May 12, 1937 – May 25, 2021
Corina Margaret de Vries (Coleman), born on May 12, 1937, in Cape Town, South Africa, passed from this life at about noon on May 25, 2021, in Sooke BC, Canada, having suffered a massive stroke just a few hours earlier.
Beloved wife for over 60 years of the late Basil Ivor de Vries, sister of Elizabeth Camm, Valerie Bowers, and the late Godfrey Coleman. Devoted mother of Nicolette Logins (Aivars), Johann (Joanne), Elise, Mario (Liliane), Joseph (Susan), Veronica (Daniel Stewart), and Francoise Domet (David).
Loving grandmother of Ebony and Aidan Logins (Ashley Currie); Andrew Roisum, Brenna, and Shasa de Vries; Allizaire Parliament (Jason), Reed (Maggie), Lake, Jackson, Jessica (Dan Hanson), and Elliott Curry; Maurice de Vries (Amy Pachai), and Michelle Ister (Mikhael); Nicolas (Lia) and Stephen de Vries; Ashley and Andrew Stewart.
Adoring great-grandmother of Peyton Parliament, Evony and Krisdean Curry, Sylas Basil Hanson, Leo and Alexandra Ister, and Avery Corina de Vries. “Auntie ‘Reen” to numerous adoring nieces and nephews in many corners of the globe.
As a woman of steadfast faith, Corina tirelessly served humanity as a mother of seven, a teacher, a health care aide, a homemaker, and a friend and companion to many.
She will be fondly remembered for her great sense of humour, her fantastic “huiskos” meals, and countless gifts she lovingly crafted for others, especially those warm and comfy “granny” socks. Now there was a woman whose hands were never idle!
With great appreciation, the family acknowledges the caring and friendship Corina received from the residents and staff at Ayre Manor, Sooke, for close to a decade, and the loving support she received from the parish at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.
Family and friends will be notified of a memorial mass and interment to be held at a later date.
“Tot siens, Granny”.
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