OUDESLUYS, Maria Neeltje (nee Bolier) –
June 26, 1925-April 14, 2018
Mary Oudesluys in her 93rd year.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Tony Oudesluys (2003). Cherished mother to Lanie (the late Les Carnochan, 1997) and Al Bryant, Frank and Heather Oudesluys, the late John Oudesluys (1976), Pearl and Mike Swan, and Mark Oudesluys.
Beloved Oma to Len and Hae Won Carnochan, Melanie Carnochan Wagner and Glen Wagner, Jocelyn Oudesluys, Ryan and Danielle Oudesluys, Nicole Roadknight, Chrystal Bowen Swan, Jenn Oudesluys, Megan Roadknight and Andrew Bowen Swan.
Groete Oma to Shelby, Lynn, the late Jasmine (2009), Jade, Francisco, Leah, Quinn and Rosie.
Born in the Netherlands to Frans and Pieternella Bolier. Elder sister to Nellie Jagt (the late Izaak, 1992) from Guelph, and Hannie and Wim Annemet from Vlissingen, Netherlands. She will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and close friends in Canada and the Netherlands.
Mom was a long time devoted member of the First Christian Reformed Church on Water Street, Guelph. Mom and Dad arrived in Canada in 1953 with Lanie in tow and Frank on the way. Having moved several times, they purchased a farm, first in RR#2 Rockwood and then in RR#1 Moffat. By then John and Pearl were born and much later, Mark. They were able to make a good living on the farm with a lot of hard work, blood, sweat and tears.
Thank you to Mom’s physicians, Dr. Rosemary Daniellie, and then Dr. Spadafora for their care and ensuring that she aged with dignity. A special thank you to the superb staff at the Elliott Community for always treating Mom with the utmost care, dignity and respect. The family will be forever thankful for Mom’s good influence, generous nature and loving character.
Friends will be received at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the First Christian Reformed Church, 287 Water St., Guelph on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow in the church hall.
Memorial contributions to The Elliott Community would be appreciated.
|A tree will be planted in memory of Mary N. Oudesluys in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm.|