Vandersleen, Geesje Marchein “Gaya” – passed away peacefully at Miramichi Lodge on Friday, January 27, 2023 in her 84th year.
Gaya Vandersleen (nee Van Beilen) of Pembroke, dearly loved wife of Jan Vandersleen and by first marriage the late John Vandersleen (October 25, 1988). Dear mother of Gerrit Vandersleen (Ellen), Pembroke; Anita Nymeyer (Gary), Cambridge; Jenny Bucholtz (Carey), Pembroke; and John Vandersleen (Pina), Russell. Grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Daughter of the late Jan and Antje Van Beilen (nee Buter). Sister of Ann Vandemheem (Mac), Andrew Van Beilen (Aly), Henry Van Beilen (Myrna), Luke Van Beilen (late Bea) and Jenny Chamberlain (Brent). Predeceased by brother Jake Van Beilen (Corrie).
Visitation will be held at the Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home, 141 Renfrew St., Pembroke on Friday, February 3, 2023 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 454 Miller St., Pembroke on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Spring interment in Wesley United Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations to Miramichi Lodge Foundation or Zion Lutheran Church would be appreciated.