Bayers, Alida

Bayers, Alida – Age 89, East Petpeswick, passed away on July 17, 2016, in Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit Harbour. Born in Zutphen, Holland, she was a daughter of the late Gerrit and Aaltjen (Brands) van der Heide.

Alida came to Canada as a war bride and had many careers over her lifetime. She was a fisherman, teacher, farmer, cashier at a bakery, cook and a homemaker. In Alida’s words, “I’ve had a full life.” She was a member of First United Church and, while living in Port Elgin, sang in the choir and was a soloist.

Surviving are her children, Gary (Edith) Trenholm, Grace Vokey, Charles (Eleanor) Trenholm, Franklin (Theresa) Trenholm; stepson, Jeff Bayers, stepson-in-law, Larry Oliver; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Kenneth Trenholm; second husband, Wendell Bayers; twin daughters, Rebecca and Rachel, in infancy; granddaughter, Lona Vokey; brothers, Garrit, Oeds, Carl and Johan; stepdaughter, Wendy Oliver.

Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. in First United Church, Musquodoboit Harbour, Rev. Iain Macdonald officiating. Burial will be in Bayers Settlement Cemetery. Memorial donations to Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia would be appreciated.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.