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Racine, Robert & Gauthier Funeral Home

180 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON

OBITUARY

Aloisia Vermeulen

February 27, 1922August 7, 2019

With heavy hearts we regret to announce the passing of Aloisia Vermeulen (nee Schmiedlechner), aged 97, wife of the late Carolus Vermeulen. Loving mother to Carla Vermeulen, Sonja Vermeulen (Michael), Carl Vermeulen (Stephanie) and Sandra Vermeulen (Jim), step mother to Sonja Maria Vermeulen (Netherlands) and the late Johannes Vermeulen (Jean). Her many grandchildren and great grandchildren will miss her smile and loving embrace.

Aloisia was born in Oberalm, Austria and came to Canada in 1950 where she was employed at the residence of the Netherlands' Ambassador. She went on to live a rich and interesting life with her four children and husband.

Aloisia made headlines in local news several times for her accomplishments; at the age of 65 she attained her drivers license, in her 80's she was recognized for being the oldest practicing Tai Chi member in the Ottawa area and finally at the age of 93 achieved her dream of becoming a Canadian Citizen.

Memorial Service to be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 400 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa Ontario on Friday August 16th, 2019 at 12:00 noon followed by a reception. Internment at Notre-Dame Cemetery, 455 Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ontario following reception.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Aloisia may be made to the Charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Robert & Gauthier Funeral Home.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Friday, August 16, 2019

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Frank McGoldrick

August 15, 2019

Please accept my sincerest sympathies at the loss of Aloisia.
She was a table mate of my mother (Sheila McGoldrick) at St. Patrick's Home. My day to assist mother with dinner was Wednesdays. While Aloisia was at table 4 we had some great conversations, that were very insightful of her background. She was always interested in current events as well. She will be greatly missed.

Linda, Marianne, Kevin Chouinard

August 13, 2019

As her neighbours for many, many years we remember the rainbow of tulips that bloomed every Spring . We would often see her volunteering at church functions where she always had time for a quick chat. She always wore a bright smile. She will be missed by all.

Jon Lovink

August 12, 2019

I remember her as Louisa. She lived with us in the big embassy house that is still on Mariposa. That house was so much the happier place for her smile and personal generosity. Her job was to help with my parents duties and sometimes, our care. But beyond that, her beautiful personality shone like a beacon. To my brother Anton (who has also written a memorial) she was so very kind and always so gentle. Her bright smile brought cheer to our hearts and her positive energy was beyond anyone I knew at the time and thinking back now, it is still is an example to me of how to approach life, despite its many hardships.

I haven’t seen much of her in the past few decades but even now I can hear her call my name and I smile. Her passing is sad and I send my deepest condolences to all her family and loved ones who I am sure will miss her so very deeply. As for me, she will remain in my heart forever.

Rick Renaud

August 12, 2019

Hi Carl/Stephanie, it's Rick Renaud and Rhiannon. Wishing you condolences on your moms passing. I miss the fastball with you and Jennifer, it was a blast.

Take care and hoping you are doing well.

Rick / Rhiannon

Mary Robertson

August 12, 2019

Louisa and Carl were wonderful hosts to me when I arrived in Canada 30 years ago on a teacher exchange program from Scotland. Their daughter, Carla, is my sister in law. They treated me like their own daughter and helped to make my exchange year a very happy and memorable event. In June, 2019, I visited Louisa in St Patrick’s and showed her videos and photos of Bobby, her Dutch great grandson. Louisa had an amazing memory and was very proud of her extended family. She laughed so much seeing Bobby jumping on the trampoline and reading a book. My life is the richer for having met her.

Anton Lovink

August 11, 2019

As I was growing up, Louisa was in some ways my surrogate mother, unconditionally loving. I will have vivid memories of her forever. May she rest in peace with her wonderful husband, Karel. My deepest condolences to her children and extended family at their loss.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY