Jacoba "Koos" Vandersanden

August 20, 1931November 7, 2018
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A truly wonderful, loving, supportive and hardworking woman passed away at 87 years of age, on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018. Beloved wife and soul mate of the late Gerry Vandersanden (2017). Loving mother of Anna (Kevin), Kathy (Greg), Carol, Jenny (Dan), Jacques (Tammy), John (Michelle), Gerry, Judy (Tony), Beans (Chrissy), Brian (Tammy), Beth (Tom). Cherished Oma to Sarah, Amy; David, Stephen; Mike, Jantje, Aniek, Frankie; Chris, Jay, Janet, Lee, Julie; Jamie, Shane, Nathan, Brittney, Courtney, Amanda, Karlie; Holly, Alicia, Samantha, Nicole, Johnny, Bradley; Olivia, Ali, Nick; Greg, Megan, Dan, Willy; Linda, Bethy, Emily, Kelsey, Jessie, Kurtis; Ethan, Madison, Eric, Taylor, Jared; Rob, Katie and Laura; and Great Oma to Jenny, Meghan Rain, Pillar, Whisper, Charlotte, Daniel, Scotland; Anthony, Mckenzie, Paizlea, Harlan; Dillon, Dalton, Alyssa, Wesley, Paige, Charleigh, Blake, Tyler, Dawson, Eden; Gage, Gabriel, Jaclyn, Abigail, Annabelle, Layla, Ezra; Chloe, Cameron, Darren, Lucas, Darius, Abbie, Mason, Bailee; Hailey, Erin, Patrick and Connor. Predeceased by Great grand-daughter Ellie. Dear sister of Nellie (deceased), Joe, Gerrard (deceased), Ton, Willie and Carla. Visitation will take place at COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL 1587 Highway 2, Courtice (905-432-8484) on Sunday, November 18th, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Prayers will be held at 4:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church (690 King St E., Oshawa) on Monday, November 19th, at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Whitby. Donations may be made to the Parkinsons Society and Rosalie Hall. Online condolences may be placed at



  • Visitation Sunday, November 18, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, November 19, 2018


  • Burial

Jacoba "Koos" Vandersanden

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Marisa Carpino

November 17, 2018

We are sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers comfort you. Love, Frank, Marisa, Michaela, Massimo and Angelica Carpino.

Antonietta Springer

November 16, 2018

Sending our deepest condolences on your loss. We are keeping everyone in your family in our prayers and thoughts.

The Springer Family
Antonietta, Gregory, Natalia and Viktoria.

Tracy And Pierre

November 13, 2018

A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. Judy and Tony, our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God grant you the peace that you seek. XO

Peter Henley

November 12, 2018

Dear Carol and Family,

We are very sorry for your loss. May all of your fond memories together with family help during this difficult time. We are thinking of you, and wish you all the very best.

The Henley Family

Bonnie Pember

November 10, 2018

Dear Jim, Tammy and all of the Vandersanden family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that I carry all of you in my daily prayers. Words can never fully express my sympathy but be assured of my sympathy, love and prayers.

Love and prayers,


Kim Kekes

November 10, 2018

One of the things about Tante Koos I remembered was her talent!! The basement on Aberdeen St. there where paintings and cartoons drawingd down there (where us kids where always told to go down there to play) With our family home being so close to their house, is was not unusual for us kids to be there or for them to be at our house. A true BURG trait is the way they always where very excitable... AND boy the Burgs where a boisterous bunch. She was always known as the 'older' sister and had a lot of responsibilities in helping out. Here greatest accomplishment was her family........husband, brothers , sisters, sons, daughter, children, grand children and her great grandchildren. Her legacy will still live on with this bunch!!! But now she has been called home
Love, Ed Kim Ryan Erik and Owen The Kekes Family

Carolyn Lighthart

November 10, 2018

Jim Tammy and family Douglas and i would like to offer our deepest condolences to you at this time. the loss of a parent is hard and the one thought is your mom has gone to be with your dad prayers and also be in touch if there is anything practical we can do for you