VERMEULEN: Marylen (Leni) of Grand Bend

VERMEULEN: Marylen (Leni) of Grand Bend

At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Sunday, March 10, 2013 of Grand Bend in her 64th year. Beloved wife of Tony Vermeulen. Dear mother of Josh Vermeulen and Suzy Bradshaw of Toronto, Kyle and Kim Vermeulen and Niki Vermeulen and Phil Poulin all of London. Beloved daughter of Muriel Holden of London and the late James Holden. Predeceased by her father and mother-in-law Richard and Elizabeth Vermeulen. Cremation.

A private family service will be held at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, (one west of Main) Exeter on Friday, March 15th. A Celebration of Life Open House will be at 9828 Huron Place, Beach O’Pines in Grand Bend (gate access will be granted) on Friday, March 29th, Leni’s 64th birthday from 3-7 PM with tributes at 4 PM with Rev. Susan Moore officiating.

Donations to the London Health Science Foundation “Regional Cancer Program” would be appreciated by the family.

 

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  1. David and Anne Bannister says:

    Dear Tony and family,

    So very sorry to hear of Leni’s passing. She was a wonderful, warm and always cheerful lady, who will be missed by many. Our sympathies and regards to her family and friends.

  2. M.J. Chanyi says:

    Dear Tony & family, Leni was such a joy to know. I understand the hell you have lived through, but realize your memories of her will sustain you somewhat in the near future. Thinking of you at this very sad time.with sympathy
    Mj Chanyi

  3. Barbara Palmer says:

    Warmest condolences to you and your family,Toni. Leni was such a beautiful woman both inside and out. It was an honor to have known her. Thoughts and prayers are with you today.

  4. Peter & Esther Warner says:

    Dear Tony & Family: Our sincere condolances to you and your family. Leni was so vibrant and will be a loss for you and our whole community.
    Sincerely,
    Peter & Esther

    sent from Florida

  5. Joanne & Paul Maguire says:

    Tony, Josh, Kyle & Nicki
    We were very sad to hear of Leni’s passing. When I saw her last with Nicki you could see the joy in her face for the upcoming wedding. She carried herself with style and grace. We enjoyed being part of the gourmet dinner club. We are still in Australia until end of March. Our thoughts will be with you on the 29th. Our prayers and thoughts will be with. love Paul and Joanne M

  6. Pat and Selina Powell says:

    Tony,Josh,Kyle,Niki
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Leni was a fantastic lady.

  7. Norrie and Laura Bradshaw says:

    It is with much sadness that we write this condolence message to you all.
    How we would have loved to have known Leni.
    We are thinking of you and send our love and heartfelt sympathy at this very sad time.
    To live in the hearts of those we love is never to die.

    Norrie & Laura Bradshaw (Scotland )

  8. Anne and Alan says:

    Dear Tony -
    We are so sad to hear about Leni’s passing. She was such a lovely person inside and out. What a loss for all of us. Just want you to know we are thinking of you.
    Anne & Alan

  9. Peter van den Hogen & Nancy Balfour says:

    Tony, our warmest condolences to you and your family.
    We are thinking of you, and share in your grief. May your loving memories of Leni soften your sorrow.

  10. Dave Frayne & Cathy Cade says:

    Dear Tony and family
    We are sorry to learn of Leni’s passing. Our condolences to all, may your memories of her bring you comfort in the future.

  11. Rhonda Vermeulen & Walter Martin says:

    Uncle Tony, Josh, Kyle & Niki,
    Our thoughts and prayers continue during this time. You are blessed to have had her in your lives as everyone else was who knew her. Keep the memories close to your heart as she lives on in each one of you.

  12. Raquel, Luke and Brooke Furtney says:

    Hi Niki
    We love you. We are sorry for your loss. We hope to see you soon so we can give you a big hug. Can you give your Dad and your brothers a big hug from us. Thinking of you.

    Love Brooke, Luke and Raquel
    p.s. we think you are beautiful!

  13. Doug and Shanthy says:

    Tony, Josh, Kyle & Niki
    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Leni. She was a wonderful person, and far to young to leave us. We will see you on the 29th. Doug & Shanthy

  14. Dick and Traute Peever says:

    Dear Tony, Josh,Kyle and Niki,
    Dick and I and our family wanted to let you know how sorry we are to hear about Leni’s passing. Please know we are thinking of you and offer our hartfelt condolences. Leni was a wonderful, loving and strong person, she will be missed by us all – but her memory will live on.

