VEENS: Mrs. Irene Beatrix of Arkona, Ontario

cardpicIrene Beatrix Veens (Peters) of Arkona passed away peacefully on April 22, 2016 with her family by her side at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital at age 71.  Dearly loved wife of Gerry Veens and loved mother of Joanne and Steve Atchison, Henry Veens, Bernice and Dwayne (2013) Cadman, Wilhelmina Waters and Ron VanDamme, Vicki and Gerry Lynn, Marion and Kevin Somer, and Jerry and Susan Veens. Cherished grandchildren Julianne, Andria,  Traves, Rebecca, Michael, Ashley, Kelsey, Daniel, Curtis (1999), Cassandra, Hannah, Jonathan, Jeremy, Joseph, Samual, Reanna, Samira, Abigail, Lindsay, Brandon, Amelia, Rachel and Nicholas. Great-grandson Carter. Sister to Mary, Wilma, Henry (Jacoba), Joe, Tony (Mary), Bert (Eliz),  Andy (Geraldine) and Joanne (Terry). Sister in law to Jan, Theo, Annie and Henk from the Netherlands. Welcomed in heaven by her sister Hendrika and brother-in-laws Bert Veens and Bert Centen along with many from the Netherlands.  Always remembered for her enthusiasm, love of gardening, and the love of work. ” Moeka” will be missed by all. Visitation will take place at Denning’s of Forest, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Sunday, April 24. 2016, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will take place on Monday morning, April 25, 2016, at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church, 68 Union Street, Forest. Interment to follow at Arkona Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Curtis Cadman Fund at Children’s Health Foundation.  Online condolences may be left at

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