It is with great sadness that the family of Maria (Mary) Nieuwboer announce her passing. On Sunday July 22nd Maria celebrated her 60th year in Canada with family and friends and the following morning she slipped peacefully into the arms of the Lord.
Maria is survived by her children, Veronica (Gino), Rika (Dave), Miriam (Bill), Cathy (Roy), and John, 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild. Maria is also survived by 2 sisters in Canada and 2 sisters and a brother in Holland, and numerous other relatives and friends. She was a wonderful wife, mother, oma, sister, aunt, and a friend to all. Thanks to Claytons Funeral Home for your help with the arrangements. You made a trying time much easier to handle. Thanks to Father Paul Simms for the prayer service and the wonderful Mass. Thanks to the ladies that provided the music and to the ladies of the C.W.L thank you for the tea. To Audrey and her helpers thank you for helping out with the sound system. Thanks to Rika Kidd for a wonderful eulogy, to Corey for the readings and to her grandchildren, Alvin, Adrian, Kevin, Attilio, Aaron and Tyler for being the pall bearers, and Corey for being an honorary pall bearer. For many years Maria had failing health and we would like to thank everyone that has been there for her. Dr. Grapes, and the ladies from home support thanks for your many years of devotion to mom. In the last year mom spent four months in Quesnel Hospice where the care she received was phenomenal, and another four months in hospital where she was also well taken care of. Her final four months spent at Dunrovin Lodge were her happiest. Our heartfelt thank you to all. To our family and friends who were there for us when we needed them most, thank you. We could not have done it without all the extra hugs and kind words. Thanks to all for the flowers and donations that were made on moms behalf. Rika, Miriam, Cathy and John would also like to give heartfelt thanks to Veronica and Gino for always being there for mom, she appreciated it and so did we. Mom you are finally free from pain. You put up a great fight and gave us many extra years. Rest in Peace. We Love you!!!!