Sien Smits

Obituary of Sien Smits

SMITS:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at the South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Thursday, April 15, 2021, Francina “Sien” Hendrica (Martens) Smits of Grand Bend, age 92.  Beloved wife of 67 years to the late Thomas “Tom” Henricus Smits (Nov. 22, 2020).  Loving mother and mother-in-law of John and Rita Smits of Grand Bend, the late Harry (2013) and Connie Smits and her partner Barry of Sarnia, Peter Smits (1958), Pete and Pat Smits of Lambton Shores, Margaret and Gregg Ennett of Arnprior, Joanne and Andrew Clark of Lambton Shores.  Cherished Oma of her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and their families.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of (Johan and Miet Martens), (Marinus and Truus Martens), (R.C. Sister Evarista Martens “Johanna”), (Wim Martens), (Jan Martens), (Martin and Magdalena and Anastasia Martens), (Tony and Martha Martens), Marius and Ria Martens of London, (Marietje and Jan Guns), (Arnold) Anne Martens of Exeter, (Jon and Jo Smits), Leen and Schack Van de Wijdeven of Holland.  Sien will be remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents Henricus and Martina (Raaymakers) Martens.  The Smits Family will receive Friends and Family who wish to pay their respects for a Drive-By Visitation at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Friday, April 16, 2021, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. A Private Family Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Grand Bend.  Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend.  Sien was a long time member of the Immaculate Heart CWL.  For those wishing to view the recorded service, please click this link If desired, memorial donations (payable directly) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.