Gerarda de Ryber

Obituary of Gerarda Agnes Maria de Ryber

April 13, 1938 – Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

July 1, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta


Our loving mother and Oma, Gerarda de Ryber, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 1, 2024, at the age of 86 years.


She leaves behind the love of her life Frans de Ryber for over 65 years. Gerarda is survived by her children, Marianne (George), Pauline (Joe), and Juanita; as well as her grandchildren, Robert Payne, Jessica Payne, Christopher Payne, Nicole Payne, Robert (Nika) Hammel, Francesca Hammel (Dallas), and Ellena Hammel (Bryson); and her great-grandchildren, Atlanta Payne, Scarlett Hammel, and Daniel Hammel.


Gerarda always stood ready to help her family, friends, church, or anyone needing it. She was active in the Roman Catholic Church with the Catholic Women's League, Prayer Tree, choir, and many other ministries.


Gerarda will be so missed here on earth, while she is being welcomed home in heaven.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Strathmore (221 - 4th Avenue, Strathmore, AB) on Friday, July 12, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Graveside Service to follow at St. Anne of the Prairies Catholic Cemetery in Trochu, AB. Family and friends will proceed to the Graveside Service after one hour. 


Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Mrs. de Ryber's service streamed live (see link below) on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted.


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Gerarda’s family here.


In living memory of Gerarda de Ryber, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-276-2296.


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Funeral Mass

11:00 am
Friday, July 12, 2024
Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Strathmore
221 4 Ave
Strathmore, Alberta, Canada

Graveside Service

2:30 pm
Friday, July 12, 2024
St. Anne of the Prairies Catholic Church
431 St Annes Ave
Trochu, Alberta, Canada


To follow Funeral Mass in the Parish Hall of the Church.
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