January 23, 1926 – March 16, 2015
Maria, our beloved Mam, mother-in-law, Oma, G.G. “Shorty” and “Oma Maria”, was received peacefully into the arms of Jesus, whom she loved and served throughout her life. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Herman, her sister Tini and brothers Jan and Dick in the Netherlands, and great grandson “sweet” Casey Armstrong. In her final days Maria was lovingly surrounded by her family and is now reunited with Herman.
Maria was born in the Netherlands and immigrated to Canada in May of 1957 with Herman and their five children. Herma (Don) Coutts, Jan (Sandra) Bergink, Joke Bergink, Barenda (Roland), Dupuis, Adriaan (Francine) Bergink. She will be missed by her relatives in the Netherlands. Maria has always had a passion for children and she dedicated her entire life to her husband and her family. She will be greatly missed by her children and all who knew her, especially her grandchildren: Carolyn (Russ) Lucas, Jonathan (Melissa) Borgens, Matthew Bergink, Jennifer Veselisin (Steve), Andrew (Anais) Bergink, Elysse (Tim) Waller, Heather Bergink, Simon Bergink, Emily Bergink, Stephanie Bergink, great grandchildren: Brent, Savonnah, Lena, Dominik, Kira, Zachary, Karson, Avaya, Yardley, Linden and Lorrie Anderson and the children of Precious Jewels Ministry Philippines. Maria will be fondly remembered for the hundreds of socks she knit for all who were dear to her heart. The family would like to thank the staff of Kiwanis Pavilion, Oak Bay for their loving care of our mother.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to
PRECIOUS JEWELS MINISTRY c/o Box 5528, Victoria, BC V8R 6S4
A family burial has taken place prior to a public Celebration of Life for Maria on March 31st at 1:00 pm at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Sidney, BC.
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