Hendrika (Riet) Baayens

26-Aug-1936 - 11-Apr-2020

Obituary Overview

A Legacy of Love

Mrs. Hendrika (Riet) Baayens, beloved wife of Louis De Vos of High River, passed away peacefully at the High River Hospital on April 11, 2020 at the age of 83 years. 

Leaving us all with loving and fond memories are her husband Louis; her children: Jackie (Richard), Marian (Brent), Martin (Char), and Sandy (Darren). She will also be greatly missed by her grandchildren: Lucas, Brenner, and Hayden; her sister Tonny of Holland and her many friends and family. Riet was predeceased by parents Marinus and Bertha Bezemer, her brothers Theo and Peter, and her sister Betsy. 

A woman of great caring, kindness and spirit, Riet touched the lives of many people and she will be sadly missed by all. Special thanks to all the nurses and doctors at the High River Hospital. Thank you to our family and friends for all your support over the last year. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no visitation or celebration of Riet’s life at this time. Cremation will take place and Riet will be placed beside her late husband Adrian Baayens at Mountain View Memorial Gardens in Calgary. 

In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in Riet’s memory may be made to the High River District Care Foundation, 560 - 9 Avenue SW, High River, AB T1V 1B3 (www.highriverhealthfoundation.ca).

Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Garth Pritchard | 19-Apr-2020

My sincere sympathy to Léo and family in the passing of Riet .,I first met her at a exercising class a few years ago and later at the High River Senior Center. She was a caring and witty lady. We all had many good times and special memories. Rest. in peace dear friend

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Posted by Arleen Korpan | 18-Apr-2020

I am very sorry to hear about Riet. We have been friends for a long time and I will miss her sense of humor and her kind heart. My sympathy to you.

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