharing with those who stopped by, a strong cup of coffee, baked goodies and a “roll your own” cigarette, if you were so inclined.
She lived life to the fullest on her own terms, making every day count, never to bed when sick, just pushing on.
Trudy is survived by her children Albert van Goor, Annie Purse, her first husband, Jack van Goor and their families, as well as the families of her late husband, Frank Broughton of New Denver. Also important in her life, and ours, is her dear friend Arlene Yofonoff, who was always there for her when Albert and Annie could not be.
We are grateful for the wonderful care mom received from the doctors and staff at the Pavilion in New Denver.
As a self proclaimed “Gypsy”, to hear Trudy’s hearty laugh was to bring a smile to your face.
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