Tetje (Terry) Togtema

Togtema,  Tetje (Terry) (nee Hofstra)………..  

Passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital, London ON, Wednesday July 28, 2021. Terry went to be with her Lord and saviour Jesus Christ at the age of 90 years. Born in Sexbeirum, Friesland, The Netherlands on February 15, 1931. 

Predeceased by Kornelis (Casey) Togtema her loving husband of 38 years; son Gerald Togtema and great grandson Jensen Togtema. Lovingly remembered by her son John (Helene) , daughters Katharine Longo (Frank) and Cynthia MacDonald (Mark), and Brenda Wyma (John Clarke) . Grandchildren Cosmo (Stephanie), Kees (Ola), Korey (Mavis), Frank (Laura), Gregorey (Melissa), Whitney, Joseph (Jenna), Colin, Ross, and Alison. Great-grandchildren Olivier, Sullie, Mali, Frankie, Denham, Grace, Lennon. Brother-law John Hogendoorn, niece Annette Geldbert (Gerry).

Private family service will be held on Sunday August 1, 2021. Interment to follow in Bolton, ON at a later date. Terry was well known for her kindness, compassion and many years of volunteer pastoral care visits in the community. Donations in Terry’s memory can be made to Youth For Christ (yfclondon.com) Arrangements entrusted with Cremation London & Middlesex, 519-858-2467. Online condolences shared at www.cremationlondon.com


  1. Lieve familie, John, Kathy, Cynthia en Brenda samen met jullie echtgenoten, kinderen en achterkleinkinderen. Gecondoleerd.
    Tante Tetje was myn lieve tante, ze heeft mij veel kunnen vertellen over vroeger met haar broers en pake en beppe.
    Ik ben dankbaar voor wat zij voor mij betekende.
    Heel veel sterkte.
    Gods blessings

    Love and greetings Gerke

  2. John, Helene and the Togtema family……Please accept my convalescence to you and your family….So sorry for your loss.

    Mabel

  3. So sorry for your loss. We know your faith and loved ones will give you the peace, comfort and strength to get thru this difficult time. Aunt Terry will live forever in the hearts of those who knew her. My deepest condolences to you all. Sending the whole family some strength and love. Take care.

    Greetings Hans & Maartje Nauta-Hofstra

  4. We enjoyed chatting with Terry at Westmount Presbyterian for many years.
    She was always so positive and had a special smile for everyone.
    Sending sincere condolences.
    Tom and Pattie Telfer

  5. Dear John, Kathy, Cindy and Brenda,
    We’re so very sorry for your loss. Tante Teddy was a special aunt for me. She provided me with both comfort and joy in times of need. All who knew her will surely miss her kindness, caring and ‘joie de vivre’. Rest In Peace Tante Teddy. Memories we shared will live in our hearts forever.

  6. Our condolences to the Togtema family.. Kind and giving are what comes to mind when I think of your Mother/Oma. 💕 Rest In Peace.

    Rosemary, Corey, Ryan and Adam Lambert.

  7. Condolences to the Togtema family from Adrian and Wendy Helleman. My parents knew yours very well, but both of them died many years ago already (Henk 2007 and Tess 2014). We knew your father and mother and have many fond memories of them.

  8. To all the Togtema family,

    My mother and I didn’t get to know Terry till we started attending Westmount Presbyterian Church. She was the first person to welcome us. After that she often sat with my mom, Irene, while I was in the choir, and would drop in for tea every so often.
    She was so proud of her family, and we got to meet several of you, but felt we knew you all through your mother. A wonderful lady, we will miss her.

  9. To the Togtema Family,

    My mother Paula truly enjoyed Terry’s company at Longworth. She was a kind and friendly person.

    She will be dearly missed by Paula.

    Regards,
    Darlene ( daughter)

  10. Condolences to Terry’s family. First met Terry at Caven Presbyterian in Bolton and then later at WPC. Always very welcoming. May you cherish the memories.

  11. Dear john Kathy, Cindy,Brenda,

    Van harte gecondoleerd met het overlijden van voor mij Tante Teddy.
    Ze heeft een prachtige leeftijd bereikt.
    Vanuit Holland geel veel sterkte met dit dierbare verlies!

    caroline ,Hink, Sascha Tuin
    Rita de Vries en luuk Mees

  12. GECONDOLEERD MET HET OVERLIJDEN VAN (VOOR ONS) TANTE TETSJE.
    WIJ ZULLEN HAAR HERINNEREN ALS EEN BLIJDE EN AKTIEVE VROUW, ALTIJD MEELEVEND EN ZORGZAAM WANNEER ZIJ OVER WAS VANUIT CANADA NAAR FRIESLAND! HEEL VEEL STERKTE TOEGEWENST OM DIT ZWARE VERLIES EEN LIEFDEVOLLE PLEK TE GEVEN IN JULLIE LEVEN.

    GERKE EN JELTSJE HOFSTRA HIEMSTRA

  13. So sorry to hear that Terry passed away . She was a wonderful lady and will be missed.

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