It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Maria Catharina Van Ostaeyen, in her 90th year. Beloved wife and best friend of Joe for 67 years. Cherished mother of Rita Warren (George), John Van Ostaeyen (Evelyn White), Frank Van Ostaeyen (Nancy), Bernie Turpin (Rick), Charlie Van Ostaeyen, Marilyn Greer (George Clemens), and Anita Lange (Gary). Dear grandma to Lindsay (Kevin), Erin (Andrew), Matt (Stephanie), Megan (Chris), Jeremy (Erin), Nicole (Tony), Tyler (Kierstin), Christie, Dan (Shannon), Jaclyn (Chad), Kendra (Kalen), Kelsey (Brandon), Erika (Kyle), Colin (Meghan) and Ivan (Abbie), and great-grandma to 14. Survived by a large extended family in Belgium. Predeceased by granddaughters Tanya (1989) and Katie (2005). Special thank you to the team at Dorchester Terrace Retirement Residence and the VON team for their compassionate care. Due to Covid restrictions, a private family memorial service will take place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brock and Visser Funeral Home of Thamesford (519-285-2427). In memory of Maria, donations can be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Share memories and condolences online at brockandvisserfuneralhome.com.
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