Maria Vandenbussche

January 28, 2007

Maria Vandenbussche

January 28, 2007


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Obituary for Maria Vandenbussche


Mrs. Maria Vandenbussche, 86, of Mitchell passed away at the Mitchell Nursing Home on Sunday, January 28, 2007.

Beloved wife of the late Roger Vandenbussche (2003). Dear mother of Blanche Vancoillie of Stratford, John Vandenbussche and wife Brenda of Mitchell, Rosanna Gautreau and husband Rick of Goderich and Linda Hotson of Stratford; loving grandmother of Robert (Kelly) Vancoillie of Georgia, Marleen (Craig) Watson, Ronald Vancoillie (Marie Innes), all of Stratford, Melissa (Mike) McPherson, Kelly Vandenbussche (Jeremy Elliott), all of London, Jason Geldhof (Carmen) of Goderich, Julie Jeffrey (Mike Dunlop) of Sebringville, Bradley (Jody) Jeffrey and Jennifer Franklin, all of Stratford; loving great grandmother of Aaron, Nicole, Michael, Tressa, Taylor, Jonathan, Christopher, Michael, Ella, Maya, Brody, Shelby, Rhaegan, Nicole, Trent and Alivia; dear sister-in-law of Maria Verhulst of St. Marys and Mary Louise Vandenbussche of Milverton. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Gustave and Leonie (Vanglabeka) Dobbels, brother Remi Dobbels, son-in-law Roland Vancoillie, grandson David Geldhof and brothers-in-law Archie Verhulst and Andre Vandenbussche.

Friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal St., Mitchell on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations to the Mitchell Nursing Home Enrichment Fund or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences at

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