Catherine passed away peacefuIIy, surrounded by her Ioving famiIy at Seaforth Community HospitaI, on Monday, January 21, 2019. Born in BakeI, The NetherIands on JuIy 24, 1936, Catherine Maria DeCorte (ne Van BakeI) of Egmondville, was in her 83rd year.
BeIoved wife of the Iate Cor DeCorte (November 11, 2018). Ioving Mom of Ida and Robert TiIker of MoorefieId, Martha and Hank VanDieten of Seaforth, Martin and Nancy DeCorte of EImira, Ken and EIaine DeCorte of Seaforth, Corinne and Tony Diemert of CIarkston, MI, Mike and CarIa DeCorte of Seaforth and Tony and Sandra DeCorte of St. Joseph. Cherished Oma to 23 grandchiIdren and 11 great-grandchiIdren. Catherine is aIso survived by her sibIings Herman (Grada), Hank (AIice), Martin (JuIie), John (Mary), Jo (Cinth), Tony (Nellie), Casey (HeIen) and Cor’s brother Frans and two sisters-in-Iaw Miet and Iies.
Predeceased by one sibIing, WiIheImien Poppe and 21 in-Iaws. Catherine and Cor have been bIessed with a Iarge circIe of great friends and neighbours.
Visitation wiII be heId at McGlynn FamiIy FuneraI Home, 87 Goderich St. W., Seaforth, 519-527-1390, on Wednesday, January 23, from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m., and wiII continue on Thursday, January 24, from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., prior to the service at the church. To honour and ceIebrate Catherines Iife, FuneraI Mass of Christian BuriaI wiII be heId at St. James CathoIic Church, 22 Victoria St., Seaforth, on Thursday, January 24, at 11 a.m., with Fr. CIare CoIeman officiating. A reception wiII immediateIy foIIow at the Seaforth & District Community Centre and interment wiII take pIace in St. James CathoIic Cemetery in the spring.
As expressions of sympathy, memoriaI donations to the Seaforth Community HospitaI Foundation, or Homes for Hope EI SaIvador (www.4eIsaIvador.org) wouId be appreciated. OnIine condoIences and memoriaI donations can be made by visiting Catherines memoriaI at www.mcglynnfamiIyfuneraIhome.com
Tony and Sandra…..my thoughts are with you during this troubling time! Sue R.
Becky Campbell Belfour
Sending you my deepest sympathy. I will never forget her infectious smile.
Barry & Brenna Vincent
We are so sorry to hear of Catherine&&single&&s passing. Our sincere condolences to the entire DeCorte family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
James & Ann McClure
Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your loved one.
Carmen and Mary Ann Drost
Our sincere condolences to the DeCorte and VanBakel families with the loss of your Mother, (great) Grandmother., Sister and Aunt. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time. Carmen and Mary Ann
Sincere sympathy to Ken, Elaine, Martha, Hank and the rest of the family. My mom and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!
Peter and Frances Kling
Our condolences to all the family of Catherine and Cor at this difficult time.
Peter & Frances Kling
Gord & Deb Phillips
Our thoughts and prayers are with the DeCorte families , always cherish the fond memories
Colleen Rowland Eickmeier
Deepest sympathies to the Van Bakel and DeCorte families. Colleen Rowland Eickmeier.
Brian & Christie Little
Our condolences to the entire DeCorte family. Please know we are thinking of you during this difficult time.
Brian & Christie Little
From Holland we wish the family strenght in bearing the loss of tante Rina. We will remember tante Rina as she is. A strong woman. She&&single&&s now together with her life long love of her life, ome Cor. There are all the memories left to celebrate her life. Take care.
Ome Frans, tante Miet, Karin and Geert-Jan, Ine and Theo, Virginia en Ben, Yvon and Erik, Johan and José, Linda and Jeroen, Saskia and Tim, Carla and Davy, Dominique, Eddy and Fleur.
Kaweide 5, 5763 PX Milheeze, Holland
Brian and I were saddened to hear of Catherine&&single&&s passing. I remember cake and coffee with the neighbours fondly.
Brian and Pam Vansteelandt
I was very sorry to read of the passing of Catherine. It will be hard for the families so soon after losing Cor. My condolences to all.
