Cornelia VanBeekveld

Obituary of Cornelia VanBeekveld

VANBEEKVELD, Cornelia (Corry)

Passed away peacefully at the Erie Shores Hospice, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Cornelis VanBeekveld (2000). Loving mother of Adrian and Donna VanBeekveld, Casey VanBeekveld, Ron and Diane VanBeekveld, Gert and John Hamilton, Mary and Wayne McKeen, Cora VanBeekveld, John and Brenda VanBeekveld. Proud grandmother to 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Survived by her sisters Annie and Marie, and her sister-in-law Tiny all of the Netherlands. She is predeceased by her 3 brothers Jan, Siemon and Piet. Cornelia will also be missed by many nieces and nephews in the Netherlands.

Mom/Oma was an extremely kind and generous woman who loved her family deeply and unconditionally. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, singing, knitting, and entertaining guests with a warm cup of coffee, something sweet and a hug. Cornelia was a member of the St. Michael’s Parish and its Choir as well as the Catholic Women’s League. The family would like to express their sincerest gratitude for the love and compassion shown to Corry and her family by the staff and volunteers of Erie Shores Health Care and Erie Shores Hospice. All the visits, flowers, well wishes and phone calls were greatly appreciated. Family and friends will be received at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519 326-2631) on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at St. Michaels Parish from 10:30 a.m until the Mass of the Resurrection at 11:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Erie Cemetery in Wheatley. As your expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Erie Shores Hospice or St. Michael’s Parish. Share memories or make an online donation at

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