Anne (Johanna Maria) de Kort (nee Bertens) passed away peacefully on June 10, 2019, at Jessica’s House, Exeter, at the age of 91. Predeceased by husband, Adrian de Kort (2007). Cherished mother of Joanne and Bill Vandenberk, Wilma and Henry Wydeven, Harriet de Kort, and John and Michelle de Kort. Adored Oma of Krista and Marty De Groot, Janelle, Kevin and Katie; Erika, Jocelyn; Michael, Matthew, and Jessica. Special Great-Oma of Adelle, John, Jacob, Claire; Kort, Carter, and Kase. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Gerry and Annie Bertens, Lucy and John Van Haaren, Annie de Kort, Zus and Leo Van Kasteren, Piet de Kort, and Rien and Ria de Kort. Tante An will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her siblings and in-laws: Piet and Jo Bertens, Lies and Willem Van Laak, Miet and Janus Van Esch, Wim Bertens, Jan Bertens, Jos and Tiny Bertens, Frank and Rieka Bertens, Jan de Kort, Louis and Mary de Kort, and Nel de Kort.
Anne was born on December 8, 1927 in Enschot, North Brabant in The Netherlands, the youngest girl in a family of nine. Anne and Adrian were one of the couples of the famous “Dutch Dozen” wedding in 1954. One month later, they and three of the other couples immigrated to Canada and settled in southwestern Ontario. After various jobs in different locations, Anne and Adrian purchased a dairy farm near Denfield in 1960. Together, they moved their growing family and lived out their dream, worked hard and raised their family. In 1997, they retired to Vintage Green in Ilderton, and in 2018, Anne moved to Seasons Retirement Community in Strathroy. Anne was known for her egg cookies, homemade bread, and knitting. She enjoyed playing cards and board games, visiting friends, traveling to Alberta and Holland and most importantly, spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the staff of Seasons Retirement Residence, Home Instead Senior Care, and Jessica’s House for their care and compassion.
Visitation will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, LUCAN on Thursday, June 13th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 PM. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan on Friday, June 14th at 11 AM. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery, Lucan.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Jessica’s House, or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.