  15. Trent Stellingwerff says:

    Dear Tony, Josh, Kyle and Nikii,

    My deepest sympathies to you all, as my thoughts go to you and your famlies during this time. Although it has been a long time since I have seen Leni, or all of you, I have very fond and rich memories from elementary and highschool of Leni, and the entire Vermeulen family – and nearly all of it around how much fun, and how happy, your Leni always was. A very positive women. In fact, to this day, in my head I still want to call her Mrs. Vermeulen.

    I’ll be thinking of you during this time.

    Trent

  16. Karin & John Symonds, Lauren, Michael & Mark Barnett says:

    Dear Tony, Josh, Kyle and Nikki:
    There are not enough words to express our deep sorrow for all of you. Leni was an amazing person and a good friend. She could light up a room by just walking into it and make any and all feel special. She had that gift. There is an old saying, “As eternity is reckoned, there is a lifetime in a second”…..Leni lived and enjoyed every second of that lifetime and we are all better off having been part of that life.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the coming weeks.

  17. Kathleen Petch says:

    So sorry to hear about the loss of Leni. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. Lisa Sales Furtney says:

    Uncle Tony, Josh, Kyle and Niki
    My heart aches for all of you but I know that your love for each other will help you through this difficult time. Aunt Leni was a beautiful and strong lady and I will miss her. She was an inspiration to so many of us. I look forward to celebrating her life with you on the 29th. Sorry I can’t be there on Friday but I will be thinking of all of you. Hugs!

  19. Yvonne and Bob Clay says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Tony, Josh, Kyle and Niki and families on the passing of your loving wife and mother. May happy memories fill your hearts! The Clay Family

  20. Bob, Colleen & Ruth says:

    Tony, Josh, Kyle & Niki

    Since hearing of Leni’s passing, our hearts have been filled with memories of cherished times spent together. Leni’s passion for life was contagious and we feel blessed to have shared in part of it. Leni’s love goes beyond time and space and will rest in your hearts forever.

    Blessings
    Bob, Colleen & Ruth

  21. Jonna Wolfenberg says:

    Niki,
    You are always in my thoughts and prayers, and I am sorry for your lost, fill your heart with the memories Niki. Thinking of you.

  22. Larry & Carole Luther says:

    Toni and family , you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

  23. Evelyn Arnsby says:

    My sincere condolences to Leni’s family. On all the occasions that I was lucky enough to meet Leni, she was always smiling, and so gracious. A joy to just be recognized by her, over many years. I am so saddened by your loss of the wonderful Leni.

  24. Bill Jody Rochester says:

    Tony,Josh, Kyle and Niki
    We were very saddened to hear of Leni’s passing. She will be missed by all that loved her. We are unable to make the memorial service as we are not home till April. We will be thinking of you all at this difficult time. Bill Jody and family

  25. Tom Hartai says:

    Tony and family
    On behalf of my family and staff, please accept our deepest sympathy at this difficult time.Leni fought a courageous struggle.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    Tom and Nancy Hartai

  26. PepsiCo Beverages Canada says:

    Dear Niki & Phil, & Family:
    We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of difficulty. May the beautiful love of your Mother live forever in your hearts! May God rest her soul.
    Love the employees at Pepsico Beverages Canada, London, ON Branch

  27. Sandy and Max Reimer says:

    Tony, Josh, Kyle and Niki, We are so very sorry for the loss of Leni. She remains a courageous, beautiful, kind and loving spirit in our hearts always. peace and much love.

  28. Chris MacNeil says:

    Tony and family: My heartfelt sympathy to you Tony and your family. Leni was such a wonderful, gracious, classy woman and her smile would light up any room she walked into. She will be missed but her memories will live on. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  29. Teresa Petch says:

    I am sorry to hear the sad news. Leni was a wonderful person. Thinking of you all.

    Teresa

  30. Ron Bowman says:

    Tony, Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. I know and you and Leni have been together a long time, dating back to when you lived on Watling Street in London, when I lived next door to you.

