Passed away peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital, Charles Street Site on Sunday, December 27, 2020 after a 20-year battle with breast cancer. Sonya Bernadette (Gougeon) Van Rijswijk, at the age of 67 years. Daughter of the late Gregoire Gougeon and Dorothy Gougeon-Prevost (nee Dupuis). Beloved wife of Erik Van Rijswijk and cherished mother of Peter Van Rijswijk (Melissa Behan), Dave Van Rijswijk (Danielle-Constance Lapointe) and Lisa Van Rijswijk (Cameron Perkins). Loving Oma of Emma, Sydney, Eric, Samantha and Robyn. Dear sister of Dan Gougeon, Dennis Gougeon (Suzan), Lise Taggart (Bill), Vincent Gougeon and Christine Dupuis (Mark). Predeceased by her twin sister Paula Johnston (Carl survives). She was a positive spark of love and endearment whose presence will forever echo onwards in even her most brief acquittances. Sonya’s family would like to express immense gratitude for all those who helped her throughout her battle.
Due to the current limitations, a Celebration of Sonya’s life is being planned for August 27, 2021 (her birthday). Interment will be taking place at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Maitland, Ontario with a private ceremony held on December 31st, 2020.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged.
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Sunday December 27th 2020
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Sonya Van Rijswijk Sunday December 27th 2020..
Décès pour la Ville:Maitland, Province: Ontario