Maria Gerardina SCHREURS

Maria Gerardina Schreurs passed away peacefully at home Nov. 22, 2005 surrounded by her loving family.

Riet was born March 21, 1922 in Tilburg, Holland, the Netherlands.

In 1956, with her daughter Marion, Maria moved to Powell River to marry her beloved Nick and be mother to his six children. Their marriage was blessed with three additional children. They moved to Sardis in 1959 to own and operate The Shady Inn.

In 1965 they purchased an acreage in Greendale which eventually became their retirement home.

Our mother loved so many things: music, flowers, traveling, and card games. She loved to keep busy creating; whether it was knitting a sweater for a grandchild, crocheting a pair of slippers or completing a word puzzle. She especially loved her family and friends coming to visit. She will always be remembered sitting by the front window enjoying the view of the mountains.

She was pre-deceased by her husband Nick in 1994, and her son, Bill in 1962.

She is survived by her children; Agatha Pelchat of Calgary, Nick and Judy Schreurs of Williams Lake, Joanne Chung of Vancouver, Anne and Larry Daw of Edmonton, Marion Atwell and Bob of Calgary, Peter and Julie Schreurs of Calgary, Monica and Pete Glomlein of Prince George, Derek and Lynn Schreurs of Kamloops, Robert and Maureena Schreurs of Greendale. Maria will be missed and remembered always by her 21 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Dr. Marianna Struwig, the home care nurses, care workers and everyone who gave so much time and love to care for Maria through her illness.

Prayers for Maria will be held Friday, November 25, 5:00 pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Funeral Services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Saturday, November, 26 at 1:00 p.m. — Father Gary officiating.