Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Gertrude B. Haney

Female 1885 - 1926  (41 years)


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  • Name Gertrude B. Haney 
    Born 21 Mar 1885  Silverdale, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Name Gertrude B. Derstine 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-22624 
    Died 23 May 1926  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Cause: Henhoch Purpura, hemmorage from intestine after operation 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I22624  Generations
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Lambert Haney,   b. Abt 1855, Of, Silverdale, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Linda Snovel,   b. Abt 1855, Of, Silverdale, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F12457  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bishop Clayton Freed Derstine,   b. 17 Aug 1891, Souderton, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1967, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 21 Aug 1912  [2
    Children 
     1. Esther H. Derstine,   b. 1913, Souderton, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1975, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F7627  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Gertrude Blanche Derstine was born at Silverdale, Pa., March 21, 1895; died May 23, 1926, at Kitchener, Ont. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Lambert Hangey of Telford, Pa.; her father preceded her in death. The immediate cause of her death was "Henock's Purpura." But she had been an intense sufferer for a number of years. She was widely know for her patient suffering, her uncomplaining disposition, her cheery personality. Even the last remark heard from her lips was, "Praise the Lord." On Aug. 21, 1912, she was united in marriage to Bro. C. F. Derstine of Souderton, Pa. Shortly after this, at the call of the Southwestern Penna. Mission Board, they gave their service to the Church in the city mission at Altoona, Pa. From there they were called to the Illinois Conference and resided at Eureka. While at this place she, in a most devoted spirit, supported her husband in the local work, as well as his evangelistic efforts throughout the church. For the space of twelve years her husband's work necessitated many lonesome hours for her, but she never uttered one note which made it hard for her husband to attend to his God-given duties, but constantly encouraged him in every way. When the call came to come to the First Mennonite Church at Kitchener, Ont., she responded to the call of duty, even though she was fondly attached to the cause and to the people at Eureka, Ill., where they had spent nine years. She was the first to say to her husband, "I can't see how we can conscientiously go back to the field in Illinois, seeing the urgent call and need here in Kitchener, and its environs." Her good Christian character and radiant personality could not be confined to her own home. She shall be deeply missed by all who knew her. In her girlhood days she accepted her Savior, united with the Mennonite Church and loyally exemplified her principles. Prior to her last operation she said, "I am ready to go or ready to stay, as the Lord directs; He has power either way." Everything that was know was done for her in order to extend her life, but she passed on into the presence of her Lord. Her early departure is deeply felt by her husband and her three children; Esther, Ruth, and Margaret Elizabeth. She is keenly missed by her mother, Mrs. Malinda Hangey, Telford, Pa., her brothers; Warren and Norman Hangey, and her sisters; Mrs. Valeria Reiner, Mrs. Ada Groff, Mrs. LaRue Kirkpatrick, the parents of Brother Derstine, Bro. and Sister M. B. Derstine, and their two sons Clarence and Lloyd. These and a host of relatives and friends mourn, but withal have the sustaining comfort in the fact that she has "fallen asleep in Jesus." In her last hours Sister Derstine requested that all her many friends should be thanked for their love. When the young men offered their life blood for transfusion to save her life, all she could say was, "Thanks." The funeral was held at the Kitchener Mennonite Church. More than 150 people attended the funeral or viewed her body in the home. The church at Eureka had about ten representative brethren and sisters attend the services. Goshen College sent Sister Vera Cressman, and had a special prayer service for grace on the sorrowing father and children. Many telegrams and letters of expressed sorrow and sympathy were gratefully received. The letter from the Publishing House Management and the Editors was thankfully received.. The whole atmosphere was one of trust and in the sustaining hope and comfort of the Gospel. The service was in charge of the Bishops of the Ontario Conference; Abram Gingerich, M. Hallman, Jonas Snyder, and S. F. Coffman, who preached the sermon on "The Christian's Triumph in the Hour of Suffering." Text, Rom. 8: 21-22. She was laid away by tender hands in the cemetery beside the church under the "Mountain Ash" tree awaiting the hour of the return of her Lord who shall call her body to life at the resurrection of the righteous.

      Gospel Herald - Vol. XIX, No. 11 - June 10, 1926, pages 239, 240.

  • Sources 
    1. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Gertrude Blanche Derstine Death Date: 23 May 1926 Death Location: Waterloo Born: abt 1895 Birth Location: Silverdale,Pa

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, June 10, 1926 - Obituary of Gertrude B. Haney.

    3. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, October 3, 1967 - Clayton K. Derstein.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Mar 1885 - Silverdale, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Henhoch Purpura, hemmorage from intestine after operation - 23 May 1926 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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