Martina Ceelen-Bongers passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Dundas Manor on Mon., March 27, 2017, in her 95th year.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Arnold Ceelen, and her second husband, Martin Bongers; as well as brothers Jack Toonders of Navan, Chris Toonders of the Netherlands, and Frank Toonders of London; and by grandson Brandon Alarie. She is survived by brothers Anthony of Williamsburg and Ted of London, Ont.
She is the loving mother of Ted (Karin) of Mountain, Henry (Marilyn) of Kemptville, John (Joy) of Rocky Mountain House, Alta., Paul (Debbie) of Edson, Alta., Diane (Wade) of Sailing Vessel Joana, and Mike (Bonnie) of Mountain. She was the step-Mom of Betty (Dalton) Hart of Morrisburg, Tina (John) Smit of Dunrobin, Connie (John) Pepers of Iroquois, Debbie (the late Henry Westenbroek) of Winchester Springs, Ted (Mary) of Toyes Hill, Paul (Susan) of Ashton, and Monica (Kendall) Skillen of Ottawa. She is also survived by 32 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Friends called at Byers Funeral Home in South Mountain (613-989-3836) on Thurs., March 30 from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral and mass was held on Fri., March 31 starting at 11 am at St. Daniel’s Roman Catholic Church in South Mountain. The interment will be held at St. Daniel’s Cemetery. The pallbearers were grandsons Christopher, Karl, Mark, and Brian Ceelen, Anthony Westenbroek, and Anthony Bongers. The honourary pallbearers were grandsons Jonathan Alarie and Sean Skillen.
A reception followed the service at the Mountain Township Agricultural Hall from 12 to 4 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dundas Manor Activity Fund in Winchester.
Online condolences may be made at www.byersfuneralhomeinc.com.