DeVRIEZE, Mrs. Laura E. (nee Gloin), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, May 14, 2016, in her 52nd year following a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of 25 years to Timothy DeVrieze. Dearly loved mother of Evan, Ryan, and Sara DeVrieze. Dearly loved daughter of Caroline (nee Anderson) Gloin of St. Thomas, and the late Peter J. Gloin. Cherished sister of Martyn Gloin (Tammy) of London. Dear daughter-in-law of Mary DeVrieze of St. Jacobs, and the late Grady DeVrieze Sr. Also fondly remembered by in-laws, Grady and Pam DeVrieze, Paul and Carolyn DeVrieze, and Carol and Marcel Naus, all of Waterloo, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends and acquaintances. Laura was born in St. Thomas, ON, December 22, 1964. She was a graduate of the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics degree with a Chartered Accountancy/Statistics Option in 1988. A Chartered Professional Accountant, Laura was a partner in the firm of Kee, Perry & DeVrieze, St. Thomas, respectfully committing to her clients for over 30 years. Laura was a truly devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, colleague and friend. Being a dance, soccer and hockey mom gave Laura her greatest joy. Laura’s most important achievement was being the ultimate supporter of her children, encouraging them to pursue their dreams and ambitions. Her loving, kind and gentle spirit will live on forever through all the lives she has touched. “What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose” – Helen Keller. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Thursday, May 19th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). A funeral service to celebrate Laura’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks St., St. Thomas on Friday, May 20th at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception in Rodney Hall. Private interment in Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.
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