Van Zutphen – Mary Maureitus Georgina, formerly of Liverpool, Queens County passed away at age 85 on March 2 2019 at Shoreham Village Nursing Home in Chester.
Maureitus was born in Milton Nova Scotia on February 15 1934 , the daughter of Jessie (Grant) and Andrew Winters.
She graduated from Liverpool Regional High school and moved to Halifax where she was a switchboard operator and met her husband Franciscus Henricus “Frank” Van Zutphen. Maureitus and Frank were married in 1959 and eventually lived in a number of other locations including Calgary AB, Victoria BC, and Cornwall ON before moving back to Liverpool in 1973. Until she retired, Maureitus was employed in Liverpool as a bookkeeper for MEMCO.
Maureitus was very thoughtful, family oriented person that always put the needs of others ahead of her own. She enjoyed music and was at one time a member of the ukelele ensemble in Liverpool. Maureitus also loved animals and volunteered for the Liverpool/Queens County SPCA in the past.
She is survived by her brother Roderick (Colleen) Winters of Oromorcto New Brunswick, and her children Carolyn (Dale) Stryker, Lower Sackville, Bruce Van Zutphen , Brooklyn, Joanne Van Zutphen, Brooklyn and Elaine (Norm) Furniss, of Berwick, as well as grandchildren Emma, Pauline and Shawn Stryker, Cara and Aimee Corbett, Liz and Amanda Furniss, and two great grandchildren Aden Bachmann and Alexis Parish.
In addition to her parents, Maureitus was pre-deceased by her husband Frank and son Paul.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A graveside memorial service will be held Friday, April 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Gregory’s Catholic Cemetery, College Street, Liverpool. Reception to follow in St. Gregory’s Hall, Old Bridge Street, next to the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the SPCA, Shoreham Village Foundation, Queens General Hospital Foundation or the VON. Condolences may be offered through www.chandlersfuneral.com
Maureitus was recently a resident of Shoreham Nursing home in Chester. We would like to thank the wonderful staff there for the care of our mother during her time there. She enjoyed her own peaceful room overlooking the forest with birds and wildlife out the window.
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To the family of Mauritius, we share your sorrow . Be assured you are all in our hearts and prayers
Sheila and Mike Redden
Deepest condolences to Maureitus children…your mom was a sweet ,pleasant lovely lady..that showed in her children..you where there for her over the years with visits and walks and love..We will miss her at the home..Thinking of you all at this sad time..
Joanne, Cara, Aimee & families,
Thinking of you at this sad time. Take comfort in your memories.
Shirley and Paul Neals
Joanne and family, sorry for the loss of your Mother
(Grand Mother and Great Grand Mother)
Gordon and Jackie Eisnor
Joanne,Bruce and family: Our sincere condolences in the loss of your mom.
Please accept our sincere condolences to you all. Although I have not seen your Mom for many years, I have
great memories of both she and your Dad…….he stayed with my Aunt Min Gardner and myself the night before
they were married. Your Mom is my 1st Cousin and I always looked up to her when I was growing up.
Maureen and Tom Aucoin
Joanne, Aimee and Cara and families
Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Clyde & Wendy (Smith) MacAdams
Please accept our sincere condolences, and know that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
To all of Mauriteus,s family,
Our deepest condolences to all of you. We remember all your family activities which we are sure will provide all of you with wonderful memories. Just know our thoughts are with you at this time.
Doug and Dot and family
Ron & Barb Canpbell
Joanne and Family,
We are saddened to hear of the loss of your family member. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Dear Joane, very sorry to hear this news. Your mom was a very kind person . I always enjoyed talking with her when I would meet her in town. Sincerely, Anne Thomson
To Joanne and her family my most sincere condolences. Maureitus whom .I got to know when we were both volunteering for the SPCA was a lovely lady and she will be missed by you all.
Doris Lohnes Schnare
To the family of Mrs. VanZupthen, Please accept my sincere condolences on her passing. I remember her as a very lovely lady, who loved her family. Kind regards, Doris
May the memories of your mother warm your heart and fill your soul.
