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Johanna Gati

Johanna Maria Gati (van der leest)

Tuesday, October 5th, 1937 - Monday, May 13th, 2019
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Obituary

GATI, Johanna Maria, (nee van der Leest) -

Johanna died peacefully at the age of 81 on May 13, 2019 after a courageous battle with lymphoma. She is mourned by her husband Joe, her children Kim (Emilio), Joe (Holly), and five cherished grandchildren Michelle (Pat), Brianne (Calvin), Carley (Joel), Samuel and Benjamin. Johanna was predeceased by her brother Jo and sister Irene. She is survived by her sister Mia and her brother Wim (Anne). Johanna was the adored Great-Oma to Callum, Brady, Emmett and Oliver.

Born October 5, 1937 in Holland, Johanna decided to leave her home at the age of 20 and build a life in Canada. She settled in Oshawa where she met and fell in love with Joe. For 59 years the two crafted a wonderful life together. Johanna cared for her husband and children with tremendous love, strength and wisdom. Kimmy and Joey were Johanna’s great pride and joy, and in them she leaves an enduring legacy. Nothing gave Johanna greater happiness than the relationships she cultivated with her grandchildren Michelle, Brianne, Carley, Sam and Ben — always steadfast with her love and support. Retiring from GM at the young age of 54, Johanna lived-the-dash and pursued many personal and social interests for the next 27 years. She was an avid golfer and took great pleasure in being outdoors amidst the rolling greenery of the links. Johanna also developed her artistic side, always the student, always improving. She would happily lose herself for hours in front of her easel, painting scenes of nature she was so fond of.

Our Oma, our Mom, our Johanna, will be missed beyond measure. A private celebration of her life will take place for family only.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Johanna’s name to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (www.llscanada.org).
Arrangements entrusted to the Armstrong Funeral Home.
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Sangwine

Posted at 10:47am
I was shocked to learn of Joanna's death. Always so full of life, she was a good friend of my parents and myself when we lived next door on Old Pye Court. I still remember with fondness the laughter shared by her and my father as they swapped jokes in front of our house on sunny spring days. My condolences to Joe and and the rest of the Gati family.
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Angie Appleton

Posted at 09:44am
My thoughts and sympathies to the family during this very difficult time. I have great memories of Johanna from many years ago hanging out with Joe and Holly. Deepest heart felt sympathies. Angie Appleton

Patti Elizabeth

Posted at 06:14pm
Sorry to have just heard about Johanna’s passing. I enjoyed bumping into her on the golf course. I worked with Johanna 40 years ago at General Motors. My thoughts are all with her family. Patti Keuning (was Alpe)
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Meghann & Jarrad

Posted at 10:45pm
Oma will forever remain in our hearts forever. Sending you lots of love.
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