  31. Marie and Wes Petch says:

    Dear Tony and family,

    We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Leni had such a great sense of humour. We have many happy memories of our children growing up together in Southcott.

    Kind regards
    Marie and Wes

  32. Tom and Sandy Burgess says:

    Tony. Saddened to hear of Leni’s passing. Such a pleasure to have known such a wonderful lovely lady. Our thought and prayers are you and your family. Our deepest sympathy. Tom and Sandy

  33. Lambert & Mia v.d. Hogen says:

    Het doet ons verdriet dat lenie is overleden.We wensen jou en de kinderen heel veel sterkte in deze moeilijke tijd In gedachte zijn we bij jullie

  34. Lambert & Mia v.d.Hogen says:

    Het doet ons verdriet dat Lenie is overleden. we wensen jou en de kinderen heel veel sterkte in deze moeilijke tijd, in gedachten zijn wij bij jullie Hoop jullie in September weer te zien.

  35. Sharon Kyle says:

    Tony, Kyle and Niki,
    My deepest sympathy to all of you. I have fond memories from Nursery School days. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  36. Jackie & Jim Rowe says:

    Tony, Josh, Kyle and Niki,
    Our deepest sympathy does not express the loss you must be feeling. Leni symbolized grace and elegance, kindness and joy. She was the smile that brightened a room with an energy that sparked any gathering into one of brilliance. Leni’s dignity – to the end, is a beacon of courage. We pray that some day the gratitude at loving Leni replaces the heavy loss. She spoke so highly and proudly of you saying you were her best assets; the most important part of her life. We know we are better for having her touch our lives. You are in our loving thoughts.

  37. Jeannette & Steve Stellingwerff says:

    We have fond memories of all of you and Leni was such a beautiful caring person. There are no words, but please know that our thoughts and prayers will be with you all.
    With Christian Love
    The Stellingwerff Family

  38. Tino and Margrit Breuer says:

    Dear Tony and family…. so very sorry to hear about Leni….. we are saddened to hear this news…. she was a great lady! Hugs to all of you.

  39. Judy And Larry Mason says:

    Tony,Josh, Kyle and Niki
    We are thinking of you all at this most difficult time… Leni will truly be missed as a member in this community….Her joyous smile always was genuine…. she will be sadly missed…Family and friends are always close by… Please let us know if there is anything we can help with…

  40. Lynne Desjardine & family says:

    For Tony,Josh,Kyle & Nicki & families:
    So sorry to hear of Leni’s death.She will be missed by us all.
    Sincerely,Lynne,Ivan,Jason ,Simon & family.

  41. Marilyn priest says:

    My deepest sympathy, Leni’s smile always lit up the room, I am so happy to have known her

  42. Jim and Suzy Turnbull says:

    Tony and Family
    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Leni will be greatly missed in the community.

  43. Len & Etta Washburn says:

    Tony, we are so deeply sorry to hear of Leni,s passing. Please accept the heartfelt sympathies we extend to you and your family at this sad time.

  44. Aunt Patty and Rob says:

    To all of your family our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. We had the pleasure of meeting Lennie at Niki and Phil’s wedding and so sad to hear of her passing. She will live forever in all of you.

  45. Phil and Chris Turner says:

    Tony, we both offer you our most sincere condolences on your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

  46. Steve and Nancy Turnbull says:

    Tony and family. So sorry to hear of the loss of Leni. She always had a smile. Our deepest sympathy.

  47. Peter, Brenda, Warren and Brianne Haist says:

    To Tony and family, we are saddened to hear of Leni’s passing. We have many fond memories of your earlier years in Grand Bend. She was a true friend that will be dearly missed. Our condolences to you and your family, unfortunately we won’t be able to attend on the 29th., we don’t return home till Apr. We will see you then. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Pete and Brenda

  48. Betty Escaf says:

    Dear Tony, I was sad to learn of your loss .
    Leni was a lovely talented woman
    My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family

  49. Betty Escaf says:

    Dear Tony, I was very sad to learn of your loss.
    Leni was a lovely talented woman
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  50. Cathy and Bill Dinney says:

    Our sympathies on the loss of Leni. She was such a strong, caring, beautiful woman. Your family is in our thoughts. You will always find her in your heart..Cathy & Bill

  51. RUDY & MARY JANSEN says:

    DEAR TONY AND ALL HIS FAMILY . WE ARE TRULY SORRY TONY FOR YOUR LOSS OF YOUR PARTNER. LENNY WAS A GREAT LADY , THERE ARE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE HER LOSS TO YOU AND FAMILY. SHE IS AT PEACE NOW AND HER PAIN IS GONE . SEE YOU SOMETIME TONY .
    SINCERLY RUDY MARY

  52. Karen & Doug Courtney says:

    Tony and Family. Our deepest sympathies. Karen and Doug

  53. Amy Wiseman says:

    Keeping Leni’s family & dear friends in my thoughts & prayers. Heartfelt sympathy.

