In Memory of




Obituary for Mary De Vrieze

De Vrieze, Mary

Passed away on November 15, 2022 at Parkwood Mennonite Home at the age of 94.

Loving mom of Grady Jr. (Pam), Paul (Carolyn), Tim and Carol (Marcel Naus). Predeceased by her husband Grady Sr., her son Anthony and daughter-in-law, Laura. Grandmother to Carey, Mike, Katherine, Cassidy, Natasha, Robert, Steven, Evan, Ryan, Sara, Wesley and Parker. Great-grandmother to Lily and Mills.

She was the mom everyone wishes they had - she loved her children unconditionally and was the best grandma anyone could ask for. She was magic with children and amazing at everything that had to do with making a home for her family- from baking endless quantities of sugar cookies at Christmas to holiday dinners with all of her specialites and family favourites, even jello salad. We miss her dearly but are thankful that she is now at peace and no longer suffering. We are so grateful to have had such a special little lady as our mom and grandma.

“So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You'll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have rewritten mine
By being my friend”

(lyrics from For Good)

Thanks so much to the caring and dedicated staff at Parkwood. We appreciate all of the love and support you have given our mother.

Private cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).

Until we meet again...