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Maria (Riet) Geertruida Vanderwel (née Mulder)
Visitation

MacCoubrey Funeral Home
30 King St. E., Cobourg

Sunday January 15th
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Service

Grace Christian Reformed Church
440 King St. E., Cobourg

Monday January 16th
11:00am

Followed by a reception to be held at the church

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Maria (Riet) Geertruida Vanderwel (née Mulder)

September 3, 1934 - January 12, 2023

Passed away at Golden Plough Lodge, Cobourg on Thursday January 12, 2023 in her 89th year. Maria Vanderwel, beloved wife of the late John Vanderwel. Loving mother of Henry (Cathy) of Cobourg, Bert (Shelley) of Cobourg, Bill (Jane) of Grafton, John (Vicki) of Cobourg and David (Cindy) of Grafton. Dear sister of Kees (Case)(the late Ger), Lennie (the late Martine) and Janet (the late Hank). Will be missed by twelve grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Friends are welcome at MacCoubrey Funeral Home 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Sunday, January 15, 2023 from 3 to 5 pm. A funeral service will be held at Grace Christian Reformed Church 440 King St. E., Cobourg on Monday, January 16, 2023 at 11 am. Interment, Cobourg Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a memorial donation to the Northumberland Christian School or the Alzheimer Society (Vascular Dementia).

The Vanderwel family would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to the Golden Plough Lodge for all of their compassion and gentle care to mom during her time there.

Message Of Condolence

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MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE / DONATIONS

Dawn Jarvis - January 20, 2023

My deepest condolences to the whole Vanderwel family. I’m so glad I had the pleasure to meet this wonderful lady. May she rest in peace! Dawn Jarvis

Debbie Wannamaker - January 19, 2023

Dear John, Vicki, Tyler and Sean, We were very saddened when we heard about your Mom/Grandmas passing. She was a lovely woman and a very talented seamstress. I made several visits to her apartment where she was always helpful and always made time for a visit. I hope that your many shared memories will bring you comfort during this very difficult time. God Bless you all, Debbie Wannamaker

Karol Shaw and Susan Leonard - January 17, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Christian School

Linda Sedgwick Girard - January 17, 2023

Please accept my sincere condolences . Your Mother was a lovely Lady and will be sadly missed.

John & Kathy West - January 16, 2023

Sending our condolences to the Vanderwel families, know you will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

Judy Elliott - January 16, 2023

Sending condolences to all of you. She was one of my very favorites. She was always upbeat and made me smile. Sending hugs & prayers.

Julie Darling - January 16, 2023

John and Vicky, I was sorry to read that your Mom had passed away. We send condolences to you and your family at this sad time. Jim & Julie Darling

John and Monique - January 16, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

John and Monique - January 16, 2023

Vanderwel Family. Our sincerest condolences for the passing of your mother.

Joan and Don Diminie and family - January 16, 2023

Vanderwel Family: Our condolences go out to you at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Arthur and Velma Joynt - January 16, 2023

Sincere condolences to the Vanderwel family at this sad time. We have fond memories of your Mother. We know that she made the best lemon pie ever!

Pat Frampton - January 15, 2023

Rest In Peace Maria. Donation made to the Altzeimer's Society.

Pat Frampton - January 15, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Jim and Jamie West - January 15, 2023

To all the Vanderwel family 's our condolences on the passing of your Mother.

Brian McLaren - January 15, 2023

Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Take care, Brian and Judie.

Susan and John McEwen - January 15, 2023

Our heartfelt condolences. A memorial donation has been made to the Alzheimer Society in Maria's memory.

Sylvia and Katherine Martenuk - January 15, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Carol Weir - January 15, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Agatha Kloostra - January 15, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Christian School

Jane Sawyer - January 15, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Gerald and Cathy Denouden - January 15, 2023

Our thoughts and condolences are with the whole family with the loss of your mom. Wonderful memories in the slideshow! She will be missed by all her family and friends. Hugs to all.

Michele and Brennan Scanlon - January 15, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Pat & Shelley Rutherford - January 15, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Allie Rutherford - January 15, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Shirley Foden - January 15, 2023

My deepest condolences to all of you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

MaryAnne and Joe Gallant - January 14, 2023

Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Our deepest condolences.

Robert Martorino - January 14, 2023

MARY AND I WERE VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR MOTHERS PASSING. CONDOLENCES TO ALL YOUR FAMILY . BERT AND SHELLEY YOU WERE ALWAYS KIND AND GIVING TO YOUR MOM AND I AM SURE SHE WAS VERY HAPPY YOU WERE THERE . ROBERT AND MARY

Catherine n bob boulerice - January 14, 2023

From our heart ...So sorry to read about your mom bill ....Sending from my heart condolences to you Bill n Jane n Maria n Mark and rest of family xxoo

Donald & Donna Robins - January 14, 2023

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Hold the memories to sustain you. Donna and Donald

Cindy Rutherford - January 14, 2023

Praying for you all that your hearts find some peace and take with you the memories of a wonderful life your mother gifted you

Tracy and George Pigden - January 14, 2023

Rest in peace Riet. You have earned your place in heaven with Opa. This lovely, sweet and kind lady will always have a special place in the hearts of Tracy, Brian and Danny. Many amazing memories spent with her on Harden Cres. Love to John, Vicki, Tyler, Sean and all extended family.

Carolyn Flannigan - January 14, 2023

My condolences to all. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Larry & Sue Bowman - January 14, 2023

Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.

barb bowers - January 14, 2023

I now that tears may shed but she will always be here in our hearts. R.I.P

Kevin & Nancy Clement - January 14, 2023

Condolences to the Vanderwel family for your great loss. Cherish the beautiful memories❤

Ted Walker - January 13, 2023

Bert, Shelly and the boys. Sending our blessings and prayers for Maria. Ted and Deb Walker. OPG Retired.

Alex Wielhouwer and family - January 13, 2023

So sorry to hear about tante Riet. I am out of country Monday and will miss the funeral but Ace, Michelle and I will be thinking of you guys.

Dave and Shirley Hare - January 13, 2023

Our condolences on the loss of your mom.

Brenda and Jim Kloostra - January 13, 2023

To the entire Vanderwel family, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing, such a special woman, kind and giving,,you’re all in our thoughts at this time, Brenda and Jim

Blaine & Lynda Darling - January 13, 2023

Sorry for your loss, our thoughts go out to your family at this most difficult time.

Carol Weir - January 13, 2023

To all the Vanderwel sons and their families. Your mom was a beautiful person. Her soft spoken voice and heartfelt smile will be remembered by many. Treasure the happy times you shared with your mom, Oma; both alone with her and as a family. She was proud of all of you and will always be by your side. Our deepest condolences. The Mann Family

Nicholas & Gillian - January 13, 2023

Reet will be missed and loved forever as she will never be forgotten and treated my children like they were her Grand children....RIP Reet....Opa is waiting......

Karen & Gary Spry - January 13, 2023

Sending our condolences to the whole Vanderwel family. Cherish the great wonderful memories you have of your wonderful mom. Sending prayers and love to you all.

Connie & Miles - January 13, 2023

To the Vanderwel families So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Cobourg Police Service - January 13, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada