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BREEMER, Maria “Mieke” (nee Reurink)

November 8, 1931 – March 14, 2012

Maria Breemer of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, March 14 2012 at the age of 80 years.

Maria was born in Mijdrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands and immigrated to Canada in 1952. After marrying Peter in 1954, the young couple first resided in Calgary then moved to Northern Alberta to start farming. For many years they farmed in Teepee Creek and Clairmont where Maria worked hard with Peter raising four children as well over time, running a farm which included grain, cattle, pigs and finally sheep. Maria still found time to be active with the Christian Reformed Church in Grande Prairie and associated Ladies Aid and Bible study groups. Retirement in 1989 saw Peter and Maria move to Calgary where they enjoyed seeing much more of their Southern Alberta relatives and enjoyed extensive travel. She also volunteered with Peter at the Food Bank and Bibles For Missions Thrift Shop. Following Peter’s passing, Maria became a resident of Wentworth Manor where she met new friends and enjoyed a variety of activities.

Maria is survived by her children Rose (Phil) Taylor, John (Ruth) Breemer, Judy (David) Sobolewski and Patricia Breemer, five grandchildren Meghan Breemer (Mark Czechowsky), Kevin Breemer, Mark Breemer, Carl Sobolewski and Mieke Maligne Sobolewski, her siblings Mary (Tymen) Donkersgoed, George Reurink, Alice (Ted) Bosgra, Hank (Stiena) Reurink, Dinie (Leo) Oldenburger, Peter (Lorna) Reurink, Rita (Francis) Turnbull, Jenny (Bill) Havinga and John (Leone) Reurink, brother-in-law Bill Wiersma, her special friend Barbara Pieters as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Peter on July 22, 2007, her sister Elisabeth “Beppie” Wiersma, her sister-in-law Jenny Reurink and nieces Susan and Terri Bosgra.

Funeral Services will be held at River Park Church (3818-14A Street S.W. Calgary, Alberta) on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at Wentworth Manor for their loving care of Maria while she resided there. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

In living memory of Maria Breemer, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Nancy Ingram :

    Our thoughts go out to you at this time. Please accept our condolences.

    The Ingram Family

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  2. David & Sharon Johnson :

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Hope you are reliving many many happy memories of her. We would have loved to be at the service… but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all and will continue in the days ahead. Love you guys!

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  3. Donna Schultz :

    Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your mom. Love and hugs

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  4. John & Rina Roos :

    Dear Rose, John, Judy & Pat:
    Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We have many fond memories of your Mom. She was a sweet and compasionate person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  5. Linda Reurink :

    Sorry for the loss of your mom, oma, sister and good friend. She has finished her journey here on earth and God has a need for her to start a new journey. She may be gone but all the memories will never leave,
    My respects to the the Reurink family

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  6. Rae Anne Langdon :

    Dear Pat and family
    I read of your mother’s passing and want to express my condolences to you and your siblings. It is not easy to lose one so dear and I hope you will find comfort in memories of love and happy times.
    Rae Anne and family

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