Rika Van BakelVan Bakel, Rika

Passed away peacefully at Seaforth Manor Nursing Home on Thursday, January 17, 2013.  Hendrika Johanna Antonia (van Kuppeveld) Van Bakel of Seaforth, formerly of the Netherlands, in her 92nd year.

Loving mother of Regina (Bill) Whyte of Seaforth, John (Janet) Van Bakel of Exeter, Mary Ann (Frank) Verberne of Dublin, Tony (Karen) Van Bakel of Mitchell and Joe (Carolyn Wood) Van Bakel of Clinton.  Cherished Grandma of 16 and Great-Grandma of three.  Also survived by her sister Pieta (Herman) Van Bakel of Mitchell; brother-in-law Harry (Anne) Van Bakel of London; and sisters-in-law Anna Rongen and Miet Dereks of Holland.  Rika will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Predeceased by her husband Theodorus Van Bakel (Jan. 22, 2000); parents Johannes and Regina van Kuppeveld; Granddaughter Wendy; and numerous siblings and siblings-in-law.

Visitation will be held at McGlynn Family Funeral Home, 87 Goderich St. W., Seaforth, 519-527-1390, on Sunday, January 20th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Rika’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. James Roman Catholic Church, 22 Victoria St. N., Seaforth, on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 11 a.m.  Private interment to take place at St. Columban Roman Catholic Cemetery and a reception will be held at the Seaforth & District Community Centre.

Memorial donations to the Diabetes Association, Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Cancer Society would be appreciated and can be made at the funeral home or by visiting Rika’s memorial at www.mcglynnfamilyfuneralhome.com


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