Annette Van De Hogen

A photo of Annette Van De Hogen

Service:

St. Mary's Church
Saturday August 14, 2021
11:00 a.m.

Friends wishing to attend the Mass should
call the Funeral Home at 519-676-9200 to
reserve an appointed time. Face coverings
are required.

Visitation:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Friday August 13, 2021
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Friends wishing to attend visitation should
call the Funeral Home at 519-676-9200 to
reserve an appointed time. Face coverings
are required.

It is with great sa­­­dness that the family of Annette Marie Van De Hogen announces her passing on Monday August 9, 2021 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 77.  Born October 15, 1943 in Dover Township, Annette was the daug­­­hter of the late Wilfred & Beulah (Griffore) Benoit and was the 7th of 10 children.  She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 57 years, Peter Van De Hogen, her son Jason (Elaine) Van De Hogen and her grandchildren Ian and Emily.  She was predeceased by her daughter Lisa Anne in 1964.

She was the beloved sister of the late Omer Benoit (survived by Rita), the late Donald Benoit (survived by Anna), Doreen Alexander (late Donald), the late Bernice & Edward Fiala, Diane Myers (late Robert), Leo Benoit (Adrienne) (late Florence Benoit), Jeannette Fiala (late Frank), Roland & Connie Benoit and Lucille & Jean Laprise.  She’ll be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Annette and Pete met at a dance at the CBD Hall in Chatham, and it was love at first sight.  Soon after wedding, they settled on Communication Road in Blenheim where they farmed and raised their family.  Attending weekly mass at St. Mary’s Church in Blenheim and being a member of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) were important to Annette.

Annette loved to cook and is fondly remembered for having baked and decorated many a loved ones’ wedding & birthday cakes.  Annette (aka the Bun Lady to many) enjoyed a good cup of coffee with family and friends catching up on the latest news.  Above all, she loved her family and was a very proud Mémé to Ian and Emily whom she generously spoiled, even devising a much anticipated and loved annual Easter egg hunt.

Visitation for Annette will take place at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Friday from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church on Saturday August 14, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim.

Family and friends wishing to attend either the visitation or the Funeral Mass are asked to call the Funeral Home at 519-676-9200 to reserve a time.  Everyone in attendance must wear a face covering.   Friends wishing to remember Annette with a memorial donation are asked to consider CNIB or Heart & Stroke.

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Sorry to read about the passing of Annette. I have many good memories of our visits at the grocery store. She will be missed. She was a great person and loved by many.

sorry for your loss

Dear Uncle Pete and Jason & family. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers to you all during such a difficult time. Donna Benoit

Dear Uncle Pete and Jason & family. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers to you all during such a difficult time. Donna Benoit

Sorry to hear about the loss of Annette. Our condolences and sympathy to all.

Sending our condolences to Annettes family. Many a coffee ,many a story, and many good laughs with Annette.Always a pleasure to sit with her over coffee...RIP. Cheryl A Clark

Pete and family. Our sincere condolences with the passing of Annette.

Sorry to hear about Annette's passing.

There was never a time when we saw Annette, that a great conversation did not follow. It was never just a hi or a wave, she always took the time to stop and ask how we were doing and how things were going. She was a kind and gracious lady. She will be missed. Our condolences to her entire family. Marvin & Sandi Turner

Jason, Pete and family. So very sorry to hear that Annette has passed. She was a lovely lady and will be missed by many. Sending my heartfelt condolences to you. ShelleySonneveld

Uncle Pete, Jason and family, our deepest condolences and prayers, Aunt Annette will deeply be missed.

Sorry to hear the passing of your wife,Pete

Condolences to Pete and the Van De Hogen Family. John Uher