Florence Van Bastelaar

VAN BASTELAAR, (Faubert) Florence Germaine


It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our mother Florence at age 88 of Riverview Gardens, Chatham and formerly of Hudson Manor, Tilbury on  Saturday, August 1, 2020.  Predeceased by husband Cyriel Van Bastelaar (January, 2017). Loving and cherished mother of Evelyn (Rod) Dean of Ohio, the late Pauline (Tom) Stevenson of Texas, Irene (James) McClymont, son Roger, Raymond (Jodi)  and  (late Shelley Van Bastelaar), Edward  (Lisa) of British Columbia and the late infant son Robert.   She leaves behind many precious grand children, Ann-Marie (David) Delrue, Jacqueline Howe (McClymont) and partner Peter DeRuiter, Karen (Darren) Cocchetto, Laura, Matthew (Cherise) Stevenson, Ben (Kayla) Stevenson, (late) Jennifer Stevenson,  Robert (Kori) Van Bastelaar, several great grand children, Chloe, Octavius, Kaitlyn, Megan, Lily, Jack, Hudson, Emmett, Case, Jade, Paisley, Weston, Clara and Jackson and many nieces and nephews.


Predeceased by her parents Calixte Faubert and Alida (Quenneville) and oldest sister Marianne Faubert (1917-1999), and brothers Origene Faubert (1918-2006), Alphonse (1922-2003)(Bernadine) Faubert,  Lionel Faubert (1926-2001) and Gerard Faubert (1928-2018). 


 A very special “thank you” to all staff at Riverview Gardens for their compassionate care that went “above and beyond” towards our mom and family members during her last days.    In memory of Florence, donations may be made in memory of Florence to  Riverview Gardens, Chatham’s Food Bank, Hospice of Chatham or a charity of your choice. Cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.lifetransitions.ca.  At Florence’s request cremation has taken place, and a private family service will be held at a future date.   


14 Comments on “Florence Van Bastelaar”

  1. Such a wonderful lady. Her quick wit was so entertaining. We always enjoyed their trips to Giddings, Texas. Our deepest condolences to every member of the family.

    Dwight & Suzanne Peschke

    1. she is having a happy reunion, I’m sure! Lots of love to everyone and it surely is a potent time to reflect on fond memories with Grandma and Grandpa.

  2. We are so sorry for your loss! I remember her watching Karen and I when we were little , playing in her yard, she was a lot of fun !
    I have fond memories .
    Love ❤️,
    Nadia( Nat urban) Owen and family

  3. Irene
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I remember how many times you mentioned your mom when we were working together. One of God’s greatest gifts to us are mothers and good memories. I am certain you have many cherished times.
    Shirley Clark

  4. Our Condolences. She was a friendly person, always had time to say hello.
    Our Condolences.
    Don & Yvette Waddick

  5. so sorry for your loss Irene. It doesn’t seem to matter what age our mother is when she leaves us, it hurts. I hope you will keep her forever in your heart by recalling fond memories of times spent together. condolences also to Jackie, Kaitlyn, Megan, Lily and Jack.

  6. Sincere condolences to all. Gr. Aunt Florence will be missed by many. She had the ability to make everyone feel her kindness, joy and happiness, it radiated through her ever present smiling eyes and bright smiling face. You gravitated to her for she was truly a lovely lady and always a joy to talk to and you knew you would share laughs and part ways thankful for your time together.

    Take care everyone, we will miss her as we do your Dad.

    Jan Buchser
    Larry Soden

  7. What a wonderful lady. Only have fond memories of her. The visits and trips we took were always fun.
    My prayers go to all of the family.

  8. To Roger and Evelyn, and all of the Family.
    What a legacy your Mother and Father have left here on Earth.
    Thinking of days on Mary Street long ago
    May you have peace form Our Lord.

  9. Hi Ev: Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.

    Deb Roberts

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