Adriana Verlaan, formerly of Hanover, passed away peacefully with her family at her side at North York General Hospital, Toronto on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. She was  96.                          

Dearly beloved and sadly missed mother of Elizabeth Verlaan-Cole (Mark Cole) of East Gwillimbury, Peter (Anne Marie) Verlaan of London and Harry (Shelley) Verlaan of Enderby, British Columbia. Cherished and beloved grandmother of Ardis, Faryn, Levi, Zoe and Andrew. Oma’s gentle-but-strong presence in our lives will be so deeply missed. 

Adriana’s regular correspondence will be missed by brother Piet van Diest and sisters in law Bep van Diest-Menting, Sien Hesp-Verlaan, niece Els ter Heide of Holland, and nephew Herman van Klooster of France. Fortunately, at the age of 90, Adriana was able to last visit her loving family in Holland when her many dear nieces and nephews said their good-byes. Predeceased by loving husband Thomas Verlaan, brother Jan van Diest and sisters Bep vanKlooster-van Diest, Nel Pronk-van Diest, Jo van Diest, Bertha Nelis-van Diest, and Mies Snoek-van Diest. 

Visitation will be held at Holy Family Church, Hanover on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 10 am until time of a Funeral Mass at 11 am. Father Gary Schlack officiating. Interment in Hanover Cemetery, Hanover. 

Memorial donations to the World Vision or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Register book available at



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