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Maria (Mary) Vermeulen

April 12, 1923 - March 8, 2023


Maria “Mary” Vermeulen passed away peacefully at Sunnybank Centre on March 8th in her 100th year of life. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was also a social butterfly who enjoyed many meaningful friendships through the years.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, Hank and eldest son, Richard. She is survived by her sons, Cor (Gloria), Hank (Doreen), and Albert (Susan), daughter in law Shelly, grandchildren Shane (Robyn), Marnie (Mike), Jeff (Brooke), Kristy (Jasper), Leah (Tony), Joel, and Jenny (Justin) and great grandchildren Sara, Keira, Jadyn, Aliya, Jules, Thijs, Carter, and Jacob.

Mary immigrated to Canada from Holland with her husband and four sons in 1955 settling in Oliver, BC. She worked at the Oliver Co-Op packinghouse for over 20 years. Mary enjoyed travelling back to Holland to visit family on numerous occasions, as well as hosting Dutch relatives in Canada.  She was known for her spotless housekeeping, beautiful gardens, playful disposition, and infectious giggle. In retirement she enjoyed daily coffee visits at A&W, playing cards/games with friends, and all day shopping trips to Penticton.

Thank you to Dr. A DeVries, Dr. M DeVries, and the caring staff at Sunnybank Centre who enhanced Mary’s quality of life in her final years.

At Mary’s request there will not be a service, instead a family graveside gathering will be held at a later date.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium Ltd.

The Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Eileen Varga
Relation: Friend of Cor and Gloria

My sincere condolences in the passing of your mother

From: Corry Zappey and Liz Kocsis
Relation: Long time friends

Our deepest condolences to the family. Your mom was an amazing women and will be always remembered.

From: Judy Dallas
Relation: Know Cor through his job in Osoyoos.

My thoughts are with you, Cor, and your family. A mother’s love is always with you.

From: Kathy Becker
Relation: Friend of the family

Sincere condolences to to all of the family, It is a hard time, but you will have many Wonderfull memories of your mom.
My thoughts are with you all at this time.

From: Margaret Harkness
Relation: Friend

So sorry for your loss to all Mary’s family. She was a very nice person and was very good friends with my mom (Sophie Murray). They worked together at the packing house too.

From: John and Anne Kiss
Relation: Long, long time acquaintance.

Cor, Gloria and Family !

Please accept our deepest sympathies.

From: Leslie Polidoro
Relation: Sunnybank Center

Such a lovely lady, told me all about her younger life – stories I so enjoyed.

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

Thank You Notice

Thank you to Dr. A DeVries, Dr. M DeVries, and the caring staff at Sunnybank Centre who enhanced Mary’s quality of life in her final years.


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