Obituary of Anna Maria Catharina Martina van Belleghem
Born in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and passed away peacefully after a long and fulfilling life in Canada, surrounded by the love of her family. Anna was a devoted wife to Florent (deceased 2015), and a loving mother to her children Yvonne, Caroline (Doug), Pierre (Natasha), Florent (Nechama), Jacqueline, Joanne, Monique (Fred) and Michelle (Gabe). Much beloved Oma to Megaera, Molly, Luke, Melanie, Joseph, Valerie, Dylan (Dana), Michael (Jenn), Ricky, Caleb, Joshua, Steven (Candace), Shawn (Gena), Danielle (Ryan), Nina, Ryan (Ashley), Sarah (Kyle), Lindsay (Colin), Julian (Veronica), Christian, Brennan, Bianca and Katarina. Great grandmother to Lucas, Wendel, Emmilene, Roenigk, Jonas, Charlie, Richard, Paul, Sierra, Emma, Cohen, Addison, and Arianna. Anna was predeceased by her parents, Harry & Gertrude Hogenboom (Oshawa), her brothers Pierre (Baexem, NL) and Joseph (Oshawa), and sisters Gerda (Baexem, NL) and Ria (Oshawa). Anna was also predeceased by her son-in-law Rudy de Taeye (Jacqueline).
Anna will always be remembered for her love of family, music, dancing, knitting, gardening, birds, flowers, good food, and meeting new people during her daily travels. She remained proudly independent, driving for errands, shopping, and visiting, often with her knitting in hand.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 8th, from 1:00PM - 3:00PM and 7:00PM - 9:00PM at the DeStefano Funeral Home, 1289 Keith Ross Drive, Oshawa (south side of Taunton Road, east of Thornton Road by the Oshawa Airport) 905-440-3595. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30AM on Thursday, November 9th at St. Gregory The Great Catholic Church, 194 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa followed by interment at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, 355 Taunton Road East, Whitby.
Memorial donations may be made to support Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre, 86 Colborne St. W., Oshawa, ON L1G 1L7. 905-579-4833. www.hearthplace.org
Memories may be shared at www.destefanofuneralhomes.ca