Marianne WILLIS

Marianne WILLIS


Marianne Gerda (Vroom)

August 9, 1949-August 8, 2013

After a short but courageous battle with cancer, our dearest mom, wife and oma passed away peacefully with family at her side. Marianne is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 41 years Bob, her three children Jeff (Cathy), Kevin (Lindsey) and Mike (Erin), seven grandchildren Tyler, Logan, Hayley, Ava, Emery, Kaylin and Kylie, brothers John K, Hank (Arleen), John (Rita), and sister Stella. Marianne’s family also consists of many nieces, nephews, brother/sister in-laws & friends, all of whom she cared about deeply. She is pre-deceased by her parents Jan and Trientje and her sister Anne. Born in Groningen (Netherlands), she moved to Canada at an early age with her family. Marianne graduated from St. Pauls Nursing School and married Bob, the love of her life, one year later. She had a passion for golf with her friends, fishing with Bob, travelling and spoiling her grandchildren who all loved their Oma. A celebration of Marianne’s life will be held Saturday, August 17th, 11am at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel, 11765 224th Street in Maple Ridge. Special memories and recollections are welcome to be shared. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to McKenney Creek Hospice Residence (through Ridge Meadows Hospice Society at or to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation (

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