Aarts, Catherine Engelina (nee Willems)

Aarts, Catherine Engelina (nee Willems)

April 14th, 2016

Peacefully, at St. Joseph’s Hospice after a hard fought battle with cancer on April 14th, 2016 in her 68th year. Beloved wife of Paul Aarts. Loving mother of Dan (Maggie) Aarts, Yvonne (Kevin) Weld and Richard (Cheryl) Aarts. Cherished Oma of Brennan and Emily Weld, Regan, Nathan and Morgan Aarts. Dear sister of Joanne (Bill) Van Rooy, Maria (John) Reyers, Maryke (Les) Everest, John (Nelly) Willems, Harry (Carol) Willems, Bob Willems, and Barb (Pat) Pepping. Sadly missed also by her in-laws, extended family and many friends. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful staff of St. Joseph’s Hospice for their care and compassion. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. with parish prayers at 6:45 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. George Roman Catholic Parish, 1164 Commissioners Road West, London, on Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Catherine are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Hospice.

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Pat (Kemps) WarrenWe are so sorry for your loss. Henrietta Kemps and family
Valerie and Drew Worthington Dear Tante Catherine, you left us too early, but I know you will be watching down on us all! I have lots of wonderful memories of you and will never forget your smile and laughter:)
Caroline, Rob and the girlsYou know how much I love Aunt Catherine and how much I love you Uncle Paul, Yvonne, Dan and Rich. We are thinking of you and if there is anything we can do, just let us know.
Tom & Judy VermueOur sincere condolences to the Willems and Aarts families. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
The Dost FamilyYou are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are so very sorry for your loss. Yvonne, If you need me for anything, please let me know.
Michelle Callipari Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Xoxo
Wayne and Annette MandigoToday heaven gained an Angel!! May you rest in peace Aunt Catherine and fly with the Angels. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Katy TakaokaYvonne, I am holding you and your family in my heart. Whatever you need, please let me know.
Anne BoleYvonne,, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. Anne Bole
Anne BoleYvonne, my thoughts and prayers are with at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss. Anne Bole
Heather ReidYvonne and to all of your family - you are loved and upheld in my thoughts at this very difficult time.
Mike & Wendy TetlowOur thoughts & Prayers are with you at this difficult time.12
MarleneOur thoughts and prayers are with you while you and your family's go through this hard time.
John and Margaret EdgarOur sincere condolences to you all. We know that your memories and your faith will help you through this time. From our family to yours.
Deb StevensPaul and family, my sincere condolences on your loss. My thoughts are with you during this most difficult time
Jocelyn, Mark and EllieRich, Cheryl and family, we are saddened to hear of your loss. Praying for strength, peace and comfort as you spend time remembering her.
Sara Clarke & FamilyYvonne and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We pray for peace and understanding for the family and hope you celebrate the life your Mom led here on earth. XO
Jim & Lisa KaraouzasDan, Maggie and Family We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jamie & Barb MillierSo sorry for your loss, she will be dearly missed by many. Our condolenses to the Aarts & Willems families
Anna Marie & Harry SleegersOur condolences Paul to you and your family... may the many happy memories you shared bring you peace.
Jan WhitingI am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Don & Nancy EldridgePaul and family: so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers
Terry and Patty La BargeOur thoughts and prayers are with you Paul and your family. Catherine could always be counted on for a good joke and joyous laugh. She loved to talk about her grandchildren. Heaven has a new angel today.
Pat and Brigida SullivanDear Paul and Family, Catherine was a talented woman always ready to share and teach. She had a wonderful smile and the ability to tell a joke to make the rest of us chuckle. She was a faith filled woman who lived her Christianity and set an example for the rest of us. Her soul is with the Lord, but her memory lives with her devoted family and her friends. Rest in eternal peace Catherine. We will meet again. Pat and Brigida
Phyllis MillsPaul, Catherine was a loving, giving lady whose big smile will be missed in Cape Royal. Gene and I always enjoyed playing golf with the two of you because we knew it would be enjoyable. Thank God for the time that you had together, and that she is now at peace.
