Maria Raas

Maria Francina Raas (Van den Dries)

Wednesday, June 10th, 1931 - Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
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RAAS, MARIA FRANCINA (nee Van den Dries)
It is with profound sadness that we announce that Maria Francina Raas (Van den Dries) passed peacefully at home surrounded by her 4 children on March 18, 2020.. Maria was in her 88th year. Born on June 10, 1931 in the Netherlands, she came to Canada in 1953. The youngest of 12 children, she is survived by one sister in Holland – Sr. Siefreda Van den Dries and several nieces and nephews. Maria was predeceased by her husband Marinus and son-in-law John Daly. She will be sadly missed by her 4 children Maurice [Linda], Marg Beattie [Bob], Liz Daly and John [Sue]; her grandchildren Laura Deck [Jamie], Richard [Katie], Nick Beattie, Taylor and Michael; and her great grandchildren Zoe, Jillian, Ben and Sam.

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, there will be no public visitation or service at this time. The family will hold a Private Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mark Catholic Church. Interment in the Spring in St. Lawrence O'Toole Cemetery Spencerville. A Celebration of Maria's Life will be held at a future date. Send flowers, place a donation Online to B.D.H.F. (Palliative Care or share a special memory of Maria at
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  • PRIVATE Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 |
    Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
    St. Mark Catholic Church
    160 Dibble St. West
    Prescott, ON K0E 1T0
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    Father Brent Brennan
  • Interment

    In the Spring at St. Laurence O`Toole Catholic Cemetery
    48 Centre Street
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    Spring Interment




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Marian, Don Joudoin and Frances Bruce

Posted at 01:05pm
Maurice, Marg, Liz, John and Family

We were saddened in hearing of Mary's passing. Always up lifting, Kind hearted always I seen Mary walking around Town. Keeping your many memories close to your 💕 hearts this is what will ease your loss of your Mother.

Alison Skinkle

Posted at 08:44pm
Our sincere condolences to Marg, Bob & all the family. Rod & Alison Skinkle

GerryandClaudette GustarandWeststrate

Posted at 01:09pm
We will never forget Mary. She and Rinus were regulars in the lives of the Weststrates for as long as I can remember. For a time they even shared Troy Lake! She was a women of strength, fortitude and good humour, who took an interest in all of our lives and often joined us for the birthdays of her "old country" friends: Maarten, Kay and Nell. What is remembered best is lots of laughing! A toast to Mary from us all. Claudette and Family

Steve Daoust

Posted at 09:34am
Our deepest condolences to everyone concerned. Sandy and Steve.

Randi and Brian Scott

Posted at 07:16pm
Our warm condolences to the family.
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