Passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener on Friday, April 7, 2017 after a brief illness. Beloved wife of Wilbert for 65 years. Loving mother of Mark (Jackie) Calma of Waterloo. Predeceased by son David Calma in 1993. Cherised grandma of Rebecca (Alan) Steinwall, Elizabeth (Andy) Perrin, Luke (Alicia) Calma, Matthew Calma, Jonathan Calma, Laura Calma (James Dammeier) and Brian Calma; great-grandmother of Sam Steinwall, Wesley, Austin, Max Perrin, Julia Dammeier and Kate Calma. Fondly remembered by sister Betty Weber. Special aunt of Lori (Gary) Thresh, Lisa Weber (Mike) and also godmother of Al (Tracey) Calma Predeceased by brother Al and sister Darlene. Employee of J.M. Schneider Meats and a faithful member of Glen Acres Baptist Church, Waterloo. Special thank you to St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener for their care and support through her final days. Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories of Gertrude with her family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 1 – 1:45 p.m. The Funeral Service celebrating Gertrude’s life will be held in the chapel of the funeral home at 2 p.m. Reception to follow in the funeral home's Fireside Room. Burial to take place at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. Condolences for the family and memorial donations to Glen Acre Baptist Church or St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation may be arranged through the funeral home at 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com.