Maria Steenbakkers

Maria Hendrika Steenbakkers

1931 - 2019

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Obituary of Maria Hendrika Steenbakkers

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Maria Hendrika Verstappen Steenbakkers, at the age of 87, on Monday, April 8, 2019 at Trillium Care Community in Kingston, Ontario. Maria was surrounded by family and the caring staff of Trillium.Maria was born on December 13, 1931 in Sint Oedenrode, Netherlands to Johanna and Martinus Verstappen. Maria came to Canada with her loving husband, William (Bill) Steenbakkers as a young bride to start a new adventure in 1952. The hard-working couple built a life in Kingston first with William in custom home building and then eventually they founded Collins Bay Marina in 1971. Maria will be remembered for her love of life, good nature and mischievous sense of humor. She always enjoyed a good party, dance or family gathering.Cherished mother of Hub Steenbakkers and his wife Michèle, and dear Oma of Mya and Landon. Sister of Pete (Louise), late Jack (late Fein), late Joe (Liz), Henry (Joyce), Wil (Rieky) and Jan (Marian) Verstappen. Sister-in-law of late Jeanne (late Wim), late Louis (late Tonny), late Betsie (late Gerard), late Annie (late Jan), late John (late Rose), late Roos (late Jan), Hub (Bella) and Harry (Patricia). She will be fondly remembered as Tante Mia by many nieces and nephews.The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Trillium Care Community for their loving and compassionate care of Maria.Family and friends are invited to the Celebration of Maria’s life on Monday April 22, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the JAMES REID RECEPTION CENTRE (1900 John Counter Boulevard). Respecting Maria’s wishes there will be no funeral and cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to CATARAQUI CEMETERY AND FUNERAL SERVICES.