June 8, 1930-May 30, 2010
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Maria Cornelia Klootwyk on May 30, 2010.
Maria was the eldest of 7 children born in the Netherlands to Dirkje and Arie Baas. In 1949, she married Harry and they emigrated to Canada in 1953 along with 2 young children. They settled in Delta and had 2 more children. In 1968, they purchased their own dairy farm in Chilliwack.
Maria enjoyed her years on the farm working side by side with Harry, as well as taking care of her home and family. She loved and took great pride in the accomplishments of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a devoted wife for almost 61 years, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and a friend to many. She enjoyed visits from friends and family and stayed in touch with all of her relatives in Holland.
Marie was predeceased by her daughter, Mickie and son-in-law Cor, as well as her brother Case. She will be sadly missed by Harry; her three sons, Casey (Karen), Hank (Ellen) and Martin; 7 grandchildren, Yvonne (John) Murdock, Debbie (Gerard) Baars, Peter (KerriAnn) Hamming, Jenny Klootwyk, Sheldon (Annette) Klootwyk, Matt Klootwyk, Ben Klootwyk, 8 great-grandchildren; her sisters and a brother in the Netherlands as well as many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 1:00 pm from Cornerstone Christian Reformed Church, 8900 McNaught Rd., Chilliwack, BC.
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