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Catherine Decorte

DeCORTE, Catherine - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at Seaforth Community Hospital, on Monday, January 21, 2019. Born in Bakel, The Netherlands on July 24, 1936, Catherine Maria DeCorte (née Van Bakel) of Egmondville, was in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Cor DeCorte (November 11, 2018). Loving Mom of Ida and Robert Tilker of Moorefield, Martha and Hank VanDieten of Seaforth, Martin and Nancy DeCorte of Elmira, Ken and Elaine DeCorte of Seaforth, Corinne and Tony Diemert of Clarkston, MI, Mike and Carla DeCorte of Seaforth and Tony and Sandra DeCorte of St. Joseph. Cherished Oma to 23 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Catherine is also survived by her siblings Herman (Grada), Hank (Alice), Martin (Julie), John (Mary), Jo (Cinth), Tony (Nellie), Casey (Helen) and Cor's brother Frans and two sisters-in-law Miet and Lies. Predeceased by one sibling, Wilhelmien Poppe and 21 in-laws. Catherine and Cor have been blessed with a large circle of great friends and neighbours. Visitation was held at McGLYNN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME , Seaforth, 519-527-1390, on Wednesday, January 23, from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m., and continued on Thursday, January 24, from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., prior to the service at the church. To honour and celebrate Catherine’s life, Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. James Catholic Church, Seaforth, on Thursday, January 24, at 11 a.m., with Fr. Clare Coleman officiating. A reception immediately followed at the Seaforth & District Community Centre and interment will take place in St. James Catholic Cemetery in the spring. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation or Homes for Hope El Salvador (www.4elsalvador.org) are appreciated. Online condolences and memorial donations can be made by visiting Catherine’s memorial at www.mcglynnfamilyfuneralhome.com13323748
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