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June 28, 1929 — June 26, 2016

Went to be with the Lord on June 26, 2016 at the age of 86. Survived by her daughters Shenny Schenk and Marieke (James) Odermatt and grandchildren Isabella, Josey, Sarah and Jakob. Predeceased by her husband Franz Sr. and sons Franz Jr and Frans.  Riet was born in Delft, Netherlands on June 28, 1929.  She grew up in a loving home with 13 siblings and continued her fulfilled life here in Kelowna surrounded by family and friends. Riet was known to be very loving, hospitable and caring and will be dearly missed.

A celebration of her life will be held Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of BC, www.alzheimer.ca/bc.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of BC
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Service Details

The service for SCHENK, Maria is scheduled for Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC


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  • Jeff Hughes says:

    Shenny & Marieke , so sorry for the loss of your mother , i remember her as a very strong willed Lady , Heaven is now a truly Better Place !

  • Jeff Hughes says:

    Shenny & Marieke so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother , i remember her as a very strong willed Lady , Heaven is Now a Truly Better Place .

  • Arie and Thea says:

    Sjenny and Marika and family, our condolences with the lose of your lovely Mom.nshe will be missed. She is now in the arms of Jesus.

  • Michelle and Darren says:

    Shenny Darren and I are so sorry for your loss and thinking of you during this difficult time. Xoxo

  • Fatime Reichelt says:

    Dear Schen and Marika,
    I’m so sorry you had to say goodbye to her. I remember she loved to have coffee and talk, and was kind and so warm-hearted.But most of all I remember her love for her kids. Your all in our thoughts and prayers. All our love to you both and to her grandkids.

  • Tony and Bev Walls says:

    Dear Shenny and Marieka,so sorry to hear of Marie’s passing.We remember the happy days and what great neighbours you all were during our Stellar Drive days.We will not be able to get to the service but you will be in our thoughts.Our love to you both.

  • Amy Cooke says:

    Dear Marieke and Shenny ,

    Thinking of you at this very sad time. I always thought your mama look so elegant all the time…I always picture her with pearls on! Another fond memory I have of her is when I would sleep over and she made fresh squeezed orange juice in the morning . It was such a treat.
    You have both been on my mind these past few days.
    Love Amy

  • Francis and Tonnis Muntinga-Schenk says:

    Dear Maria, rest in Peace,

  • Judith Ruijgrok says:

    Lieve Marieke en Shenny,

    Veel sterkte vandaag toegewenst.

    Judith & Nuno

  • John Vangolen says:

    Dear Marika & Shanny,

    We’re so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother Maria. Our condolences to you and your family.

    Christina, Patsy, John Vangolen, and Liz Vangolen/Vincent

  • Heather & Chad Cooke says:

    Marieke, Shenny and family,

    So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. I always think of her as one of the best moms I have ever known! Always present, supportive and kind. I’ll never forget how much fun we had at her 70th birthday party.
    So many memories to cherish always. Know that our hearts are with you at this difficult time. Chad, Heather and Courtney.

  • Michelle Doyle (Hildebrandt) says:

    Marieke and Shenny, I was very saddened to hear of the loss of your beautiful mum. I remember being at your home constantly; drinking gallons of iced tea in the summer and tea in the winter. I will always remember your mom with a twinkle in her eye and a smile as she would listen to us girls chatter on. We were always well fed and hydrated at her house and we were never allowed to leave without hugs and kisses. She taught me the best way to make a grilled cheese sandwich is with mayonnaise. I can’t imagine your heart break but I take comfort in knowing is finally able to be with her husband and dear son. xoxo

  • ruijgrok bernard hennekes adriaantje says:

    marieke jenny en dochters sterkte in deze dagen dat zij moge rusten in vrede

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