  54. Pat and Gwen O'Rourke says:

    Tony and family,
    We are very saddened to hear of Leni’s passing. She was a beautiful, gracious, strong woman. She touched many lives with her gentle ways and wonderful smile. Our most sincere sympathy goes out to all of you.

  55. Aunt Karen and Uncle Wayne says:

    To the Vermeulen Family Our deepest Sympathy to all of you in this difficult time But no this, Leni lives on in all of you Make her proud and be the best and happiest you can to yourselves and others. I hope she knows how thankful we are for the wonderful gift she gave to my Nephew. Aunt Karen Uncle Wayne

  56. Richard and Kelli Poulin says:

    Tony ; Just wanted you to know how very much your being thought about with sympathy, caring, warm friendship and love.
    Leni was fortunate to see our children be married . Her life ended to quick as we were hoping to create family memories with her.
    ” Keep her memory alive ” with your children and us.

  57. Doug Ellison says:

    Dear Tony -We are very sad to hear this news. Leni was such a cheerful pleasant person and always had a warm smile when she greeted you. You will certainly miss her and our thoughts ate with you. Take care Doug & Cathy Ellison

  58. Tony & Fran Relouw says:

    We are so sorry to hear that Leni has passed away. We extend our deepest condolences to Tony and family and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Leni was a great lady who fought a long battle against a cruel disease and she did it with grace and dignity. She will be missed by many.

  59. Tom & Elaine Hayter says:

    Dear Tony & Family- Our deepest sympathy on your great loss. We were so sad to hear of Leni’s passing. She faced her long battle with Cancer with such Courage & Grace. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

  60. Susan and Greg Spindler says:

    So very sad to hear of Leni’s passing. There we so many fun times we all shared in Southcott Pines at those crazy gourmet dinners with friends.
    Tony, Josh, Kyle, Niki and Muriel know that we thinking of you all and are very sorry for you loss.

  61. Bob Gough and Laura Ladouceur says:

    We had the pleasure of meeting Leni once at Ruta’s birthday gathering and her sense of humour and vivacious energy made an impact. We could easily see why Leni was so well loved. Our thoughts are with Tony and family.

  62. Karin Zehetner and family says:

    Toni and family,
    I can hardly express the sadness I am feeling about the loss of Leni.
    She was a beautiful person inside and out, full of life and kindness.When I think of her I cannot help but smile thinking of the great times we spent together. I will miss her dearly just like anybody who was lucky enough to.have met her.
    My toughts are with you and your family at this incredibly hard time.

  63. Liam & Wendy O'Connor says:

    Tony and family,
    We are very sad to hear the news of Leni’s passing. It brought back many memories of the past. She was a beautiful person. Please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss.

  64. Robinelle & Terry Folbrecht says:

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our sincere condolences.

  65. Randy and Lynda Rapley says:

    Our deepest sympathy!

  66. Thelma Waldron says:

    So very sorry to hear of the loss of Lennie. I will miss seeing her and visiting with her. My sincere thoughts be with her family. Thelma

  67. Dave and Jennifer Maguire says:

    Our hearts go out to Tony, Josh, Kyle and Niki and your families during this time. Leni’s smile would always brighten a room and I always enjoyed catching up with her when we would see each other at different events. Our deepest sympathies to you all.

  68. Dave and Susan Moore says:

    Dear Tony: Words cannot express how sorry and saddened we were to hear last night of Leni’s death. It has been a long and difficult struggle especially for Leni but also for you too! Please know we are holding you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. She touched the lives of so many people always amazing us how she continued to look so beautiful each day keeping that wonderful smile on her face.We are going to all miss her. See you when we get back to Grand Bend.


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