In Celebration of

Gertrude (Gerta) B. Stutz

February 10, 1929 -  September 11, 2020

Passed away peacefully at home on September 11, 2020, in her 92nd year. Gerta was predeceased by her beloved husband Hans in 2009 after 57 years of marriage. She leaves surviving her daughters Eva Christopher (Doug) and Heidi Webster; her grandchildren Nikki Hincks (Dan), Peter Christopher (Anne), Glenn Webster (Veronica) and Tom Webster; and her great grandchildren Hunter, Andreas and Finley.

Born in Germany, Gerta and Hans came to Canada on their honeymoon in 1951. They stayed and made Ontario their home, raising their family first in Kingston and then Ottawa.

While caring for her young family, Gerta trained as a nurse (graduating second in her class) and worked with geriatric patients. Later she began work in the hospitality industry and was General Manager of Cartier Towers Apartment Hotel. Her smiling face was the first thing to greet guests. She loved interacting with them. She will be greatly missed by all of the staff and Managers at The Cartier Place Suite Hotel.

An avid athlete, Gerta played competitive handball in her younger years. Sailing, wind-surfing, tennis, hiking, skiing and horseback riding were lifelong pursuits. She could still be found carving turns in Aspen Colorado in her 80s. Her sense of adventure took her all over the world.

Gerta was active in local charity work, serving as Treasurer for the “Ki-Anns” affiliated with Kiwanis. She was passionate about animals and supported the Humane Society as well as various wildlife conservation groups. Her cats were her constant companions.

Most of all she was a loving, nurturing, supportive wife, mother and Oma. She spent many fun filled summers with her children and grandchildren at the cottage on Farren Lake. She was a wonderful cook and baker - her apple pies were legendary.

The family wish to thank Gerta’s amazing caregivers who made it possible for her to remain in her home. They surrounded her with kindness, compassion and great affection.

We will all very much miss this beautiful, elegant lady so full of laughter and fun, and above all else, love.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, the service will be held privately. A commemorative celebration will take place when the situation permits.

In lieu of flowers, gestures of condolence can take the form of a donation to the Dementia Society Ottawa and Renfrew County, or the Ottawa Humane Society.


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Renee O'Hara 

Entered September 18, 2020 from Ottawa

Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.

"When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory become a treasure".
-Author unknown

Danielle Lesperance (Heidi's long time friend)

Entered September 18, 2020 from Maple Ridge

SO SORRY to hear. I loved your mom. She was so gracious and definitely loved adventure. I still have a vivid memory of my first time skiing with Heidi and your Mom in Stowe. So much fun and memories. She was a lovely lady. Hugs.

Vaida Hick (Friend)

Entered September 19, 2020 from Ottawa

Condolences to you and your family. Your mom sounds like she was a wonderful person. May the joyful memories you have of her carry you through this difficult time. Steve and Vaida Hick

Nate, Christy, Jon and Tyler (Extended family)

Entered September 19, 2020 from Brighton

Our time with Gerti will always be some of our fondest memories. She was always willing to teach a lesson and give advise - she taught me how to make spatzle and for that I will forever be grateful! Her words of wisdom were cherished. She once shared with Nate and I the value in ‘drinking the good wine and eating the good food while you can.’ We think of that often. To the Stutz family, our hearts are with you in mourning the loss of this beautiful soul. Sending you love across the miles.

Naji Nader (Friend)

Entered September 30, 2020 from Saint Laurent

Please accept my deepest condolences and may Greta rest in eternal peace.


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