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Born: Jan 11, 1931

Date of Passing: Jul 02, 2022

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January 11, 1931 - July 2, 2022

Mom passed away peacefully at Victoria General Hospital to the music of "The Beautiful Blue Danube", surrounded by her children. She will always be remembered as a strong, loving, caring, and giving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She leaves to mourn her children and their partners, Lambert (Barry), Gerda, Patrick (Irene) and Karina (Jos); her grandchildren and partners, Alex (Justin), Kathryn, Michael (Alex), Justin (Kaleb), Nathan (Tina) and Eva; her great-grandchildren, Trent, Iain, Olivia, Isaac, Evan, Dexter, Constantine, and Cassian.
Mom is predeceased by her husband (Stan), her sister-in-law (Frida), her brothers (Jos and Marcel), sister-in-law (Fien), and former son-in-law (Michael); and survived by her sister-in-law Julia.
Special thanks to Dr. M. Patel and Dr. C. Stigant, their staff and staff at Victoria General Hospital and Royal Jubilee Hospital.
Per Mom's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at Glen Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery in Winnipeg, MB at 10:00 a.m., on September 30, 2022. A private interment will take place at that time.
In lieu of flowers, donations to either the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada or the Kidney Foundation of Canada are greatly appreciated.

Family and friends may sign a book of condolence at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 09, 2022

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • We loved when Maria came to visit her son Lambert and Barry in Toronto and all the chats we had on our porches. She was always so warm and full of wisdom. She will never be forgotten. Our most heartfelt condolences to the family, especially Lambert and Karina ❤️ - Posted by: Anja, Andreas, Oscar, Felix and Henry Duess (Neighbours ) on: Jul 22, 2022

  • Maria ….. a strong independent women who worked hard, loved her family, and always made room for a friend. I enjoyed all of our conversations, she was always willing to share her skills and the fruits of her labour where shared with many. I will miss you Maria. - Posted by: Wendy Trentham (Family & friend) on: Jul 21, 2022

  • I am very sorry for your loss, Lambert and Gerda. She will live in your hearts forever. - Posted by: Cindy (Friend) on: Jul 21, 2022

  • Je bent er niet meer, maar je blijft voor altijd in ons hart. - Posted by: John & Ria (Familie) on: Jul 21, 2022

  • We were very sad to hear of Maria´s passing and proud to call her a lifetime dear friend. She was such a great person, no nonsense, always straight to the point, strong and gentle. We will always cherish all the great memories of our time together. Our heartfelt sympathy. Friendship does not end at death , it´s eternal. Farewell, till we meet again !( Vera Lynn, a song my mom and yours had memories about) Love to you all! Amelie, Yvette & Jos, Manu & Marieke and Laura - Posted by: Yvette, Amelie, Manu (Friend) on: Jul 18, 2022

  • Zeer tevreden om "tante Maria" te leren kennen en beleven. Wat een vriendelijke, oprechte, eerlijke en behulpzame dame. Steeds klaar om een lekkere, en met liefde bereide, maaltijd op je bord te toveren. Haar specifiek Engels/ Vlaams taaltje en haar talrijke verhalen - haar gulle en warme lach. Ik zal je blijvend gedenken en veel moed en steun aan haar kinderen, kleinkinderen en achterkleinkinderen. Zij is/ was een voorbeeld voor ons allen. Thanks and "Oh my goase" - Posted by: Jean Digneffe (vriend) on: Jul 13, 2022

  • I will always remember tante Maria as a loving, caring, funny and very strong woman. She made me feel so welcome in the family, and when we visited her in Canada, it was a pleasure for the both of us. When she visited us in Belgium, she even helped out in our business, with a lot of curse about the whole pot of eggs that wouldn't peel ... I loved her stories in Flenglish. I will never forget her, she will always be in our harts and stories. Cherish all the good memories . - Posted by: Ria Janssens (niece) on: Jul 13, 2022

  • Even though I only knew you for a few years, I will always cherish the memories we made. I’m so glad that your passing was peaceful and in the manner of your choice. Karina and I will have many stories to tell, looking back over a life well lived. - Posted by: Elizabeth Harrold (Friend) on: Jul 11, 2022

  • Een doosje vol herinneringen is een waardevolle schat! Rust zacht tante Maria! 💫 - Posted by: Dieter - Veronique - Mattia (Familie ) on: Jul 10, 2022

  • She welcomed me with her warm smile when I first arrived in our condo buildings. It was a pleasure of knowing her. She will never be forgotten, My condolences to all her family and all her loved ones, May she Rest in Peace. Dianne Wilson, Victoria BC. - Posted by: Dianne Wilson (Neighbor) on: Jul 09, 2022

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