With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Petronella Jacoba “Nellie” Poel (nee Reuvekamp) Peacefully on Saturday May 7, 2022 at St Marys Memorial Hospital at the age of 89. She is now reunited with her husband of 63 years John (2018), son Jim (1976), grandson Andy (2009), daughter Dr. Margaret “Meg” Poel (2017). Loving mother of John (Janet), Jerry (Marilyn), Jeff, Jason. Also missed by her grandchildren Matt (Taryn), Michelle (Jeff), Tom (Lauren), Kevin, Jake, Elliott, great grandchildren, Kayla, Carter, Emma, Jack, Owen, Gabriel, Isaac. Survived by sister Ann (Tony) Marlow, brother Jack (Annette) Reuvekamp. Daughter to the late George and Anna Reuvekamp. Predeceased by her siblings; Walter, Hugo, Gearld, Frank, Francis, Grenda, Dora, Peter.
Born in Noordwijkerhout, Holland, Nellie came to Canada in 1948. “Coming to Canada was a great adventure. The boat was called the Kota Inten. We played hide & seek in the life boats. The move was just exciting!”
On Thursday, May 12, 2022 at HOLY NAME OF MARY PARISH, Northeast corner of Peel St. N. and Widder St. E. St. Marys, there will be visiting from noon until the time of the Funeral Mass at 1 pm with Fr. Don Pumputs. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the
Alzheimer Society of Perth County
1020 Ontario St #5, Stratford, ON N5A 6Z3