Versteegh (née Van Wijk), Mary-Lou

Versteegh (née Van Wijk), Mary-Lou

October 23rd, 2017

Peacefully on Monday, October 23rd, 2017, at McCormick Home, in her 81st year. Loving mother of Daniel (Kelly) Versteegh, Jim (Pat) Versteegh, Patty (Derek) Coenen and Darryl (Christine) Versteegh. Adored Grandma of Maegan, Aiden, Hunter, Libby, Alexandra, Eric, Matthew, Jessica, Nicole, Joshua, Benjamin, Nicholas, and Kaylee. Sadly missed by her great-grandchildren: Zoey, Maddie, Kaidence, Sofia and Kingston; and great-great-grandchildren: Carter and Miles. Dear sister of Gertrude, the late Mark, Joe, Rose, Alphons, Norbert and Hans. Predeceased by her loving parents Nicholas and Anna Van Wijk. Mary-Lou will be missed by Cor Versteegh and was loved by many. She enjoyed life. Her family and her faith were very important to her. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Thursday from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., with prayers at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. GEORGE PARISH, 1164 Commissioners Road West, London on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mary-Lou are asked to consider McCormick Dementia Services. 

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Deb McCartPatty and family...Your mom definitely "fought the good fight". Prayers and love to all of you. Deb
Paula van WykMy Beautiful Aunt Mary-Lou, I wouldn't be the person I am today if it were not for you. You inspired me to be a dancer. You encouraged my continual academic attainment. You taught me it was ok that sometimes people will take advantage of me because that is what happens to nice people with big hearts - and at the end of the day I need to be true to myself and not worry about what other people feel the need to do to make themselves feel better. Like every other van Wijk - you lived and breathed "family first". You were beautiful for so many reasons and I am thrilled you were my aunt, godmother, and home away from home. Tell dad I say hello - he has been waiting for you. Love you always and forever, Paula
Marc and Carine DockxOur deepest condolences to all of you from the family in Antwerp, She will be a bright shining star in the sky and I'm sure she will watching over all of you. Big Kiss and stay strong in these diffificult days xxx Marc, Carine, Philip, Chadia and Caro Dockx -
Mark and LesWe are so sorry to hear of Mary-Lou's passing. She was an awesome neighbor who always had a smile on her face and positive attitude to life. Her devotion to her family was obvious in all she did. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Versteegh family for their loss.
Geoffrey McMurrayJim and Family, I am very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing, thinking of you all at this time and sending my thoughts and prayers. Geoffrey McMurray
chris annableI was sorry to hear about Mary-Lou's passing. She was a wonderful person who was always very kind. She will be missed. Chris
Rene, Debbie, Regan and Reese CoenenOur deepest condolences to you and the family Patty!!! Your Mom was loved by so many especially you!! I loved always seeing her singing on your Facebook posts!! May she Rest In Peace. Lots of Love always xoxo
Ted & Kim MelchersTed & I were so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. May your memories comfort you during this sad time.
Linda & Garnet QuinnDear Patty, Derick, and family We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. We did not really know her well. However it’s not hard to see where Patty gets her good looks from. Your Mom was a beautiful lady. She was so blessed with all her children, and wonderful grandchildren, greats and great-greats. I’m sure she was a hard worker all her life. I remember the apple orchard, your parents owned for years, l visited there often for the delicious fruit they grew. She left a wonderful legiacy, memories for all to remember, For her loved ones, she left you her love. Thinking of you all now, and sending our love to comfort you. Hugs, Linda & Garnet.
Thieu ArtsOne of the best things in my life was my stay at the Van Wijk-family at Eindhoven. There I met the family's second daughter Mary-Lou for the first time, around 1950. She was a good-looking teenage girl with a pretty open face, always cheerful, friendly and helpful to anybody. At home she was mostly found with her mother in the kitchen eagerly learning housekeeping. That proved to be a perfect basis for her future in Canada after their immigration. She developed there into a devoted mother and full-time manager of Applegate Orchard after the divorce she endured. In Holland we got great support from her as my wife Paula got the same kind of cancer Mary-lou suffered from earlier. I used to write her on her birthday every year for a great many years. We had the opportunity to visit the family several times and seeing Mary-lou doing well. Still I am grateful for the hospitality we experienced from her and her family. I cherish all the experiences we had together and keep her in my life lasting memory. RUST ZACHT, LIEVE ISE
Kathleen and Steve Baxter and familyWe are so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Mary-Lou. Sending our sincere condolences to all of you at this time. May she rest in peace.
Scott and Lori Van HarenI was so sorry to hear of Aunt Mary Lou’s passing and regret that I was unable to attend her funeral. I have always thought of her as a beautiful, classy and gentle lady. May her beautiful spirit comfort you now and always as she watches over from above. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
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