Maria Brouwers, beloved wife of the late Augustinus (Gus) Brouwers passed away peacefully on September 21, 2019 at the age of 87 years.
Maria, known to many as Corrie was born May 3, 1932 in The Hague, Netherlands to Adrian & Paulina Meijer. In December of 1952 at the age of 20, Maria immigrated to Canada to marry the love of her life. Corrie and Gus settled in Vauxhall where they raised their 3 sons. In 1974 Gus was transferred to Saskatchewan. They eventually returned to Alberta in 1987, making Lethbridge their retirement home. Maria, known to her family as Oma, loved to cook. She always ensured everyone got their favorites whenever they visited. Oma spent countless hours of knitting, not only for her grandchildren but she also made hundreds of toques that were donated to the newborns at Chinook Regional Hospital.
Maria is survived by her 3 sons, Dennis (Norma), Rick (Carol) and Anthony (Deborah); grandchildren Daryl (Lindsey) Brouwers, Kelly (Brad) Sawka, Miranda (Jason) Brouwers, Jason Brouwers, Jenny Brouwers, Brett Schneider and great grandchildren, Ryder & Tess Brouwers and Quinn Sawka.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 66 years Gus, her parents Adrian & Paulina Meijer and her siblings Riet, Jan, Piet, Wim, Thea and Antoon.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am, on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at ST. MARTHA’S PARISH, 355 Columbia Blvd West, Lethbridge, Alberta.