We mourn the passing and celebrate the life of our mother and Oma who passed away on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022. Born in Zwolle, Holland, on March 24, 1924, her journey took her to Indonesia before she settled in Canada. Spending her summers on the shores of Georgian Bay gardening, painting and spending time with family, she will be dearly missed by many. Predeceased by her husband, Willem, Riek was a loving mother to Louise McFarlane (Sid), Clare (Claire), Peter (Arlene), Ron and Henry, and beloved Oma to 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
We wish to thank the staff at Wentworth Lodge and the Juravinski Hospital for their care and dedication. A graveside funeral service will be held at Grove Cemetery, in Dundas, at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3rd, 2022, for family and friends.
Oma holds a special spot in our hearts. We had so many wonderful holiday parties together. Hugs to all the family.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.