Hugs to you all in this time of sorrow.
I am so deeply sad to hear of your loss.
Sorry to hear about your mom’s passing.
I think about you often and hope you’re doing well.
Judith E Francis and Lannie
To the family of Maureitus, we are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Lannie and Judy Francis.
Robert & Sally Fader
To the family:
Sincere condolences to you all. Your mother was such a quiet and gentle person. She will certainly be missed.
Butch & Loretta Cook
Thinking of you Bruce, Joanne and your sisters at this difficult time. It caused me to reflect in particular on those great past days when your mom, dad and a bunch of couples would go for a week’s skiing at Keltic Lodge in Cape Breton. No friends like old friends – which we all were!
Will be watching for memorial service timing.
Loretta joins me in sending kindest personal regards.
Barbara Cameron, Port Elgin On.
Condolences to the family. Your Mother and I first met in High School . I have many, many happy memories. May she rest in peace.
Joseph and Carmen van Zutphen
Dear Bruce, Carolyn, Joanne, and Elaine and family,
We were saddened to learn of your dear Mother’s passing as we treasured her so deeply! We have so many happy memories of her and of your family. One of our favorite memories is of us visiting you and staying over night and the warm welcome from you each ! Your mom’s yummy muffins were a highlight of every breakfast! We will miss knowing Mauritius is no longer with us on this earth , but are so thankful for her faith and the faith we share knowing each of our journeys are to eternal life with our dear Lord. Our love and prayers are with you each in this time of loss.
We are sending sincere condolences to the family. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Linda and Bill Roberts
Linda Trainor & Robert
Joanne & family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your MOM. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. Take Care & GOD Bless. HUGS!
To..Joanne,cara, and family..
So sorry to hear of your moms passing.our thoughts and prayers are
With everyone of you at this difficult time. Please hold onto your sweet memories.
Joanne, Carolyn, Elaine and Bruce and families,
So very sorry to learn of your dear mom’s passing. Being a school friend of Joanne’s, I remember your mom as a very kind and caring person.
My sincere condolences. Thinking of you all.
To Carolyn, Bruce, Joanne , Elaine and all members of your families,
We offer our condolences and prayers on your mothers passing. My mom and dad (Joe and Carmen van Zutphen) shared a memory on this site that I also share. Your family always had a warm welcome for us and it was through your parents that I grew to love kayaking. Hope to see you all this year.
Love your cousin,
Melina and family
Collin & Heather MacLean
Thinking of you all. Many great memories.
The Silver Family
To Maureitus’ family,
Our Mom, Joan lives at Shoreham and her room was across the hall from Maureitus. Although we didn’t know your Mom or family very well, we could tell she was a gentle soul who loved nature and animals. It was lovely to see the garden ornaments and cat lounging area that your Mom surely enjoyed. It was always a pleasure to see Bruce visiting and out for walks, devoted to his Mom. We send our sincere condolences to family and friends of Maureitus’ and send you hugs during this difficult time.
The Silver Family
Doug & Pat Lohnes
Joanne and family Please accept our sincere condolences at this sad time.
Doug & Pat Lohnes
Please accept my sincerest condolences. Maureitus was my landlady for many years. I will always remember her as a kind and thoughtful person.
Joanne I am sorry to hear about your mom . Sincerely Wanda J H orton
To the Family of Maureitus
Please accept my sincere condolences at the passing of your mother. She was such a wonderful person who always had a big smile for everyone.
Take care and God bless you all,
Joyce and Vernon Hawkes
Our Condolences to all the family. Maureitus was a lovely lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dear Joanne I am very sorry to hear about your mom. Someday you will be able to recall memories of her with a smile . Sincerely Wanda J Horton
SO SORRY TO HERE OF YOU MOTHERS DEATH.
MAY YOU BE AT PEACE KNOWING SHE IS IN A BETTER PLACE.
GOD BE WITH YOU.