Maria van der Linde

Obituary of Maria Hinke van der Linde

VAN DER LINDE– Maria Hinke (nee Neef) passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at the age of 80. Maria was the loving wife of the late Hein van der Linde. She will be deeply missed by her children David and Helena van der Linde, and by her daughters-in-law Linda and Wei Wei van der Linde. Maria will be remembered by her grandchildren Jonathan (Cheri Holita), Christopher (Sarah Robertson-van der Linde), Amanda (Jordan Nantais), Kelsie, Candace and Cody; by her granddaughter-in-law Kariann Huisman ; and by her great grandchildren Blaise, Nicholas, Weston, Leighann, Isla, Ella, Kayce, Carley and Carter. She will also be missed by her siblings Hank (Jan) Neef, and Anna (late Tony) Hofstee. Maria will now be reunited with her sons Henk, Hein M and Willam “Billy” van der Linde, as well as her sister Alice (late John) Douglas. Maria came to Canada in 1954 from Aldeboarn Friesland. She worked as a PSW for the Red Cross for 28 years. She was a proud member of the Christian Woman’s After Eight Society, and of the St Thomas Ladies Choir. In her spare time, Maria enjoyed cross stitching and playing bingo every Friday night. She loved the colours of the Fall, and was a fan of country and gospel music. A public visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home, 31 Elgin Street, St Thomas (519-631-0570) on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at The Junction Church (320 Elm Street, St Thomas) on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., with a visitation one hour prior to service. Interment at Elmdale Cemetery (190 Wilson Ave, St Thomas) to follow. If desired, donations to Kinette Club of Elgin – St Thomas would be appreciated. Personal condolences to the family can be made at

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Public Visitation

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Shawn Jackson Funeral Home
31 Elgin Street
St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
The Junction Church
320 Elm Street
St Thomas, Ontario, Canada


Elmdale Memorial Park Cemetery
190 Wilson Ave
St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
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