Antonia “Toni” Van Hoof

Toni Van Hoof, a resident of the Woodland Villa Nursing Home in Long Sault for the past five months, passed away there on Wed., July 11, 2018. She was 88.
Toni was born in Keldonk, The Netherlands on July 3, 1930 to her parents, Johannus and Anna Byvelds (nee Van Dommelen). She immigrated to Canada along with her family in 1953, and she married Jack Van Hoof on June 29, 1957, at St. Mary of the Presentation Catholic Church in Chesterville.
Toni and Jack were members of the Morrisburg and District Horticultural Society. Toni enjoyed working with flowers, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and reading. She was an accomplished seamstress, and she did alterations for the Clothing Barn in Glen Becker, which was owned by Alex and Mary English. Toni’s greatest joy were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Toni is survived by her children, Francine Melenhorst (Josh) of Winchester, Donald (Laurie) of Williamsburg, Gary (Julie) of Morrisburg, Brian (Shanna) of Williamsburg, Paul (Donna) of Metcalfe, and Lisa Cassidy (Steve) of Addison; her siblings, Martin Byvelds (Johanna) of Boucks Hill, John A. Byvelds (Toni) of Williamsburg, Anthony Byvelds (Corrie) of Williamsburg, and Catherine Van Moorsel of Williamsburg. She will be fondly remembered by 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Sjaak “Jack” Van Hoof; her granddaughter, Michelle Van Hoof; and her brothers, Arnold, Albert, Bill, Johannus, and Gerry Byvelds. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Sun., July 15 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church in Morrisburg on Mon., July 16 at 11 am, with Father Thomas officiating, followed by interment at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery in Morrisburg. The pallbearers were grandchildren Michael Melenhorst, Kelly Van Hoof, Kayla Van Hoof, Colin Van Hoof, Jaxon Van Hoof, and Douglas Cassidy.
Donations to St. Mary’s Church or the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
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