Vanderkooy-Maria of St. Thomas, went to be with the Lord, on Saturday, January 24th, 2015, peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late George Vanderkooy (May 15, 2005) and dearly loved mother of Peter Vanderkooy (Sylvia) of St. Thomas, John Vanderkooy (Julie) of Aylmer, George Vanderkooy (Margaret) of St. Thomas, Robert Vanderkooy (Ina) of Burkes Falls, Donald Vanderkooy of St. Thomas and Marian Beimers (Paul) of Strathroy. Cherished grandmother of Robin, Krista, Jason, Holly, Amy, Timothy, Sandra, Laurie, Erica, Brian, Amanda, Stephanie, Daniel, Matthew and Nathan. Sadly missed by 18 great grandchildren. She was the last of her family. Maria was born in Nootdorp, Holland on August 1, 1920, the daughter of the late Johannes and Johanna Van Der Wees. She was a member of the Free Christian Reformed Church, St. Thomas.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Word and Deed or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.