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24 Mill Street
Lindsay, ON K9V 2L1
Phone: 705-324-3205
Fax: 705-324-9360
Hendrika (Henny) Kraan

Hendrika (Henny) Kraan

Wednesday, October 16th, 1929 - Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
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Hendrika (Henny) Kraan (nee Smit) 1929 - 2020

Henny, at the age of 90, passed away peacefully at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on Sunday March 22nd, 2020. Loving wife of Martin for 62 years. Cherished mother of Diana (Fred), Doug (Lindsay), Darlene (Gary), Donna (John), Gary, Stephen (Shelley), David (Loretta) and lovingly remembered by her 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and by her loving sisters Thea of Lindsay and Willy of Holland and predeceased by her 3 brothers, Gerard, John and Hubert. Henny was born in Amsterdam, Holland to Gerard and Whilemenia Smit. At age twenty-two, she traveled from Amsterdam with her beloved sister Thea to Lindsay, Ontario and initially worked at St. Mary's Catholic Church Rectory as a housekeeper and cook. She married the love of her life, Martin Kraan in 1957. They settled in Lindsay eventually moving to the family farm south of Lindsay where they raised their seven children. Henny was a wonderful cook and seamstress, often making clothes for her children as well as working part time as a seamstress for Lindsay Cleaners. Family and community were very important to both Henny and Martin. Henny was involved for many years as a 4H Leader as well as volunteering for the Ops Community Center and several years with Lindsay Crisis Centre. She was also involved with the Catholic Women's League organizing and hosting funeral luncheons for many years. Thank you to all the staff at Caressant Care-McLaughlin Site for all your care and support. A "Celebration of Life" will be held at a later date. Private interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Lindsay. If desired, memorial donations can be made to the St. Mary's Catholic Church-Restoration Fund or an organization of your choice and can be arranged through the Stoddart Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 24 Mill Street, Lindsay, Ontario K9V 2L1 (705-324-3205). Online condolences may be directed to www.stoddartfuneralhome.com
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    233 Lindsay St. South
    LINDSAY, ON K9V 4S3
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Martin our deepest sympathes go out to you and your family May God give you the peace that you seek Marty and Philomena Childs
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John & Ginette Ritchie

Posted at 12:39pm
Dearest Martin, and all the Kraan Family,

It was with a very heavy heart that we read of Henny's passing.

Henny was a great inspiration to so many of us.... she willed herself to attend Sunday Mass, despite her infirmity, as she neared the end of her remarkable life.

Henny always wore her "Trademark Smile" no matter the circumstance, and was a bright light to all those whose path she crossed.

And to you, Dear St. Martin, you should be very proud of having been such a wonderful husband to Henny for each, and every, of the Sixty-Two years together.

Take Care, and May God Bless, John & Ginette Ritchie

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Anna Cleary

Posted at 08:26pm
Martin we're so very sorry to hear of Henny's passing. She was a wonderful woman. Our sincere condolences. The Cleary Family
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Kathy G

Posted at 03:12pm
Our deepest sympathy for your loss Uncle Martin, children, and grandchildren. What a wonderful life lived by Aunt Henny, full of love, family and community. I have lots of wonderful memories of spending time at Oma and Opa's house with your family. Hugs to you from BC.

Love Kathy, John, Carly, Thomas and Ian
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Mike and Sharon Lucas

Posted at 08:00pm
Martin and Family - Saddened to learn of your loved's one passing. She now has peace in God's loving arms.
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