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Kitty (Cornelia) Herweyer

HERWEYER, Kitty (Cornelia) - At Bluewater Health on Wednesday, March 6, 2018, Kitty (Cornelia) Herweyer, nee Degenaars of Sarnia passed away peacefully in her 90th year. She was the loving mother of Deborah, who was by her side. Survived by Deborah and Gord Cheeseman, grandchildren Christopher (Mary), Michael (Stephanie) and Julia (Adrien) and her much-adored great-children Charlotte, Jack and Laura. She was predeceased by her siblings in Holland and her sister Margaret and brother-in-law Theo Wolder of Strathroy. She was extremely fond of her nephews in the Wolder clan, Tom (Marilyn), Theo (Betty Ann), Andre (Diane) and their wives and children (especially Kathleen). All played an important role in her life. As proud post-war immigrants from The Netherlands, she and her husband Cor worked extremely hard, became Canadian Citizens quickly and constantly gave back to their community through charity and volunteer work. Kitty faced multiple adversities and triumphed consistently; she successfully re-invented herself professionally and beat cancer at mid-life and continued working into her eighties. As a highly experienced travel agent, she helped many others on their international voyages. She was proud to have travelled the world from the Great Wall to safari in Africa (and left all of us with a large collection of souvenirs!). Kitty made good friends throughout her life, including more recently during her stay at Inn on the Park in Sarnia as was evidenced by the constant stream of well-wishers at the hospital. At Kitty’s request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at Grace United Church where she found great comfort and spirited discussion (date to be announced). Private interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. A special thanks to Dr. Lilly, the palliative care team and all the other kind professionals that assisted Kitty and us at Bluewater Health in Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Sarnia. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE , 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, N7T 5W9. Messages and memories of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca13329700
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Tante Kitty
Posted by Allison Wolder (Family) On Friday, April 5, 2019
She had a young fun spirit that made her the life of any party. I will miss her and feel happy to have known her, my dear tante Kitty.
Kitty a friend
Posted by Virginia Elliott (Friend) On Tuesday, March 26, 2019
I remember when she worked next door at the Cruise Store, she was always one to tell a joke. When I had to give up my store, one late night as I was working to close my store down, she appeared & insisted on helping me pack things away. It meant a lot to me that she cared.
We will all miss you
Posted by Theo Wolder (nephew) On Monday, March 18, 2019
The decades of happy memories, many shared Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners, the vacations and adventures at our cabin on Lake-of-the-Woods and our many trips together to some wonderful destinations will never be forgotten. Your favourite travelling roommate Kathleen may wonder where you have gone, but she will always remember you, her great aunt, the companion who was with her to help her see the world. We miss you.

Theo, Betty Ann and Kathleen

My Dear Aunt
Posted by Thomas Wolder (Nephew) On Monday, March 11, 2019
On behalf of myself, my wife, Marilyn as well as my children. I would like to express my condolences to Debbie and her family. Aunt Kitty changed her career at a late age and went back to College for travel and tourism, passed with honours, and was selected as the Valedictorian of her class. She became a very well traveled agent who gave excellent advice to her many clients by having traveled almost every continent of the world. She has had a life well lived and deserves her eternal rest.
Last journey
Posted by Vannderhelm (Friend) On Sunday, March 10, 2019
Kitty had many travels in her lifetime and we wish her rest and peace on this last one. Our sincere condolences to Debbie and the rest of the family..

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