MARIA MARTHA STILL (OUWERKERK), age 73, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Grey Nun’s Hospital in Edmonton. She was born September 12, 1947 in Sleeuwijk, Netherlands to Bastiaan and Johanna Ouwerkerk. She married Patrick Speight on February 14, 1972. After his passing she wouldn’t remarry until July 6, 1988 to David Still.
Maria was a Health Care Aide in nursing homes, she loved to help people and bring comfort to anyone she could. She also served in the Reserves for a short while as a medic. She was a kind and gentle soul who loved her family with all that she was. She enjoyed the outdoors, camping and gardening, and lived on farms most of her life. Maria loved to laugh and goof around whenever she could. She was also an amateur photographer and had a keen interest in interior design. Maria had a great love for the gospel and she was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Maria is survived by her children: Matthew Speight (Kim), Stepfanie McBride (Jared) and Lindsey Still (Tony); stepchildren: Karie Candia (Jorge), Darren Still, Tamera Grigor (Roger), Renee Cunnington (Darcy) and Misty Kearl (Mike); her 25 grandchildren; her siblings: Tony Ouwerkerk, Cor Ouwerkerk, Irene Hollander and Alice Ouwerkerk. She is predeceased by her parents; her spouses; her siblings: Bill Ouwerkerk, Anne Vanee, Tony Ouwerkerk, and Harriet Van Waardhuizen.
A Funeral Service is scheduled for 1:00 pm on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS on 205 Fairmont Blvd S, Lethbridge Alberta.
Friends are welcome to meet with the family prior to the service from 12:00 to 12:45 pm. Please be aware that masks are mandatory and to follow physical distancing rules.
If you wish to attend the Service please register with Salmon and Sons Funeral Home.
For those that cannot attend a live stream will be available at the bottom of this obituary (15 minutes prior to the service).
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories 10430 61 ave NW #306, Edmonton AB, T6H 2J3