Lida Pit (née Zijp), 1948–2023

With great sadness the family announce the passing of Lida Zijp
on Wednesday, February 22, 2023
at the age of 73 years.

Wife of the late Bert Pit, mother of Laura (Brad), Wendy (Slav) and Erik (Andrea), grandmother of Glade and Luke, Zaya and Niko, and Ryleigh. She is also survived by her siblings and families in the Netherlands. 

Lida was all heart, very involved and loved by her community. She played an especially large role in the Women’s Auxiliary of the Barrie Memorial Hospital in Ormstown, to which donations, in Lida’s memory, if so desired, may be made.  
A small private gathering has been held. 


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17 messages.


    Wendy, Laura, Erik… j’ai appris hier seulement, avec tristesse, le décès de Lida et je tiens à vous transmettre mes sympathies. Combien de souvenirs magiques entourent sa présence et celle de Bert, rang des Botreaux. Costumes, aquarelles, sculptures de jardin, beignets aux pommes : tant de tendresse, de chaleur et d’appels à l’imaginaire étaient convoqués par vos parents. Je salue leur souvenir avec beaucoup de respect et de gratitude.
    Plein d’amour et des pensées de réconfort.
    x Caroline


    To Wendy, Laura, Eric and families ours deepest sympathies. We have many warm memories of Lida and Bert in the kitchen having what else but a good coffee and some of Lida’s baked goodies. My kids loved going over to see them. I cherish her many beautiful handmade cards she gave us over the years. A truly warm, creative, kind and generous « earth mother » – miss her. Much love Zofia, Mike, Shawn, Roze and Ben


    Lida is at peace with her beloved Bert. She was a wonderful person, always thinking of others and helping wherever she could. We will miss our dear friend but have so many memories of good times spent with Lida and Bert. To Laura, Wendy , Erik and their families our deepest sympathies. It was an honour to be there for Lida and the family during her illness.Rest in Peace dear Lida.
    Mary and Mark Shewchuk


    The Executive committee of the BMH Women’s Auxiliary extend their warmest condolences to Lida s family. She was an amazing volunteer, a genuinely nice person!


    My deepest sympathies to her family. I always enjoyed being at the farm. Lida made it a warm and safe place to be. She was always doing fun creative projects with us. As a child I didn’t know what an anxiety disorder was. Lida always seemed to do the exact right thing when I became anxious. She was calm and soothing. I was honoured to be able to return the favour over the last few years the best I could. She has touched many lives and will be fondly remembered. She was so lucky to have so many of her friends that continued to look after her when she needed it. I hope your good memories of your mom help carry through this difficult time.


    M’y deepest condolences to the family, Lida was an amazingly lovely lady, Her and Bert will hold a special place in my heart always, I was honoured to have been able to know them


    Our Deepest Sympathies to all her family ..
    Lida was such a kind hearted person with so many talents ..
    treasure all those precious memories


    It’s difficult to come to terms with the loss of loved ones, I only spent a couple years being taught by them.
    Making clay figures, bowls, painting, learning basics of colour and mixing paint and drawing.
    But even with a such brief time spent with them, both Bert and Lida had a profound effect on my life.
    and with them both leaving together, I can’t help but feel relief and a great profound loss that they need not spend anymore time away from one another.
    yet even still they leave together as we must remain, and though they have left us with all the cherished memories we could ask for, it is those very same memories that make goodbyes and finding peace in them so difficult to bear.
    -my deepest sympathies for your loss, Avery Erskine.


    Lida was a joy to be with. Always a laugh and creative ideas that she shared with others. She has been missed for many years due to her illness and now she is at peace. Warm thoughts and wishes to her family. Nancy & Rene


    Our deepest sympathies to the family, so sorry for your loss, a very nice lady.


    my sympathies all your family, She was amazing lady. I remember as my brownies leader years ago. Rest in peace.


    Lida was a longtime friend who will be sadly missed and it is with a sense of sorrow and relief that we hear of her passing. We have many wonderful happy memories of her that we will always keep in our hearts. Our love to Laura, Wendy and Erik, may your hearts also be lightened by all the good memories.