Maria Johanna Bakx
November 21, 1928 – June 4, 2015
Maria (Ria) passed away peacefully with her family at her side at the Waverly Care facility where she had received loving care from the staff during the 5 years she lived there. Born in Steenbergen, Holland, Mom came to Canada in 1953 as a new bride joining her husband Leo on a lifetime adventure, first living in Okanagan Falls and Kitimat, before settling down in Chilliwack to start dairy farming.
Like many young women of her generation Mom was a hard worker. She not only had the task of running a household and raising her children, she was dad’s partner in every sense of the word, helping in the barn, and in the field. When she wasn’t working she loved playing cards or games, spending time in her garden, reading or watching sports. After Dad passed away, Mom moved from the farm to a condo in Chilliwack and enjoyed exploring the shops, the library and meeting new people. After a serious fall in 2010, Mom moved to the Waverly where she formed new friendships and was loved and cared for by the staff. Predeceased by her husband Leo, her daughter Jackie and her grand-daughter Jenny, Mom will be missed by her children Leanna (Rob) Peters, Clif (Rose), Sandra Craig and Steve (Lisa), 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Memorial service to be held at St. Mary’s Church on June 16 at 11:00 a.m., with reception to follow. For online condolences to the Bakx family please visit www.hendersonsfunerals.com
Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-792-1344