Passed away peacefully on September 19, 2013 at 92 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Simon (1982). Loving mother of Jessie (Wes) Brouwer of Leamington, Sophie (John) Van Gent of Cottam, George (Barbara) Christiansen of Wheatley, and Christine Christiansen of Fruitvale, B.C.. Dear grandma of Sheryl (Tom) Jesso of Northridge, John (Fran) Van Gent of Essex, Sherrilynne Brouwer of Leamington, Wes Brouwer of Leamington, Tina (Miquel) Cabrera Baez of Leamington, Richard (Jenn) Christiansen of Kitchener, and Marc Christiansen of Wheatley. Granny-Mae of 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters Mary Miller of Saskatchewan, Henry (Alma) Belfour of Manitoba, Dorthy Shupe of Dryden, Vera (Gerry) Fellner of Saskatchewan. Predeceased by sisters Alice, Fannie, Julia, and Shirley;  brothers George and Robert; and great-grandson Shaun Jesso. Special thanks to Rita and staff at the Essex Manor. Mae is resting at the Olinda-Ruthven United Church on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Leamington. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex. Donations may be made to the Olinda-Ruthven United Church. You may send your condolences online at


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