Obituary for Adriana "Adrie" Roelands (de Graaf)
Roelands – Adriana “Adrie” Theresia (de Graaf) passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on September 30, 2017 in her 87th year.
Beloved wife of the late Augustus “Gus” Roelands (2005). Dedicated and dearly loved mother of Matthew & Frances Roelands, Peter & Anne Roelands, Andy & Marianne Roelands, Nancy & Tom Clarkin, Mary-Lou & Frank VandenOuweland and Robert & Jacinta Roelands.
Dear Oma of Christopher & Jen, Adrian & Jodi, Annette & Tjeerd, Bridgette & Marijn, Daniel & Janet, Teresa & Stephen, Mike & Crystal, Michelle & Dave, Peter & Heather, Paul, Laura, David & Liz, Kevin & Danielle, Stephen, Martin & Rachel, Elizabeth & Andrew, Angela, Christina, Adrian, Brian, Jeff & Kendra, Mark & Eveliene, Jennifer & Johnny, Derek, Alisha & Ian, Benjamin, Veronica, Andrew, Nicholas, Cecilia, James and Maximilian. Dear Great Oma of 37 Great Grandchildren.
Both Adrie and Gus grew up in Noord Brabant, Netherlands. Adrie was the youngest of 6 siblings. Sister to Riet Van Dongen, sister in law to Leny de Graaf, Miet de Graaf, Liza Verheyen, Liza Roelands, Anna Roelands, Riet Boeren, Trees Pijnenburg, Kees & Hetty Roelands, Andre Roelands, and Gerda Roelands. Predeceased by brothers Cor de Graaf, Janus de Graaf, sisters, Dina Reniers and Nel VanMeer, brother and sisters in law Jos Reniers, Janus Van Dongen, Pete VanMeer, Jos Roelands, Sjef Verheyen, Jan Roelands, Sjef Roelands, Charles Boeren, Alfons Pijenenburg and Antoon Roelands.
A visitation will be held at M. Box & Son Funeral Chapel, 183 Broad St. in Parkhill on Wednesday, October 4th from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm with prayers at 1:30pm and 6:30pm. Holy Mass will be celebrated Thursday, October 5th, 11am at Sacred Heart Church, 159 Ann St. in Parkhill with Father Tony Laforet officiating. Interment to take place at Parkhill Cemetery. Donations in Adrie's name are appreciated to Strathroy Right To Life.
Please leave a memory or condolence online at www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com
Donations gratefully received at:
Strathroy Right to Life
c/o Andy Roelands
35450 Grand Bend Road
M.Box and Son has planted a tree in loving memory of Mrs. Roelands at the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation Parkhill.