Mary DeSchiffart

Mary DeSchiffart

Wednesday, February 24th, 1932 - Monday, June 7th, 2021
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Mary DeSchiffart (née Oostlander)
February 24, 1932 - June 7, 2021

Surrounded by family, Mary passed away peacefully into rest at the home of Ron and Kim DeSchiffart, Kemptville, Ontario, on Monday, June 7, 2021, at the age of 89 years. Beloved wife of the late Sidney DeSchiffart and loving mother of Gary (Trish), Charley (Helen), Clarence (Eveline), Ron (Kim), Judy (Eppo) Eerkes, Brian (Sue) and Tim (Joanna). She was dearly loved and will be missed by 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sisters, Wilma (John) Huibers and Alyce LaRocque, as well as by nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Cornelius and Geertje Oostlander, her brother, Peter Oostlander, two brothers-in-law, John VanderBoom and Lomar LaRocque, and one infant great-grandson, Ryan.

Family and friends will be received at Irvine Funeral Home, 4 James Street East, Brockville on Thursday, June10, 2021, between 7 pm and 9 pm. COVID-19 protocols will be in effect with registration required for visitation. Please call the funeral home at 613-342-2828 to reserve a visitation time or RSVP at

A private family burial celebrating Mary's life and giving thanks will be held at Oakland Cemetery. A service of memorial will follow in later months once COVID-19 restrictions have been eased. As expression of sympathy and the celebration of Mary’s life, donations to Bethel Christian Reformed Church - or the Heritage Christian School - by copying and pasting the link will be gratefully acknowledged. Send condolences or make a donation online at Irvine Funeral Home | Brockville, ON

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    Thursday, June 10th, 2021 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Thursday, June 10th, 2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel
    4 James Street East
    Brockville, ON K6V 1J9
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Lisa MacDougall

Posted at 01:49pm
So sorry to hear of your loss Clarence. Your family is in our prayers.
Lisa MacDougall

Alan Gaudet

Posted at 11:51am
Clarence and Eveline, Marla and I were so sorry to hear about your loss. Clarence I know family has been a major part of your life and I hope you find consolation in you family, friends and faith.

Alan, Marla, Callum and Rowan Gaudet

Bonnie Monteith

Posted at 07:10pm
To Gary, Trish and family, so sorry to hear of your Mom passing, she is now with your Dad and saving a space for you and your large family. Our thoughts and prayers go to you all at this time of grief and sadness. She lived a good life and she will be missed.
Sincerely Bonnie and Doug Monteith

Mary-Ann Fisher

Posted at 02:52pm
My heartfelt sympathies to Clarence and family during your time of loss. May you find peace and comfort in the legacy of love that your Mom has gifted you with.
Mary-Ann Fisher

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