St. Mary’s Church
Friday November 15, 2019
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.