Adriana Verdonk

June 29, 1923 - May 6, 2020

On May 6, 2020, our Lord and Saviour called home His daughter, our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Adriana Verdonk. She was the beloved wife of Teunis Verdonk who predeceased her on December 12, 2007.
Adriana and Teunis were married on July 25, 1946, and together lived close to the Lord, trusting wholly in Him in times of difficulty, celebrating His blessing at all times for 61 years. After Teunis passed on to glory, Adriana continued to profess that her God was with her, and she lived as one blessed to be a blessing. Together they have left the legacy of a life filled with the riches of God’s grace. We rejoice in knowing that she is now joined with Teunis and her daughter and son-in-law, Nell and Peter Prins, and son-in-law Larry Janes in that “great cloud of witnesses” who have set an example of a faithful and loving lifestyle for us and are encouraging us in our walk with our Lord (Hebrews 12:1-2).
Adriana is lovingly remembered by her children: Drika and Gary Duthler in Edmonton AB, John and Ria Verdonk in St. Anns, ON; Selikke and Brian Kelley in Devon, AB; Joe and Grace Verdonk in Brantford, ON; Tony and Yvonne Verdonk in Orkney, ON; Tim and Des Verdonk in Seattle, WA; Peter and Lorna Verdonk in St. Anns, ON; and Alan and Jocelyn Myke in Deep River, ON. She was also loved by 31 grandchildren and their spouses, and 61 great-grandchildren, as well as many foster children who were placed in her care over the years.
A special thanks from all of us to the staff at Shalom Manor in Grimsby who did so much to make her last years meaningful and supported us in the days of her passing.
Memorial contributions to Shalom Manor would be deeply appreciated by the family.
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William & Sylvia (VanEyk) van Wyngaarden

Posted on: May 22, 2020

Our sympathies to the family. Your mother was a gentle, faithful woman who loved her Lord and her family. May you take comfort in your memories.
Andrew and Christine Schaafsma

Posted on: May 12, 2020

Our sincere sympathy to the Verdonk and all the extended families in this time of sorrow and reflection on a life well lived.
God's peace be with you all.
Anita B

Posted on: May 12, 2020

My condolences, Adriana T, with the loss of your grandmother and namesake. May God give you comfort.
Gerald & Leida Dykstra

Posted on: May 12, 2020

Dear Verdonk family,
Our condolences for the earthly loss of your Mom, Oma.
We thank our Heavenly Father for the promise of eternal life.

She was a very big influence on us regarding fostering and we followed her example as best we could, fostering for Beginnings Family Services for 33 years. Blessed to be a blessing...

She also gave us our first family cat 37 years ago. That cat was so loved by our family and endured being dressed up in doll clothes and all. And he lived for 19 years!

May you all be comforted and be given peace as you all continue to live for Jesus.

Gerald & Leida Dykstra
Sandra DiNicolantonio

Posted on: May 11, 2020

My condolences to the family.
May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time.
John & Nellie Schuurman

Posted on: May 11, 2020

Dear Drika, Garry & family.
Our sincere condolences in the passing of your mother.
We do remember her love for her family and many foster children.
A God fearing, faithful child of our Lord!
May God give you all comfort and peace.
John & Nell
To the Verdonk,s Family.

Posted on: May 11, 2020

Our heart felt condolences with the passing of a great Lady YOUR Mother.
She indeed was a great Lady,as well as a great witness.
She made the world and the people she served a better place.
You her Children can be VERY proud of her. May the Almighty God continue to bless all of you, as she was so very proud of every-one you.
We ( the Dykstra's from Leadale Place, Hamilton, are wishing you all God's strenght in this time of saying goodbye, although we all know she is with Jesus. Harm Dykstra & Daughters.
Mel and Harriet Klazinga

Posted on: May 9, 2020

Our sincere condolence with the loss of your mother and grandmother Adriana.
May the Lord comfort you at this time of loss.
Bob and Faye Janes

Posted on: May 8, 2020

Selikke we are so sorry for your loss