Obituary for Bertha "Babs" van Raadshooven
Van Raadshooven, Bertha (Babs)
Babs van Raadshooven, nee Bertha Bartels, passed away May 27th, 2 days after her 96th birthday. Since coming to Canada in 1953 she and her husband Van have been longtime residents in Sudbury, Falconbridge, Onaping, Peterborough, Perth, and for the last 9 years, the Court at Barrhaven. She will be best remembered for her relentless humanitarian efforts and community work, including the YWCA, the Elizabeth Fry Society, Unicef (for 27 years), the Food Bank, etc. and always giving to the needy, and so many abused animals. She lost her beloved partner of 62 years 3 1/2 years ago but it is amazing to us how long she didn't want to leave us as if there was still a lot to explain, to tell, to care for. We are grateful to have been put in the world and learned so much by her example and spirit.... her children Paul, Lisette, Carla and Dick, her grandchildren Jamie, Tammy, Natasha, Nina, Jenna, Simon, Michael and Andrew, and her great grandchildren, Alicia, Naja and Cael. Service will be held at the graveside in Elmwood Cemetery, Perth on Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 3:30 P.M. In remembrance, contributions to UNICEF Canada would be appreciated. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth.