Gerrit Haagsma, late of Medicine Hat, passed away in Edmonton on September 17, 2015 at the age of 91 years. Born in Harlingen, the Netherlands, he immigrated to Canada with his wife Gerry in 1949, initially settling in Barrhead. He loved music, playing the trumpet, the piano and organ in a variety of orchestras and bands.
In his later years he authored a personal account of his wartime adventures in \"A Bumpy Ride Through World War II\". Gerrit is survived by his wife Gerry, children Joan (Terry) Allison, Robert, Diane Haagsma and Marvin (Jopy); seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral: 2:00 PM on Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 at West End Christian Reformed Church, 10015 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB, Edmonton.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Jasper Place Health and Wellness Centre or the charity of your choice.