DeLouw-Maria (Mary) of Valleyview Home, St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, at her late residence, on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Anthony “Tony” DeLouw (2007) and loved mother of Murray DeLouw (Anita) and children Janine, Leanne (Brad) , Alaina, and Jordan (Maigan). Dianne Boston (Steve) and children Natalie Volkmann (Nathan) and Lindsay O’Connor (Dave). Allan DeLouw and his children Kari, Jeremy and Eric . Rosemary Palmer (Dave) and children Craig and Ryan Palmer (Christina). Predeceased by a son-in-law Fred Palmer (2003). Cherished great grandmother of Ashton and Cameron O’Connor and Benny and Leah Volkmann. Dear sister of Wilma Van Rossum of London. Predeceased by a number of brothers and sisters in Holland. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Mary was born in Holland on June 13, 1922, the daughter of the late Albertus and Lamberdina (Van Genughten) Dortmans. Maria was the second eldest of eight children. She came to Canada in 1952 and farmed with her husband. Tony and Maria enjoyed many years with the family business (Dalewood Farm). She was a member of Holy Angels’ Church.
The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels’ Church on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.