Catherine will be etched in my memory for her plentiful table. After a big meal she&&single&&d bring out rice pudding, yogurt, lemon pie, chocolates and then say “oh I have ice cream too, do you want some ice cream” God bless this wonderful woman
My sincere symoathy to all of the family at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Memories never fade, they linger in our hearts forever.
Ken and Anne Murray
Our deepest sympathy to all the DeCorte VanBakel families. You remain in our prayers. Ken and Anne Murray
Joan E Whyte
Our sympathy to the Decorte family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Nick and Joan Whyte
Don and Mandi Poppe
So many favorite memories of both Cor and of Catherine…know that our love and thoughts are with you all at this time…Don and Mandi, and family
Maryann ACCT-1011 Mommersteeg
So sorry for your loss, my condolences to the family at this sad time. May your memories give you peace and comfort.
Karl and Mary Regier
we extend our sympathy and prayers to all of the deCorte family. Catherine and Cor were a special couple to us, lots of good card games. We will have a mass said for Catherine.
Karl and Mary Regier
Dave & Joanne (van Doornik) Tilley and family
Our sincere condolences to the families of Catherine and Cor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. May you find comfort in the many wonderful memories with them, and knowing they are together again watching over you.
Adrian and Anne Kouwenberg
Our deepest Sympathy to the DeCorte and VanBakel Family with the loss of Catherine, our thoughts and prayer are with you.
Adrian and Anne Kouwenberg, Salford
To all the family, Our sincere condolences for the loss of your Mom, she had such a beautiful smile, just an amazing lady, remember all the great times, guess your Dad missed her to, our thoughts and prayers to you all. God Bless
Maureen and Merv Agar and family
Our thoughts are with family and friends of this wonderful lady. Catherine and Cor were always there for our family…they taught us what great parents are, how to share and help all the neighbours, and how to be the best you can be. Catherine was a &&single&&grandma&&single&& for our kids and will always have a place in our hearts. Our deepest sympathies to all.
Murray & Cheryl Wheeler
Deepest sympathies to the DeCorte family.
Martin & Cathy (Loomans) Vanrooy
Deepest sympathy to the DeCorte and Van Bakel families on the loss of Catherine. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
MJ, Montana and Hunter Andreola
Sending our condolences and warmest hugs to the whole DeCorte Family.
Our deepest sympathies to you all. Thoughts and prayers from Tanya, Jason, Kristen and Lindsay Poppe and families
So sorry to hear this news. Sincere sympathy to the entire family and circle of friends.
Frances and Rick Forster
We were sorry to hear about her passing. We will pray for her and her family.
Our deepest sympathy with the passing of your mother, she was such a lovely person to everyone that passed her way, Alway ready for everyone and anyone who came her way, She will be remember with love. Fred and Joanne Vanderzanden
Keith and Bonnie McMillan and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with the DeCorte and VanBakel families at this sad time.
Nancy (Kunder) Malachowski
Martha and family: Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom.
Nancy (Kunder) Malachowski
Tony and Mary VandenHengel
We are so saddened by the news of Catherine…we will miss both Cor and Catherine, we enjoyed there company playing lots of pepper, her endless pots of coffee and tea, her famous lemon pies, there door was always open. Catherine will be with Cor again, and playing cards with Mom and Dad and the Veldman’s. we will keep your family in our prayers.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Decorte and Vanbakel family at this sad time.
I am sorry for your loss. May God provide you comfort and strength during this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4.
Our deepest sympathies to the DeCorte and VanBakel Families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad and difficult time.
Terry and Ann Kramers
Our deepest sympathy to the Decorte families. John Munro and Rose Burgess
Deepest sympathy to Catherine’s family and spouses. , grandchildren and her immediate family. Rudy / Mary Jansen
bill and regi whyte
May your memories keep your hearts happy.
Marian and John Van Dooren
We are so sorry to hear of Catherine&&single&&s passing. She was such a strong woman. She will be missed terribly.
John and Marian Van Dooren
Our thoughts and prayers and deepest sympathy to all at this very sad time. Gerry and Cheryl McLaughlin
Liz and Bob Reid
Our deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love Liz and Bob Reid
Mary Anne McNichol
To all of Catherine’s family, You have our deepest sympathy at this sad time, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember all the wonderful family gatherings and memories. Keep these all close to your heart.
Mary Anne McNichol and Family