Nettie Rops

Obituary of Nettie Rops

Welcomed into Heaven with open arms by Harry (1995), on March 16th, 2022, surrounded by her loving family, Nettie Rops peacefully passed at the age of 82.  Proud and devoted mother of Rob and Janice, Mike and Chris, Ken and Jane, Anita and Dan, Ted and Jennifer, Dianne and Brian, Jim and Ann Marie, Julie and Chris and Mandy and Neal. Cherished and adored Oma of Travis and Victoria, Jillian and Jenna Rops; Aaron and Dana Rops; Makenna, Braedan, Haleigh and Harrison Rops; Brett and Haley, Ryan and Carlie Duncan; Mitchell, Morgan, Tanner and Olivia Rops; Bree, Caelin, Avery and Kacie Podolinsky; Alyssa, Josh, Abby and Ally Rops; Calvin and Jackson Clements; Claire, Ellie and Vivian Finch. Loved by her siblings, Arnold (2019) and Cindy, Martin and Mary, Gerrit and Henny, Lambert and Helen, Tony and Monica, Joe and Joanne, Pete and Jackie, John and Jeannie, Frank and Cathy, Trudy and Pete Kerrigan, Ted and Mary Lou and twin sisters Trucia and Lucia (1951). Sister-in-law to Pauline (2021) and Richard (2021) Looman, Mary and Ted Vanos, Ben (2014) and Ria Rops, Nellie and Joe Boere, and Jo-Ann and Bill (2007) Boere. Nettie will be fondly remembered by her loving family and friends in Holland.  


She was the first child born to Martin and Arnolda Minten on March 4, 1940, in Someren-Heide.    


Nettie lived by example through her faith, loyalty, selflessness, dedication, and love to her family. Nettie was a great host. Always ready to serve you a coffee with homemade raisin bread, pie, or Oma’s famous cookies.  She was immensely proud of her family and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories.   


We can’t put into words how grateful we are for the staff at Meadowview Villa. Mom’s loving personality was reflected in the care that she received.  Thank you to the palliative care team, Dr. Crombeen, Danika and Cindy. A special thanks to Makenna, who provided care to Oma during her final days.  


Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WATFORD on Sunday, March 20th, 2022 from 2-6 p.m. Please click here to register for visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians on Monday, March 21st, 2022 at 11 a.m. A private interment will follow for Nettie’s children and grandchildren. For those who are unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed to the tribute page. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton would be appreciated. Share a memory at


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