It is with great sadness and also with profound joy, our mother, Engelina “Ann” Maria Vanderwerf, was called home by her Lord. Mom’s final days were filled with cherished memories, laughter, prayer and thankfulness, on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Bluewater Health, in Petrolia, at the age of 94 years. She was born in Holland and was a daughter of the late Dirk and Maria (Ludema) Duipmans. Beloved wife of the late Dirk Vanderwerf. Loving mother of Mary Rosseel, Barbara (John) Wysman, Audrey (Bob) Hamilton, Sid Vanderwerf (Diana Cornelis), and Rick Vanderwerf (Gizella Lukacs). Dear grandmother of Steven , Allen , Carolyn , Jennifer, Robert, Karen, and Kia. Dear great grandmother of Meghan, Alex, Lauren, Sarah and Ashley, great great grandmother of Jace, Justice and Julysa. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Jitske, brothers Kees, Herman and Eibert of Holland, a son-in-law Maurice Rosseel, and a grand-daughter Tanya.
The Late Engelina “Ann” Vanderwerf is resting at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home Ltd. 639 Elgin St., Wallaceburg. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 15 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. The Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 16 at 11 am at Our Lady Help of Christians Church. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the St. Vincent de Paul or Salvation Army may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at As a living memorial, a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in Memory of Ann Vanderwerf.

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