Margareth Beintema

Margareth “Marg” Beintema (nee Foekens) of Blenheim passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Born in Chatham, in 1954, daughter of the late Adriaan and Maria Foekens (nee Luijendijk). Married to the love of her life, Louis Beintema, for 47 years. Loving mother of Charlie Beintema, Elizabeth Dean, Anna-Marie Clark (Michael), and Barbara Hammond (Adam). Proud Oma of Jeremy Dean, Chelsea Dean (Jake), Emily Dean, Wesley Dean, Hayden Clark, Christian Hammond, Zethan Clark, Tegan Hammond, Brenna Beintema, Mason Clark, Logan Hammond and Avalyn Clark. Sister of Jane Rivard (Paul), Irene Vanderveer, Walter Foekens (Audrey), Murray Foekens (Barb) and Sylvia Weilhouwer (Hank). Marg will also be fondly remembered by relatives in the Netherlands, and by many friends and family who will miss her dearly. Predeceased by brothers Jack Adrian Foekens (1957), Marinus Foekens (2005), brother-in-law Tim Vanderveer (2005), brother-in-law John Beintema (2005) and sister Ina Beintema (2020). Marg was a long time member of Eben-Ezer Canadian Reformed Church. She actively served both her church and her community with a smile on her face, and a song in her heart. She loved gardening, campfires and sewing. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Marg’s name are encouraged to please consider Chatham-Kent Community Living, and Anchor Association (Anchor Home). All are welcome to attend a visitation Saturday October 16, 2021 from 5 – 9 at Eben-Ezer Canadian Reformed Church (483 McNaughton Ave E). A funeral will be held Monday October 18, 2021 at 1 pm in the church. Burial to follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery.

47 Comments on “Margareth Beintema”

  1. Sorry to hear about the passing of Marg – her positive messages on Facebook were a ray of sunshine ☀️ praying for peace to the family as they go through the next days and in the years ahead – God bless you all

  2. Thinking of the entire Beintema family during this difficult time. My deepest condolences, Marg was a wonderful lady so loving and kind. She will be missed so many!

  3. Many happy memories of holiday meals shared together, Christmas baking marathons, birthday bbq’s and coffee time shared with Marg and family. Wishing your family much strength and Comfort in the coming days and weeks. May the Lord bless and keep you all.

  4. Our condolences on the passing of your wife, mother and grandmother. May God give you much strength and courage during the next few days and bless you with many good memories of your time together. Marg was a special person with a gift for seeing the bright side of life.

  5. Louis and family,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of Marg, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
    RIP my friend.
    Sincerely,
    Sherry Blackwell

  6. Many happy memories of holiday meals shared, Christmas baking marathons, family birthday bbq’s and coffee time around the kitchen table. Wishing Lou and the family our deepest condolences. May the Lord give you strength and comfort in the coming days. Holding you all in our prayers.

  7. Thoughtful, Caring and Special is how I describe Marg. She always thought of others myself included. She will be missed by so many. So very sorry for your family’s loss.

    Those that touch our lives. Will live our hearts forever.

  8. Lou and Family..I am so glad I was able to spend time these last couple weeks with Marg. I already missed you and Marg since moving but am so glad we stayed in touch. I am going to miss Marg, words cannot describe how much. She was a good friend and a great neighbour. Rest In Peace Marg..❤️❤️❤️

    1. Dear Louis and family – we share in your sadness with the loss of dear Marg ! May the Lord sustain you all in the days to come!!
      Love jack and Marlene

  9. Our condolences to Louis and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all with the loss of Marg.

  10. Sincere and deepest condolences on your loss. I only knew Marg for a brief moment in time, yet she left an indelible impression on me. May you all find comfort and solace during this most difficult time and may Almighty God grant her eternal rest.

  11. I have so many happy memories of visiting Aunt Marg and Uncle Lou, and all the cousins. I am sending my deepest condolences and lots of love to her family. She will be deeply missed.

  12. Our condolences Louis, Charlie and family. Marg was a very sweet woman and very kind secret sister. She will be greatly missed. What a comfort to know she is now with her Savior. Hugs from Mike and Katelynn Strating and family

  13. To Lou, the Beintema family and the Foekens family my sincere and heartfelt condolences. Marg was always an upbeat person whether playing slo pitch on one of the lower teams in the league or in her personal life. This is a testament to her faith in the Lord. May you continue to sseek your strength and comfort through Him.

