Maria Geraedts

Obituary of Maria Petronella Geraedts

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GERAEDTS, Maria (Mies) P.

June 2, 1926 – January 8, 2020


On January 8th, Mies peacefully completed her life journey at the United Mennonite Home in Vineland, Ontario. She previously resided in her much loved home on Lake Erie in Harrow, Ontario. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) Geraedts and mother to Joan Brady, Charles Geraedts, and Stephen Geraedts. Mother-in-law to Alan Brady, Kathy Geraedts, and Martha Davidson. Loving Oma to Chris and Rick Brady, Kyle Geraedts, Scott, Ben and Mark Geraedts. She had a satisfying career as a teacher (both primary and secondary) in Windsor until 1992. Mies enjoyed her retirement on the lake with Bill and their many friends and family. They also enjoyed many summers at the family cottage at Hillsborough Beach on Lake Huron and winter get-a-ways in Cozumel. In 2010, she self published her memoir. Her brother, Herman Lankamp, considered her a hero as she cycled across Holland to find food for the family during what was known as the hunger winter. Thanks to Amy's Helping Hands for helping her to stay in her home as long as possible. Due to COVID restrictions the Celebration of Life has been cancelled, a private family burial will take place. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice can be forwarded through Merritt Funeral Home