Ria Presson

July 5, 1946March 6, 2018
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Presson, Ria (Marijtje) (Nee Raaphorst) Ria Presson passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018 at the age of 72, surrounded by her family at home in Oshawa. Daughter of Salomon & Neltje Raaphorst nee (Laros). Loving partner and best friend of Howard Taylor. Beloved mother of Amy Presson (Mike Flewell) and Sara Presson. Loving and proud Oma of Ewan, Owen, Alina & Naya. Dear Sister of Isaac (Ike) Raaphorst, predeceased (Elizabeth), John Raaphorst (Ella), Nellie Groeneveld (Gary) and Jane Patterson. Ria was full of life and will be greatly missed by all her family and many friends who were the centre of her life. She will be remembered for her love of travel, family and friends. A special thanks to Shannon Wicks and her team of caring support staff who helped Ria during her illness. Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West, (905-721-1234) on Tuesday, March 13, from 6 – 8 p.m. and Wednesday, March 14, 12:00 noon until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Family and friends are welcome to join in the celebration of Ria’s life on Wednesday, March 14 at 2:30 p.m. at Oshawa Golf Club. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Canadian Liver Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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Nancy Caine

March 16, 2018

Forever in my heart you will be!

Nellie Groeneveld-Raaphorst.

March 16, 2018

Dear Ria my sister my friend,we loved you so much,
How often do we let time drift by with telling those we hold dear to ushow much we love them?
How often do we fear speaking words of love because we might be rejected ?
If only we could possibly know just how much we are loved,by each other,
and by God. We would then know that miracles truly exist and all things are possible.
Love gives us wings. Tell someone you love them today.

Nisha Martin

March 14, 2018

Ria was always a pleasure to talk to. She always gave great advice. Always talked about her accomplishments and how lucky she was to have such a loving family. It was a pleasure caring for such a lovely lady. She had a wonderful sense of humor and smile. Very sweet and friendly. You will be missed but always remembered. My condolences to your family and friends. Stay strong. I will keep you all in my prayers. - Nisha (PSW)

Joy Werry

March 13, 2018

May your many loving memories of Ria give you comfort now and in the days to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joy, Donna and Ralph Werry (Friends of Nellie and Gary)

Margaret Estabrooks

March 13, 2018

My first recollection of Ria at Courtice High School was watching her on the Cheerleading Team and many sports events. As a member of the Courtice High School Alumni group, I am sending thoughts and prayers for family and friends. If I did not have this nasty cough, I would be there to support her sister Jane, a classmate of the first commercial class. Hoping to connect with you Jane when you have time to have a chat. 705 34 9690