Victoria Heisel To Paul and Family, my sincerest condolences to all of you. Catherine will be dearly missed. I will hold you and your family in prayer Paul, count on it. Love across the miles.
Heather ChernofskyMy thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Dave SandersonMay God bless you and your family and know that Jesus opened Heaven for all who believe.
Mike and Nancy NelsonPaul and family, please accept our deepest sympathies.
Lorree ApplebyMy heartfelt condolences to you Yvonne and your family. Your mother is your life, your centre, your everything. She has left you to be with God and now you may carry on her legacy. I'm sure she knows you will do it with grace and in her honour. Be still and be strong my friend. She is always close by and in your heart. God bless you all and may your Mom Rest In Peace.
Rich and Iris DeBastianiDear Paul and family, Catherine was a special friend and a wonderful neighbor who will be greatly missed. She was my encouragement to "get out on the course" and the 2:00 afternoon rounds were happy times. She was a most giving, thoughtful, and cheerful person on a daily basis. Our love to your entire family from Prince Charles Court.
Jim & Twyla WheelerPaul and family, please accept our deepest heartfelt condolences on your loss. Catherine was such a joy to be around, she always made everyone smile and laugh. She will be missed dearly here at Cape Royal. May she rest in peace and God Bless the AARTS Family.
RosaleeMy Mom and I wish to express Our Condolences to the Entire Family.. We have known You all for a very long time Great Memories .......We are so very sorry to hear about your loss Rest in Peace Rosalee Jackson and Maria Reabel
Deanna RonsonYvonne, my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. May you find comfort and strength in the memories that you shared with her.
Karen & Charlie WalkerPaul and family, We are so sorry that you have lost Catherine. She was such a positive and vibrant person. We can still hear her laugh and that always made us smile. We will miss her and the times we spent together. Please know that you are in our prayers . Love, Karen & Charlie Walker
Karen & Gregg ForsbergAs our memories of Catherine now become TREASURES - Heaven has welcomed a new Angel full of jokes. Gregg will always remember her for curing his leg cramps - soap in every bed. The look on her face when Paul left her standing on King 6 fairway - "Guess I'll ride with you"! We will miss a great lady. Prayers to all of you, Karen & Gregg
Cheri HeesselsOur deepest condolences from the Heessels Family
Karen HacheyDan & Family; Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. My deepest sympathy Karen Hachey
Dave and Marcia Keay Dear Paul and Family. We have thought of Catherine and your family over the past year. In the few emails she and I shared, I was struck by how determined she was to beat this disease that always seems to strike those who unselfishly give of themselves.. She fought long and hard and is now at peace. We hope that as time passes and your grief lessens, you will find comfort in your memories, family and friends. Dave and Marcia Keay
Jennifer BarnettSo very sorry for your loss, Yvonne. My thoughts are with you and your family. Heartfelt condolences.
Ray HudsonMy heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Catherine, she was a great lady and will be dearly missed. find comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering and is hanging out in heaven with my mother. All the beast from your friend in Nova Scotia XO
Colleen WietmarschenYvonne, so very sorry for your loss. Nothing takes away the sorrow from losing a parent; do what you need and take care of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.q
Helen & Jerry VanderydtSo sorry to all the family . We will remember you all in our prayers Helen & Jerry Vanderydt
Jerry and Mary VerdelOur heartfelt condolences to the Aarts and Willems families. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.
Ray & Judy HeatonOur most sincere and heartfelt sympathy go out to you Paul and your family. Let Catherines love of family, her caring personality and her sense of humor live on during the difficult times that lie ahead. By the way, the joke that Catherine told, that I laugh at even today, was "Going to Boston" We will miss her! May peace be with you and your family.
Lee McCoyI am sorry to hear of your loss, Richard. My condolences to you and your family.
Ed & Marie HughesDear Paul & Family, words cannot take away the pain of this very sad time but the memories will forever leave a smile in our hearts. Everything and everyone is a gift in this lifetime and how Blessed are we to have had the wonderful and beautiful gift of Catherine. My memories of her will always include her genuine smile and her willingness to help everyone. She has left a lifetime of memories for all. Peace to each of you as you celebrate Catherine's life. God Bless
tom and kim boltWe will miss Catherines smiling face and conversation when we walk past your home. Paul, we are so sorry for the loss of your Catherine and our condolences to you and your family. Know your strong faith will help you through the difficult times ahead. Our love and sympathy to you.
