Hieselaar, Maria Theresa
1914 – 2006
Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Friday, May 26, 2006 in the presence of her loving family.
She is survived and will be dearly missed by her daughter Johanna (Bob) Bakker of Comox; son Fred Van Den Brun of North Vancouver and former daughter-in-law Alice Bockman of Squamish; grandchildren: Ria (Randy), Marianne (Daniel), Rob, Yvonne (Danny), Nancy (Jason), Laura (John) and Denise; great-grandchildren: Carrie, Stefan, Gillian, Lucas, Brandon, Matthew, Courtney, Olivia, Caitlyn and Benjamin; as well as her extended family in the Netherlands. Maria spent a great deal of time doing volunteer work in Holland, and upon immigrating to the Comox Valley in 1991, she became very active with the D’Esterre Seniors. In her leisure, Maria loved to knit and create crafts most of which she gave to family and friends as gifts. Prayers will be offered from Comox Valley Funeral Home & Crematorium, 1101 Ryan Road on Thursday, June 1st at 7:00 pm, followed by Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, June 2nd, from Christ the King Roman Catholic Church at 10:30am with Father Paul Murphy, Celebrant. For those wishing, donations in her memory to the Activity Department, Extended Care Unit, St. Joseph’s Hospital, 2137 Comox Avenue, Comox, BC V9M 1P2 or The Canadian Cancer Foundation, 601 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1L3 would be appreciated.