At home in Courtice Ontario, in the company of her family, left this world on June 11, 2021 after a courageous battle with COPD.
Ceacilia was born to Anna and Hendrick Menting of Keijenborg, Holland. She was the youngest of 12 children and is survived by her sister Marietje. Ceacilia was a little ahead of her time. In no rush to get married, she came to Canada in 1958 to discover if this guy she met named Joe was worth learning more about. A brave move across the ocean for a single woman. And so began a courtship that became a 60 year marriage, with Joe, a loving partner to the very end. His devotion to be described as heroic. Ceacilia will be missed by Joe everyday.
Her education and skills in several languages served her well and she was quickly employed. Legend has it, she landed in Canada on a Tuesday and was working at North American Steel in Whitby by the following Monday. Before marrying, she had room and board with Agnes and Bill Schroer in port Whitby, arranged by Joe prior to her arrival. And so began a friendship that lasted over six decades. Together with the families of Ben and John Huinink and Henk and Benny Bouwmeister, they formed what was commonly referred to as the gang, with whom they had the privilege of life long friendships.
Ceacilia believed in owning your life and creating the future you want. Again, ahead of her time, she encouraged independence and the merits of self reliance to her four daughters, Debbie, Audrey, Lorraine and Jennifer. They listened and made their own way. Sometimes to the benefit and sometimes to the chagrin of their partners Dan Doiron, Darren Andrews, Kirk McNamee, Pierre Tremblay and Scott Arnott who were always welcomed in her home and challenged to a game of golf.
Ceacilia loved sport, games, a Bacardi white with coke no ice and all things fun. She genuinely despised crafts of all description and was not overly keen on most domestic chores but they could be tolerated if Louis Armstrong or the Tijuana Brass were playing loudly. She was a former Royal Ashburn club champion, a fierce table tennis player, a dominant squash player, could bowl over 250 no problem, loved cards and never let anyone win-not even her grandchildren, all of whom share her enthusiasm for sport, participation, engagement and making life their own. She will be remembered by Sarah (Derek), Sam (Niki), Adam (Mallory), Kayleigh (Danny), Madison (Jonathan), Matthew and Mitchell.
Heartfelt thanks to neighbours Shawn and Jennifer and Keri-Lynn and Jos for always lending a helping hand and to Dr. Williams for the compassionate care he provided to the end. A visitation will be held at the MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 3:00 – 3:45 PM and 4:00 PM – 4:45PM. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a private family service will be held at the MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Guests are welcome to join the service virtually through the MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Canadian Tire JUMPSTART program, giving more kids a chance to play. She would have liked that.
Visitation time block instructions:
Visitation can be booked through the Morris Funeral Chapel website. Time slots are limited and will be based off of a first come first serve bases. Guests can also book times by calling the Morris Funeral Chapel at 905-623-5480 Monday- Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00PM. Please follow instructions below.
1. Scroll to bottom of website
2. click the blue « RSVP » button for the visitation time slot of your choosing
3. Provide the full name of all those in party. You will also be asked to provide an email address and phone number
4. Please check the email you provided for the confirmation email of your visitation time slot.
5. Once you have received confirmation email, you will be booked for that time
6. Please arrive at the funeral home at time of visitation time block
Live Stream Service Instructions
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the funeral service will be private family only. Guests can watch a live stream of the service through the Morris Funeral Chapel Facebook page. Please note, you will not see an option for this video until the Morris Funeral Chapel has went live. On the day of the service please follow the instructions below.
1. Please visit the Morris Funeral Chapel Facebook page www.facebook.com/morrisfuneralchapel/
2. Once the service has went live, you will see a red button beside the video options that indicates « Live »
3. Please click this video option
4. Please adjust volume setting on the device you will be using to view this video PRIOR to the start of the service
Please note, the full service will be uploaded to the Morris Funeral Chapel Facebook page after the service is completed to anyone who could not view the live stream.
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Friday June 11th 2021
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Ceacilia Anna Huinink Menting Friday June 11th 2021..
Décès pour la Ville:Bowmanville, Province: Ontario