Gertie Witte

Obituary of Gertie Witte

Witte, Gertie - Passed away at Kingston Health Sciences Centre on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at the age of 67 with her loving husband John Reid by her side. Gertie is survived by John and her step-children Angela Reid (Kevin MacAllister), James Reid (Stephanie McGuire) and grandchildren Hannah, Hayley, Dylan, Lyall and Wilder. She is the beloved sister to Ria Rypstra (Obie), Jane Herbin (Norm), John Witte Jr. (Eliza) and sister-in-law to Peggy Reid. She will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, other extended family, friends and clients.

Gertie was an involved, caring mother and grandmother, cherishing her children and grandchildren. Gertie was born to the late John and Gertie Witte (nee Van Harten) in St. Catharines, Ontario in 1955. She studied at McGill University where she became a Doctor of Psychology. Gertie began her career with Correctional Service of Canada before opening her private practice in Kingston. She was an incredible listener and helped so many.

Cremation has been entrusted to James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Blvd, Kingston and there will be a Celebration of Life in the Spring of 2023. Memorial donations can be made to University Hospitals Kingston Foundation - Kingston Health Sciences Centre if desired.