Marianna Josephine (Grobbink) Ryan of RR#4 Walton passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 at Seaforth Community Hospital. Born in Enschede, the Netherlands on March 9, 1948, Marianna was in her 65th year.
Marianna was the beloved wife of 43 years to Jack and will be sadly missed by her children Stephen and his special friend Darlene, Joe and Rhonda, Peggy and Terry Sloan and Monica and Steve James. Dear sister to Henry and Mary Ann Grobbink, Catherine Grobbink and sister in law to Ted VanderWouden. Also loved by her grandchildren Roan, Johnnie, Mackinley, Owen, Adam, Sarah and Spencer, her brothers and sisters in law and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Bernardus and Geertje (Terpstra) Grobbink and her sister Emma VanderWouden.
Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM Thursday from the Schimanski Family Funeral Home. Parish prayers and rosary will be offered at the funeral home Thursday at 6:30 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Brussels, on Friday, June 15 at 11:00 AM.
Burial in St. Ambrose Cemetery, Brussels.
As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to London Health Sciences Foundation Oncol Run for Ovarian Cancer, the Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation or Wingham & District Right to Life would be appreciated.