Date of death:
Wednesday February 28, 2018

The Recorder & Times, Brockville, ON

Hoogwerf, Maria - Peacefully on February 28, 2018, surrounded by her four boys and their families at St. Lawrence Lodge, Brockville. Maria Hoogwerf (Visser) age 74, formerly of Edwardsburg Township. Proud mother of Garret (Patricia) of Prescott, Eric (Belle) of Whitehorse YK., Frederick (Tracey) of Prescott, and Darren (Jacqueline) of Brockville. Proud grandmother of Shannon, Jennifer, Laurynn, Hilary, and Lindsey. Proud 'Ma' to Dyllen and Jaccob. Survived by siblings Sies (Lynn), Ralph (Betty), Fred (Susan), and Margaret (John), sister-in-laws Ruth and Coby. Predeceased by her loving parents Marten and Simontje Visser and brothers Stuart and Art. Maria lived with MS for over 40 years; throughout her battle, proudly raising four boys independently. Her strength, courage, and perseverance were admired by all. In the last nineteen years living in long-term or complex care settings, her positive attitude inspired everybody she encountered. Maria's family would like to thank all who took the time to visit over the years. A special thank you to Marie Oomen, Betty Pullan and the late Barb Best, each who made an effort to keep scheduled visits that she genuinely looked forward to. Special thank you to the staff of the former St. Vincent de Paul Hospital/Brockville General Hospital Garden Street. Your care over her years as a resident will always be remembered. Thank you to the staff of the St. Lawrence Birch Lodge. Mom grew exceptionally close to many of you over the years. Your expressions of sympathy during her final days are evident of the quality care and compassion she received. Thank you to the most accommodating and compassionate family physician, Dr. Colman Mansworth. Your time and friendship to our family can never be expressed. Our heartfelt thanks. In keeping with the wishes of Maria, no visitation or service will take place. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of items expressing sympathy to the family, a monetary donation may be directed to the St. Lawrence Lodge foundation (specify Activation Department), or a donation to the MS Society, Leeds Grenville Chapter. Peace at last. The Recorder & Times, Brockville, ON, 2018-03-03

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