Geddes, Jacoba “Coby”

November 5, 1943 – March 31, 2019
at the age of 75 years

A celebration will be held for Coby on May 19, 2019 @ 2 p.m. at their farm in Lumby.  1383 Trinity Valley Road, Lumby, B.C.

It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing on March 31, 2019 of Coby (Jacoba) Geddes (nee Sluymers).
Coby was born in Heusden Holland on November 5, 1943 and was the youngest of eight, born to Gerrit & Francisca Sluymers.  The family immigrated to Canada and arrived in Grande Prairie, Alberta in 1953.
Coby married A.C. Geddes in Grande Prairie on February 23, 1963 and moved to Fort Nelson for a short time before moving to Hudson’s Hope, B.C. where they raised their family.
Coby loved playing fastball and curling.  She was also an amazing cook and loved to bake.  In 1984 the family moved to Sicamous, B.C. where Coby opened up Fast Eddie’s restaurant and later on ran the restaurant in the Petro Can for nine years.
In 2005, Coby and A.C. retired to their hobby farm in Lumby.
Coby will be lovingly remembered by her husband A.C. and by her daughters Judy (Bruce) Lomond of Sherwood Park, AB, Terri (Guss) Martin of Salmon Arm, BC and Michele (Keith) Tucker of Armstrong, BC and by her nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren and by her brothers Frans Sluymers of Lumby, BC and Gerrit Sluymers of Grande Prairie, AB.  She was predeceased by her mother Francisca in 1960 and by her father Gerrit in 1977, her brothers Adrian and Abe and sisters Jo, Rita and Audrey and by her great granddaughter Sienna.
A celebration will be held for Coby on May 19, 2019 @ 2 p.m. at their farm in Lumby.  1383 Trinity Valley Road, Lumby, B.C.
Special thanks to the wonderful care Coby received at the Cancer Clinic in Vernon, Shuswap Lake General Hospital and Bastion Palliative care.  Also, to Dr. John Jensen and Dr. Jack Beech for all the support given to Coby and her family.



  1. So sorry to hear of Coby’s passing. My condolences to Acy and all the family. I wish I could make it to the service but I cannot. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  2. My deepest sympathy to the family! Coby always had a smile for everyone and such a big personality! Keep your precious memories close to you heart! Brenda Pollon

  3. Sincere condolences to Coby’s family and friends. She always had a smile on when she came to my parents store/gas station in HH. Keep all those great memories close to your heart

  4. Dear Coby
    You were my Aunt by blood, my mom when I lost mine and my very best friend til the end. I’ll miss you until we meet again. Love you forever.
    Your Niece Franny
    My heartfelt condolences to AC and his daughters & all of the family.

  5. I’m so sorry to hear of Coby’s passing. I have many great memories of curling with her. She was spunky, and so funny, and I always appreciated how she spoke her mind! My sincere condolences.

  6. Hugs and prayers Terri to you and your family your mom was a special Lady

  7. I enjoyed every day I spent as a child going to visit Auntie Coby and Uncle AC. You will always hold a special place in my heart for all your love and care for my family. Rest Easy

  8. You were an amazing grandma and a great card player I love you lots grandma

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