  14. Marg loved life, people and her family.
    We knew her for a long time but really only the last six years as she worked and volunteered for our non – profit.
    We appreciate her and Louie and will miss her dearly.

  15. We are so sorry for your loss, Louis and family. Marg was a dear friend, always there when you needed her. She was my go-to partner on the Willing Workers, always bringing our plans to fruition. She will be sincerely missed by all those who knew her. Her friendliness, smile and positive attitude were a testament to her love of her Lord. We wish you the Lord’s peace, comfort and strength as you travel this new path. Arend and Willadale

  16. Our sympathies to the whole family. She was a favourite neighbour for many years. May many cherished memories bring comfort during this sad time.
    Wendy and Mike Brown( Wilson Ave)

  17. Sorry to hear of the passing of Marg. May the love and memories you share help you through this difficult time.

    Terri Warren

  18. Our condolences to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Al and Michelle VandenEnden

  19. Jeremy, we are sorry to hear about your Oma. How blessed you are to have had such a sweet grandmother who would pour such love and encouragement into your life.
    Much love,
    The Bourbonnais’

  20. To Lou and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. It was a joy to have had you Lou as our neighbours.
    Marg will be deeply missed. And you Lou will always be in my heart. God bless you and your family in your time of sorrow.(Lee and Rick Kitchen)

  21. My thoughts and Prayers to the Beintema family. Marg was a very sweet kind lady who will be missed..

  22. Louis and family, our deepest condolences on the passing of Marg. From singing at your wedding as kids to your visiting Ann when she was bed-ridden to your visits with Mom, we have some great memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Enjoy the memories. Wishing you God’s strength at this time. Much love, Tina & Tony Zimmermann

  23. To Louis, Charlie and the Beintema family
    Fred and I would like to extend our condolences with the passing of Marg. She was always a welcoming site in church and will be missed.

  24. Our deepest condolences Louis and Beintema family. Keeping you in our thoughts. RIP Marg

  25. Deepest condolences to you Louis and your family. May God give you the strength you need during this difficult time. When I think of Marg , it puts a smile on my face…her light did shine! Rest in the assurance that she is in glory!

  26. Dear Lois and Families- sincere condolences to you and your families- Marg was always a giver and she will be missed for always being willing to help out and organize so many things at the church she will be missed by many – sincerely – Judy and Henry Heyink

  27. Sincere condolences Louis to you and your families Marg was always a wonderful giver and she will be really missed

  28. Dear cousin Louis. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family as you deal with the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. May our God grant strength to all of you in the days ahead. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Your cousin John Beintema in Beamsville

  29. Dear Louis, Charlie and family our thoughts and prayers are with at this time. May the Lord comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.
    John and Wanda Veenema

  30. It has been 14 years since I retired from Rona but whenever I drive past where you folks live(d) on the river road, fond thoughts of you come to mind. I am saddened that y are grieving now but I know God’s love and your memories will be with you. Peace to your family, Lou.

  31. Dear Louis & Family;
    I am so sorry to hear of Margs passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you through this difficult time.

    Becky Bechard

  32. My deepest sympathy to Marg’s family and friends.
    I worked with Marg years ago and had many good conversations with her.
    She will be missed by many who loved her.
    Remember the person she was and how helpful she was to everyone who she knew.
    Keep her memories close to you.
    Heaven gained a beautiful angel.
    Sincerely Sherry Quenneville

  33. So sorry for your loss, had many chats with her on Sundays when i dropped Charlie off there for Church, quite a lady!!

  34. Dear Lou,
    We are sending you, Charlie, Elizabeth, Anna Marie, Barbara Jean and all the grandchildren all our love and condolences and healing energy to help you through. Marg will be forever loved and missed by us all who love her. Love and prayers from Jan and Kerstan

  35. Dear Uncle Lou, Elizabeth, Anna Marie, Barbara, Charlie, my condolences and love to you all. Aunt Marg is such a beautiful soul that will be greatly missed by myself and so many. Please take some comfort in the love, grace and energy she gave to so many lives. Her amazing spirit is with us all for ever. She is definitely a brilliant light may she be at peace. All my love, Rebecca

  36. So sorry to hear of Margs passing.Special lady & will be misses by many.Our thoughts & prayers are with you LOUIS & family.y. We will always remember our little funny moments at FETTERS. Take care of each other. Special hugs to CHARLIE

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