Irma VanLoon

A photo of Irma VanLoon


St. Mary’s Church
Friday November 15, 2019
11:00 a.m.

Irmgard “Irma” Gertrud Van Loon passed away quietly at her home, surrounded by family, on November 7, 2019. She was born 83 years ago in Germany, the daughter of Albert and Gertrud Griegoschewski, and immigrated to Canada in 1954 with her surviving siblings Dieter, Ursula, Jurgen, and Bernhard.
She is survived by her husband William Van Loon, who she married in 1957. During those 62 years she was a wonderful mother to, Alexander, Sabina, Renata, Torin, and Damian. She is succeeded by 10 grandchildren namely Derek, Sacha, Patrick, Vanessa, Joshua, Jordan, Cash, Race, Tate, and Makay. Also by three great-grandchildren namely Delilah, Emerson, and Kinsley.
Irma resided most of her life in Blenheim Ontario where she was a school bus driver who was greatly loved and respected. She babysat many children who still come and visit her. She was also a member of the Catholic women’s league at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic parish in Pardoville. Most recently a member of St. Mary’s parish in Blenheim.
Irma was deeply loved and respected by all of her family and friends and she will be dearly missed by all.
A Funeral Mass will be held for Irma in St. Mary’s Church on Friday November 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

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So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. We were neighbours and in the CWL group of Our Lady of Angels and at St Mary's Blenheim. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Our sincere condolences. John and Helen Hanak

Sabina & Family We just heard the sad news! We are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time!

Sabina & Family We just heard the sad news! We are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time!

To all the family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I am sure she was comforted knowing in her own way that family was by her side as she cherished the family unit. You have my sincerest condolences.

So sorry for your families loss Torin. Your mother was a very sweet lady. She always had a lovely smile and a welcoming heart when ever I dropped Greg off to play at your home.

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We have had a long history of knowing the VanLoon family. We 4 Tomen kids went to school with all of you and I had a long time working at the Regional Centre with your Dad. Also , remember your Mom driving the school bus. Condolences.

My condolences to the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you on this difficult time.

I only met Irma a few times and it was so long ago, but I do remember quite clearly the love and laughter that filled that house. She was such a big part of that back then and continued to be so throughout her life. God bless you on your journey.

Sorry for your loss!! I remember your Sister visiting you in Florida.

Mein herzliches Beileid zum tote eurer Mutter.

Sorry of your loss of your mother. There is no more suffering and she is in a better place. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Maria Mariconda

My deepest sympathy to your entire VanLoon family. Our thought and prayers are with your family. I remember Mrs Vanloon driving me and my brother to school for many years.

Our deepest condolences to family and friends. Irma's contribution to our family school bus business have always been appreciated and remembered fondly.

My condolences to the VanLoon family. Mrs. VanLoon drove my school bus for a number of years. I have fond memories of her. She was a lovely lady.

To the whole Van Loon family, I wish to offer my most sincere sympathies on the passing of your mom and the family's dear matriarch. May your many memories bring you comfort now, and in the times ahead. Sincerely, Myra (Foulis) Pettit and family

Sending my condolence and Heartfelt sympathy to the Van Loon family for the loss of their Mom Irma, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

To the VanLoon Family: I drove school bus with Irma for several years. We enjoyed many good visits in the drivers' room and at the Christmas parties. Thinking of you with prayers, sympathy and caring. Jean

Thinking of you all and remembering you from your early days when you bought the Pardoville School house and remembering, you kids, from your Harwich Raleigh P.S. days. May you find comfort in your many memories. Brenda Rumble

Heartfelt sympathy to all the family.

My dear Sabina. May you find comfort that your mom is resting in peace now. My sincere condolences to you and all the family. Love you chicky poo!!