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Maria Johanna Rykers

Born In: Schyndel, Holland, Netherlands
Born: July 12th, 1916

Passed in: Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: December 8th, 2010

Maria Johanna Rykers, 93, of Bedford, N.S., passed away peacefully on Dec. 8, 2010, at the QEII Hospital.
Born in Schyndel, Holland on July 12, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Hendrika Peters and William Cromsigt.
Mary immigrated to Canada in 1953 with her husband and six children. The family resided in Sydney.
She worked as a nursing assistant at St. Rita Hospital for 20 years. She moved to Bedford in 1992.
Mary spent the last few weeks at the QEII with her family at her side. She enjoyed a last St. Nicholas Day celebration on Dec. 6, 2010.
She is survived by daughters, Joanne (Mike Lane), Sechelt, B.C., Henny, Bedford, Petra (Brian Hoyt), Maria (Philip Reeves), Sydney, N.S., and Helma, Slocan, B.C. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, William and son, William Jr.
Visitation will take place Sunday at 1 p.m. in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, Bedford, where the funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial in Brookside Cemetery, Bedford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the QEII.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Connidis and all the staff of 8.4.
Online condolences may be made to tkbarnard@eastlink.ca.



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