Stinnissen, Maria (VanDalen) passed very peacefully, with family by her side, at Afton Park Place in Sarnia on December 21, 2019, at the age of 95 years.
Maria had an infectious smile, loved music and dancing, and exuded patience and kindness for her family and those who touched her life. A proud member and Past President of the Forest Legion Branch 176. Maria was also a very hard worker, and for 30 years she showed up and showed off at North Lambton Lodge in Forest.
Maria is predeceased by her husbands Arthur Ross (1969 ) and Peter Stinnissen (2003). Dear mother of Fielding and Fay Ross, of Alvinston, John and Nancy Ross, of Sarnia, Norma and Mark McLean, of Sarnia, Mary Jean VanDongen and Dan Brewer, Parkhill. Maria will be deeply missed by her 5 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; also survived in Holland by 2 sisters, 2 brothers as well as many nieces, nephews and their families.
Cremation has taken place and a family interment at Beechwood Cemetery in Forest will follow in the spring, on a warm beautiful day for our warm beautiful mother.
Arrangements are entrusted to Gilpin Funeral Chapel, 123 King Street East in Forest. Please leave a memory or condolence at www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com