Geertrui Sophia Stok 13-11-1922 – 11-01-2012

On Wednesday the Lord took to Himself  “Truus” Stok (nee: van Meggelen). Mum had been a loving wife, mother and grandmother and faithfully loved the Lord throughout her 89 years.

Since the early 1970s she struggled with MS but it was a sign of her character that she took up this struggle resolutely and determinedly.

Mum had been through the “Great Depression”, war and then moved to a new land in the early 1950s with a young family. In all that time her life was characterised by diligence and hard work. Most of all, in everything she did, her desire was to do it in a way that honoured God.

We will miss her, but our joy is that she is now without pain and suffering in the presence of her God and King.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving 
   and his courts with praise; 
   give thanks to him and praise his name. 
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; 
   his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100:4&5
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11 thoughts on “Geertrui Sophia Stok 13-11-1922 – 11-01-2012

  1. Sorry for your loss.

  2. So sorry to hear about your loss. I pray that your happy memories will be a comfort.
    Blessings from the Rews!

  3. Thanks Ricky. Our joy is that we know where is!

  4. Alg

    Hi Pieter, we are sorry to hear about your loss. Praise God indeed for her life, that she knew him and is with him now. Jo and Alg.

  5. I am sorry for your loss. Your “Mum” sounds like she was a wonderful lady…imagine now the joy she is experiencing. May that bring you and yours comfort. God Bless you.

  6. Bev Jones

    I am very sorry for your loss Pieter. I always enjoyed the many times we spent together and it was such a delight to hear her speak about the Lord. Her faith was strong and amazing, and I learned alot from her. May you and your family be blessed with fantastic memories. I know they don’t ever make up for the person still being here, but such a comfort to know that she is with the Lord now.

  7. Henry VanMeggelen

    Hi Pieter
    My condolances and yet also my congratulations. If we were not Christians this would be a time of mourning but, this is a time to rejoice. I know there will be a void in your life, she was blessed with many years (considering her afflication). My dad (her brother) was taken home at a much younger age (51)….34 years ago this July. I haven’t seen Tante Truus since 1976….a long time ago. My best to you and your family.

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