Maria Geertruda Mesman (nee Loogman)

Maria Geertruda Mesman passed away peacefully at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family and friends on Nov. 1, 2004. She was 96.
She was born on April 6, 1908 in Holland. She was the daughter of the late Alida Loozer and Peter Loogman. She is survived by nine children, Tiny (and the late Wim) of Holland, Leo (Gertrude) of Winchester, Martin (Jill) of New Brunswick, Bill (Rejeanne) of Harrow, Tom (Ardele) of Merrickville, Ben of Williamsburg, Robert (Marie) of Toronto, Alida MacLachlan (Murray) of Manotick, and Fred (Roxanne) of New Brunswick. She will also be missed by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by all of her 10 siblings, her infant son Martin, her husband Martin, granddaughter Linda and husband Randy and their infant son Steven, her son Peter and his wife Mary.
The family immigrated to Canada in 1953 and settled south of Chesterville in 1957. She loved and prayed for everyone and was always grateful for everything. Her warmth and gratefulness will always be remembered.
The family received friends at the Chesterville Funeral Home in Chesterville, on Nov. 5. The funeral service was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chesterville on Nov. 6. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital, Patient Care and Nursing Division would be greatly appreciated by the family.