John & Sharon VandenbergCatherine had the biggest heart of anyone I know. She was kind, generous, faithful, loving and a great friend. You always knew you could count on her no matter what. This is why we know she is in a wonderful place now, with no pain and only joy. She is watching all of you with a permanent smile and enjoying a new dimension of freedom and peace. Know she is still here in spirit and forever watching over you. We will miss her tremendously.
Eddie & Diane LoyensPaul and Family, Our deepest condolences at this sad time. May your memories, and time, bring you peace. You are in our thoughts.
Linda LoyensPaul and family- I am so sorry to hear of your loss-- just remember all the good times you had through the years.My thoughts are with all of you at this sad time. Linda Loyens
Anne Aarts and FamilyDear Brother Paul, Danny, Yvonne, Richard and all the Willems Family: Catherine was a special lady and was on this earth to teach us all a valuable lesson. She had a deep faith and unselfishly shared her many talents with everyone she met. She is and always will be the "MARTHA STEWART" in our family! Thank you Catherine for all the things you taught us. Please remember Paul that your faith will carry you through this very difficult time. Our love and sympathy to you all. God Bless! From your sister, Annie, Michelle, Mark and Stephen.
hans&josie vanderlooSo sorry for your loss, she will be missed by many. Our condolenses to you all.
Bonnie HudsonYvonne, my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family at this sad time. Hold onto your memories and times together. It helps to heal the pain.
BRIAN CROSSDear John,Mia,and family members;On behalf of St.Joeseph;s Healthcare here in London,Ontario all our staff express our deepest sympathies to you and yours on the very recent passing of a truly fine outstanding citizen of London,Ontario ,and beyond irs borders wherever and whenever she travelled far and wide with numerous family members around the world until her illness took over ten fold.It was truly an honour and great priviledge to servive you all so well with true and compassion in our hospice facility here in the city.I for one wholehardily hope we met this difficult challenge for you all at this time of your lives.May God guide you all to better times ahead both in your perspective chosen carreers and lives as always.God Bless.Yours Sincerely Brian Cross Customer Services Represenarive Parkwood Institute London,Ontario
Ron and Betty EichenbergerPaul ... our heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this very sad time. Ron and Betty
Lisa BogueYvonne and Family - Thinking of you all at this time of deep loss. Sending love and prayers.
John and Antonette LaneDear Paul and Family, We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Catherine and send you our sincere condolences.We pray for strength for you and your family. May your memories bring you peace and comfort. Sincerely, John and Antonette Lane
Marcel and Helen LeHouillier Dear Paul and Family, We are very sorry and wish to offer you our most sincere condolences in these very sad times; if you need anything, please let me know. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Marcel and Helen LeHouillier
Leo & Kim AndisonPaul & Family, You are in our thoughts, we send our sincere condolences.
Paul KashPaul I want extend my sincere condolences to you and family.Catherine I am sure is in a very peaceful place Paul Kash
NICK AND KATHLEEN MAZZELLADear Paul and family Our deepest condolences, we were blessed for knowing and sharing our lives with such a wonderful person. We will always remember the time we shared together. Catherine will always be in our hearts and prayers.
Darren BrimsonDear Paul and family, I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Catherine. She always had a wonderful spirit about her, and truly a nice person to be around. I always enjoyed our little chats when I worked at RiverBend. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.
Albert & Veronica VandenbrinkDear Paul and family. So sorry to read of Catherines passing . Sending our sincere sympathy . Albert and Veronica Vandenbrink
Odette LaurieDear Yvonne and family, So sorry for your loss. Sending you much love and sympathy. You are in my heart ox
Emma J FarmerYvonne, My heart goes out to you and your family at this very difficult time. I have said prayers and I will continue to pray that the days ahead will become a little easier knowing that your dear mom is at peace now. With deepest sympathy.
Jack TimmermansVery sad and sorry to hear about your loss, our sincere condolences. Jack,Jewels and grama Geerts
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