Apr 10, 1945 – May 24, 2018
Gerrie Prasing (van Stelten) born April 10 1945, passed away peacefully at home in Metchosin, B.C. on May 24, 2018. Gerrie is survived by her husband of 51 years, Ken Prasing and their daughters, Karen Ringstead (Barry) and Kyra Prasing (Jim English), her grandchildren Cameron, Michael, Kelly and her extended family in the Netherlands.
Gerrie was a loving wife, caring mother, fabulous Oma and a loyal friend who will be missed by many. In September of 1966, just two weeks after their wedding, Gerrie and Ken immigrated from the Netherlands to begin their adventure together. As Gerrie loved to say they were still on their honeymoon after 50+ years in Canada.
Gerrie was a very talented women’s tailor and quickly found work that utilized her amazing skills in designing and creating stunning wedding dresses and many custom outfits. Along with her sewing, she and Ken became entrepreneurs by opening up their own small engine sales and repair business in Langford and were well known and very involved within the community.
Gerrie was an extremely generous, kind person who gave freely of her time and many talents to all her friends and any one in need. She was active in many ways including at her daughters’ schools and is still known to this day as the “Savory School Hot Dog Lady”. As one to not sit idle, Gerrie also found a passion in horticulture, and turned this into a wholesale business, growing and selling herbs as well as cultivating many other types of plants. Her gardens, plants and greenhouse gave her many years of extreme joy which she shared with everyone.
Gerrie’s greatest delight was her family, her friends and the simple pleasures of life.
Her positive outlook during her countless health challenges over the years were an inspiration to many.
In keeping with Gerrie’s wishes no service will be held. The family wishes to thank, all of the medical professionals who cared for her and the many friends who visited with her during these last few months.
In Gerrie’s memory, a donation can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation. https://bccancerfoundation.com
“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.”