Maria Mertens

Maria Josefa Mertens (Lyen)

July 28th, 1937 - January 28th, 2020
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Maria Josefa Mertens (Lyen) of Tillsonburg passed away peacefully with loving family by her side on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 in her 83rd year. Maria was born on July 28th, 1937 to the late Louisa and Jozef Lyen in Zandhoven, Belgium. Maria is predeceased by her loving husband of 43 years, Ludo Mertens (December 1, 2004). Maria and Ludo lived a wonderful life together in Leamington, Ontario where they worked very hard on their farm. Maria’s passion was for travelling the world with Ludo. She had countless cherished memories of their many adventures together. Maria is survived by her sister, Simonne Dockx and the late Jozef Dockx. She is predeceased by her brother Walter Lyen. Maria is survived by nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews whom she loved very much in both Canada and Belgium. She also cherished her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, both predeceased and surviving, in Belgium.

In keeping with Maria’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at a later date at St. Michael’s Parish followed by Interment at Erie Memorial Gardens, both in Leamington, Ontario. Donations in Maria’s memory to the “Alexandra Hospital Foundation, Ingersoll” would be appreciated by the family and may be made through the MAURICE J. VERHOEVE FUNERAL HOMES – BURIAL AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 40 Queen Street, Langton (519-842-4238) entrusted with cremation arrangements.
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  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    St. Michael's R.C. Church
    29 Elliot St.
    Leamington, Ontario N8H 3M4
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    At a later date.
  • Interment

    Erie Memorial Gardens
    215 Erie St. S.
    Leamington, Ontario
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    At a later date.


Donations are being accepted for: ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL FOUNDATION.


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Brian Moody

Posted at 01:26pm
So sorry to hear of Maria's passing. Though I only knew her a short helping her relocate from her home, I had several enjoyable conversations with her about family life. She truely loved family...specially the Grandkids!!!
God bless
Brian Moody

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