Van Lanen-Wilhelmina Maria of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 80th year. Dearly loved wife of 55 years of Peter Van Lanen and loved mother of Jim Van Lanen (Bonnie) of Ilderton, Lorie Tennant (James) of London, late Josie and her husband Bill McCarvell of London and Joan-Marie Van Lanen of London. Dear sister of Leny Gremmen, Mary De Loyer, Tina Van Berkel, John Snyders, Gerard Snyders, Joe Snyders, Anna Marie Sleegers, Jack Snyders and the late Tony Snyders. Loved grandmother of Jennifer, Amanda, Daniel, Rebecca, Jacob, Rachel, Johanna, Mark, Mary, Michael, Peter and Joshua and great grandmother of Isabella. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Wilhelmina was born in Asten, Holland on July 11, 1933, the daughter of the late Laurens and Johanna (Meulendyks) Snyder. She has lived in St. Thomas sincere 1996 and formerly of Lambeth. Wilhelmina was a member of Holy Angels’ Church, the Catholic Women’s League and Holy Angel’s Parish Choir.
Visitation at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial to be celebrated at Holy Angels’ Church, Talbot St., St. Thomas on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.