Obituary of Ria de Wit
Maria "Ria" Cornelia de Wit, age 70, of St. Marys, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday Aug. 11, 2022 with her family by her side.
Beloved wife of Gijs de Wit, who she married on January 16, 1976. Cherished mom of Remco and Becky (Lunn), Tjeerd and Annette (Roelands), Joris and Kelly (Mulder), and Sjoerd and Carly (Schieckoff). Proud Oma of Willem, Tys, Styn and Nelleke, Lucas, Alyssa, Stefan and Eric, Romy, Ivo and Niels, Bram, Natalie and Arie.
She is survived by her sisters Corrie (Wim), Tonnie (Reinier), Willie (Wim) and Ans (Hans), and brothers Anton (Annie) and Wim (Anneke), and by her brothers in law Toon (Vera), Wim (Lidie) and Wynand, and sisters in law Margreet (Kees) and Agnes. She was predeceased by father and mother in law Wynand and Agnes de Wit, and brother in law Willem.
Ria was born in Wijk by Duurstede, the Netherlands, on November 26, 1951, daughter of the late Wim and Annie Miltenburg (Verkley). After farming in Schalkwijk, the Netherlands, her and Gijs immigrated to Canada in 1991. They settled on a dairy farm near St. Paul's, where they lived and worked, until moving to St. Marys in 2021. She enjoyed the simpler things in life, a home cooked meal, helping on the farm, a neat and tidy house, and her boys close by. She never turned down a chance to spend time with her grandkids. She played volleyball for many years, and was a member of the CWL at Holy Name of Mary, St, Marys.
She will be fondly remembered, and forever in our hearts.
Visitations will be held on Monday August 15, 2022 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at HOLY NAME OF MARY PARISH, Northeast corner of Peel St. N. and Widder St. E. St. Marys, The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday August 16, 2022 at 11 am at HOLY NAME OF MARY PARISH with Fr. David Butler officiating.
Interment following in St. Marys Cemetery. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses who provided care for mom the last few months. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the
St. Marys Health Care Foundation
P.O. Box 940, St. Marys, On N4X 1B6