Barendina Anna Maria Wiersma (Josephy)

At the age of 92, “Bart” passed away in Quesnel, B.C., following a short stay in hospital.

She is predeceased by her parents, brother Japp, son Peter, grandson Jason and daughter-in law Heather.

She is survived by her 7 children: Mark (Maureen), Vincent (Eve), Walter (Susan), Bert (Marion), Anne (Toby), Roy (Jean), and Beatrix (Rob), her ex-spouse Peter (Guadalupe), 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

After coming to Canada, Bart and Peter eventually settled in Quesnel where they started Richbar Nursery. Bart studied landscape design through Quelph University and the business was expanded to include landscaping. Her love of learning continued with her studying at CNC and then Simon Fraser University.

She will be remembered for her intelligence, love of reading, writing, gardening and her kind and generous nature.

The family would like to thank Dr. Dercksen, Dr. Aziz and all the Nursing staff at G.R. Baker for their wonderful care.

A celebration of life luncheon will be held March 12, 2016 at the Quesnel Legion at 12 pm.

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