OBITUARY

Margaretha (Visser) Snoei

September 30, 1934January 6, 2021

On Monday, January 6, 2021, Margaretha Snoei (Visser), loving wife and mother of 6 children, peacefully passed away at Albright Manor in Beamsville.

Margaretha was born on September 30, 1934 in Bleiswijk, Netherlands to the late Adrianus and Eva Visser. She was a business partner with the love of her life William Snoei. They married on June 16, 1956 and celebrated over 58 years together. They raised three sons, Ron, David (1965 - 1970) and John, and three daughters Evelyn, Judith and Ruth.

Mary had a passion for needlework and her faith. She also loved to travel with her beloved husband Bill, and assist churches along their adventures. Together, they would find a congregation with a need and volunteer their time to work with the members and share their faith. Her love for sewing could be admired in her clothes, in their homes and projects made, including items for the Warehouse of Hope for overseas mission projects. She loved her coffee and tea time, always enjoying a sweet...or two.

Margaretha was preceded in death by her husband, William Gysbert Snoei and son David. She is survived by her children Evelyn (Andy) Veide, Ron, Judith (Ken) Zelazny, Ruth, John (Sharon) Snoei, and her grandchildren: Brian (Sarah), Kevin (1980-2007), David (Kaitlyn), Matthew (Kyle), Justin (1984-1984), Rachel (Brandon), Jesse (Alana), Neil (Alicia), Kristopher (Katie), Trevor (Kendall), Kyle (Jessica), Dylan (Jane), Karly, Jarod, Zachary, and Bradley; as well as Great Oma’s 15 great-grandchildren: Hunter, Chase, Grey, Madison, Charlotte, Zander, Quinn, Kristen, Landon, Lila, Grayson, Cohen, Noah, Odin and Atlas. She is the older sister to the late Bastian (Rhea), older sister to Harry (Anne) and Nelleke (Jacob) and younger sister to the late brother Pieter (Gerda). A private funeral has taken place and Mary has been laid to rest beside her longtime soulmate at Victoria Lawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario would be appreciated and may be arranged through Hulse and English Funeral Home, St. Catharines. Expressions of love and sympathy may be given at www.hulseandenglish.com.

Services

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    Friday, January 8, 2021

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Judith Zelazny

January 18, 2021

I remember how much Denver my puppy loved Mom. Denver was her protector. Dogs have a sense of understanding with the elderly.

This picture shows how much Denver loved Mom as he’s nestled under the Christmas tree laying on the tree skirt that Mom made.

Every year when I take out the tree skirt at Christmas time, I think of Mom and all the intricate details that went into it. Thanks Mom we will cherish this art work forever ❤️

Judith Zelazny

January 18, 2021

There was one craft that Mom and I did in memory of David. It was a cement tile with a mosaic print embedded in to the cement.

It said, “You are my sunshine”

This picture shows where we put our finished project in the memory gardens at Granite Landing. Mom did a great job!

Judith Zelazny

January 18, 2021

I remember when we went to Swiss Chalet for Christmas lunch with Moms cousins, best friends snd sister in laws.

This picture is with Ann Bruggeling and Minnie TerHorst. What an awesome lunch we had! Thanks for the memories Mom!

Judith Zelazny

January 18, 2021

I remember when Mom and I went to the pet store with Denver to give him a bath after a morning at the dog park in Cambridge.

This picture shows one of those trips to Pet Value. Mom watched while I bathed Denver. Mom gave Denver treats during the ordeal of bathing Denver. Thanks Mom for helping out!

Judith Zelazny

January 18, 2021

I remember when I treated Mom to a trip to the Mandarin for lunch. That was Moms favorite restaurant!

This picture shows Moms love for sweets. After one plate of food, Mom would head for the dessert section. Mom loved her sweets! Just check out Moms dessert plate!

Judith Zelazny

January 18, 2021

I remember one Christmas when Mom was so overwhelmed with all the Christmas gifts she got! She started to cry.

This picture shows Mom getting a gift card for Baskin Robbins with a beautiful sparkly pink sweater. Thanks Mom for being you! You deserve nice things.

Judith Zelazny

January 18, 2021

I remember when at Granite Landing they had an activity in preparation for Halloween. Mom and I joined the group and had the opportunity to make Caramel Apples. Mom made two.

This picture shows Moms finished Caramel Apples. Mom was so proud of what she had made. Thanks Granite Landing for coordinating this activity for all us ladies. It was tasty and fun!😁

Judith Zelazny

January 17, 2021

I remember during an Easter celebration, Mom in particular loved this one dessert we had made. In fact she loved it so much that she licked the plate clean lol.

This picture shows Mom doing just that and the mischievous grin on her face is priceless! Thanks Mom for being so young at heart and playful.

Judith Zelazny

January 17, 2021

I remember many Christmas’s spent with Mom and her best friends, my friends and Mom, Mom’s sister in laws and Mom’s cousins.

We would meet everyone for lunch at the Mandarin and/or Swiss Chalet, Mom and I would host a Zelazny/Snoei Christmas Cookie Exchange, decorate gingerbread houses and deck the halls with boughs of holly all in the month of December.

This picture is at one of our Cookie Exchanges. Mom had a blast and taught us a few tricks of the trade. Love you Mom💕

Judith Zelazny

January 17, 2021

I remember when Mom and I went to visit Tante Rhea and Uncle Bas. Mon always told me that growing up her and Bas were the closest. Bad and Dad were best friends.

This picture is one of those visits. They all look fabulous!

May you all Rest In Peace. Love you all your niece and daughter. 😘

FROM THE FAMILY