Maria Mahoney

July 31, 1935October 9, 2020

Rie (née: Van Oeveren) passed away after a brief battle with cancer.

She said she wanted to live to 100, but that was not in the cards. Whenever we asked how she was doing she kept saying “I’M FINE”. She will forever remain the heart of her husband, Russ (Russell) Mahoney, of 41 years. Predeceased by her mother, Agatha Emans, daughter, Yvonne Schots and son, Ron Schots. Loving mother of Willy Wittman, Diane Schots and also Raywyn. Survived by her sister Alie van Oeveren and brother John Hollebrandse. Cherished Grandma/Oma and Great Grandma.

Cremation has taken place. In memory of Rie, donations may be made to a charity of your choice, and can be arranged through Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre, 1001 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener, (519-743-8900). Online condolences at


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Shannon Schots

October 15, 2020

Dearest Oma ,
Your life was full of loving deeds,
forever thoughtful of our special needs.
Today and tomorrow, my whole life through,
I will always love and cherish you.
Godmothers have no wands or wings,
So they work with wisdom, love, and things.
Having taken on this role,
You loved me right down to my soul.

You offered kindness
And greetings with a hug and kiss,
Each freely out of love which I will miss.

I chose a twinkling star in the sky at night ,
To say a prayer for you to it’s bright light.
You’re in God’s Heavens now and no longer in pain,
In my thoughts, you’ll always remain

How lucky I was,
How blessed I’ve been,
You were more than my Oma
You were also my friend.

Always in my heart.
Till we meet again Oma.
Love your oldest granddaughter Shannon.


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