Skip to content

Annie Verhallen (née Van Ryswyk)

July 30, 2022

Peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at University Hospital, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Bert for 62 years. Loving mother of John Verhallen (Anne), Anne Brockmann (Peter), Betty Curran (friend Claude), Robert Verhallen (1973), David Verhallen (Deb), and Susan Lenders (John). Proud grandmother of 16 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Sister of Leny Vermeeren, Joe Van Ryswyk (Liz) and Diane Wolters. Annie is predeceased by her siblings Bill Van Ryswyk, Truus Van Bommel, Leo Van Ryswyk, Bert Van Ryswyk, Marie Vandenbroek, and Tony Van Ryswyk. Will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrived in Canada in 1954 from Holland. Life for Annie and Bert was a busy one on their family dairy farm for 52 years. Annie was passionate about crochet, knitting, and embroidery. Her afghans that were given as gifts and red ribbon winners at the fair. She loved feeding people – no one would ever leave her home hungry. Annie will be remembered for her famous tea parties with the grandchildren and many card parties with family and friends.

Visitation will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Prayers at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 777 Valetta Street, London, on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Luncheon to follow the Mass. Burial to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Annie are asked to consider Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners or a charity of choice.

Leave a tribute for Annie Verhallen (née Van Ryswyk)

Leave a tribute

  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, gif, Max. file size: 2 MB.

My condolences to the Verhallen and van Rijswijk family with the loss of Annie. Such a pleasant person we will miss you Annie.

~ Franca Spreeuwenberg

Dear Verhallen family, keeping all of you in my prayers. So sorry for your loss.

~ Christine Scaini

Our sincere condolences Bert and family, on the passing of Annie. We enjoyed having her over for the home town (Ysselsteyn) reunion. Many great memories of her cheerful character will be cherished forever. Rest in Peace Annie

~ Henk and Annie van den Berg

Our sincere sympathies to you Bert and all the family. It was always a pleasure to see you at the pharmacy.

~ Ruth and Cliff Dickie

My condolence to the family with your loss of Annie. I only had the pleasure of knowing her a very short time at the ADP program. She was such a delightful lady with always a big smile. She was always delighted to partake in any games. May she Rest In Peace.

~ Corinne Ham

To Anne and Peter Brockmann , Bert , and the entire Verhallen Family , we are so sorry for your loss . Our prayers are with you . May the many happy memories of your Mom sustain you at this sad time . Metro and Carol Szeryk

~ Metro and Carol Szeryk

To Anne and Peter Brockmann , Bert , and the entire Verhallen Family , we are so sorry for your loss . Our prayers are with you . May the many happy memories of your Mom sustain you at this sad time .

~ Metro and Carol Szeryk

To the Verhallen Family I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Sincere Condolences to the entire family. May she RIP

~ Lucille Mailloux

Dave & Deb, we are sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Our thoughts are with you and your own family. As well your dad and families ❣

~ Bruce & Carolyn Pollock

I remember when I first met Annie I was 16 & very nervous to met the Verhallen family. She came right over & introduced herself to me & started talking right away & made me feel right at home. She had that gift about her. She always made you feel welcome. She was a good talker & a very interesting one. R.I. P. our dear Annie.

~ Arnold & Rita Verhallen

I remember Mrs. Verhallen as very warm and generous. Sue, I'm so very sorry for your loss and my condolences go out to you and all the Verhallen friends and families. I hope you can find strength, comfort and peace in all the wonderful memories you have. With love -- Kim

~ Kim Verwaayen

So sorry for your loss of Annie. I am sure she will be missed by all. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

~ George & Marion Vanhie(Siroen)

Our sincere condolences to the family, thinking of you🕊🕯

~ Dave & Shannon Manders

John, Ann and the entire Verhallen family. So sorry to hear of Annie’s passing. My Tante Marie Vandenbosch shared stories with me about Annie and her sister Marie. She had so many positive things to say about her! She must have been so proud of all that you and your family have accomplished.

~ Catherine (Vanden Elzen) and Woody Van Arkel

Bert and family. We remember Annie as being very friendly and likeable during our interactions oh so many years ago. I have always wondered how different people were doing, now we know. We are in northern Ontario currently, but do still maintain a home in Dorchester. Be strong, and remember the good times, we are sure there are many. Sincerely. Larry & Judy

~ Larry & Judy Wales

John and Anne and family: We send our sincere condolences upon the passing of your dear mother. May the many happy memories of family time spent together bring you peace at this sad time. Doug & Colleen

~ Doug and Colleen Smith

We are so sorry to hear of Annie,s death, please accept our deepest condolences.

~ George and Lou Arts

A donation has been made.

~ Arlene & John Orr

Dear Bert & family,we are so sorry for your loss Annie was such a generous lady who was a bright light in this world. Our condolences go out to you & your family. Love from all of us Theo,Joanne, James, Sylvie & Kim

~ Theo & Joanne Verwaayen

Craig and I want to send our love and deepest sympathy’s to you Uncle Bert, John, Betty, Anne, David and Sue. My best memories of you and Aunt Annie are when I was pretty young and the family reunions were at the farm. They were fun times. I’ll be thinking of you lots in the coming days. Big hugs Craig and Catherine

~ Catherine Oliver

Lieve familie, Gecondoleerd met het verlies, Wij wensen jullie allemaal heel veel sterkte voor de komende tijd. Pieter Maria Heynen en kinderen

~ Heynen Maria

Services for Annie Verhallen (née Van Ryswyk)

Visitation will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

August 3, 2022 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Visitation will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

August 3, 2022 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Prayers will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

August 3, 2022 7:00 pm

Funeral Mass will be held at:
Holy Famly Parish
777 Valetta Street,
London, Ontario

August 4, 2022 10:00 am

Burial will be held at:
St. Peter's Cemetery
806 Victoria Street,
London, Ontario

August 4, 2022 1:30 pm

Make a donation

If you wish to make a donation, please consider one of the charities listed below. You will be taken to the charity's website to process your payment.

Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners

Notify family of your donation

Kindly submit the form below if you wish to notify the family of your donation.