Adriana Rietveld


Service Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Obituary of Adriana Rietveld

RIETVELD Adriana (Ponsen) passed away peacefully on Friday, September 12, 2014 with her family by her side. She was born in The Nederlands in 1919, immigrating to Canada in 1951 with her husband Cornelis (deceased in 1963) and children. Ria is survived by her children Lucy Rietveld Bowers, Casey (Helen) Rietveld, Johanna (Peter) Maiolo, Dorothy (Rick) Courneya, eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, her brother Wouter Swaap and many nieces and nephews in The Nederlands and was predeceased by her brother Jacques Swaap. Ria was a role model to all of her family and many friends. She loved travel, Scrabble, cards games and was an avid reader right to the end. Ria 's family thank the staff of CCAC and Hospice Niagara for their tender and caring ways during Ria's very short final journey. Cremation has taken place as per Ria's wishes. Visitation will be held at Patrick Darte Funeral Home, 39 Court Street, St. Catharines on Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 9 pm. A Funeral mass will celebrated on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 11:30 am, at St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, 316 Queenston St., St. Catharines. Rite of committal to follow at Victoria Lawn Cemetery.
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