MARIE BARENDS (January 7, 1920-December 9, 2021)

The Lord has come to her and given her peace. Marie went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Dec 9, 2021 at Shalom Manor, Grimsby in her 102nd year.

Marie was predeceased by her husband Pieter (1986), her son Robert (2007), daughter Carol ( 2011) and daughter-in-law Linda (2018).

She is survived by 6 children Pieter, John (Bonnie), Gerda Misdorp, Janna White (Charles), Marie and Ed (Lori Eden), 8 grandchildren Stephen Barends (Arlene), Patricia Gemmell (Jesse), Krista Copeland (Kevin), Brandon Barends (Andria), David Misdorp (Jenn), Lora Lupa, Aaron White (Deanna), Stephanie Lockhart (Don) as well as 11 great-grandchildren.

Marie immigrated from Rotterdam, The Netherlands to Canada in 1954. She spent most of her married life living in Fenwick Ontario, raising her 8 children. She faithfully attended Fenwick United Church and was active in the choir and Women’s groups until she moved into Shalom Manor for care. She participated readily in all the activities provided by Shalom staff. Many thanks go out to all her caregivers at Shalom for their care, attention, kindness and support.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Marie’s life will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at 11 am at Bethany Christian Reformed Church, 1040 Balfour St., Fenwick, ON. Covid protocols will be in place.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations online to Fenwick United Church, Pelham Cares or Shalom Manor and Gardens, Grimsby, ON.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home.

9 thoughts on “MARIE BARENDS (January 7, 1920-December 9, 2021)

  • My condolences to the whole Barends family. Marie was such beacon of strength resilience and I believed she passed those qualities to her children. I hope you will all be comforted with the good memories of her life.

  • Condolences to the family. I knew Marie from her singing in the Velvetones choir for a number of years. Beautiful person, she was missed.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. I remember singing in the church choir with your Mom. Her smile would light up a room. Thinking of you all.

  • My memories of Mrs Barends were she was always so welcoming in her house when I was visiting with Rob. My condolences to the Barends family.
    Rob Leach

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