Paula Vannieuwenhuyze
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Obituary of Paula Vannieuwenhuyze

Vannieuwenhuyze, Paula (Polly) Leona


A resident of Chatham, Paula (Polly) Vannieuwenhuyze passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at the age of 94. 

She was the daughter of the late Camille & Mary Louise (nee VanDommele) DeFreyne. 

Paula is reunited with her husband, the late Jerome (1982). 

Beloved mother of David Vannieuwenhuyze, Eileen Gawne (Paul) & Michael Vannieuwenhuyze (Karen). 

Grandma of Darrell, Vicki, Kerry (Roland), Krissy, Rob (Martha), Brad (Nicole), & Tara (Steve). Predeceased by grandson, Martin (1983). 

Great-Grandma of Baylie, Owen, Shawn, Trinity, Olivia, Hailey, & Lydia.

Sister of the late Leona Bishop (2018). 

Missed by many nieces, nephews & special friend, Joan Martin. 

Polly enjoyed line dancing at the Active Lifestyle Centre. She volunteered with the Canadian Blood Services for many years. She was a former member of the Beechwood Women's Institute. Polly loved to bake, crochet, knit, and watching Dancing With The Stars.

We would like to say a Special Thank you to Dr. Alvi, nurses and staff of the 4th Floor Medicine A for their care and compassion.

Family to receive friends on Monday, January 23, 2023 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm & 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 180 Wellington Street, Chatham at 10:00 am. Burial to follow at St. Paul's Catholic Cemetery, Thamesville. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com. 

McKinlay Funeral Home
459 St. Clair Street,
Chatham
519 351 2040

Monday
23
January

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, January 23, 2023
McKinlay Funeral Home - Chatham
459 St. Clair Street
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Monday
23
January

Visitation

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, January 23, 2023
McKinlay Funeral Home - Chatham
459 St. Clair Street
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Tuesday
24
January

Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church
180 Wellington St. West
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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