KOOME, Maria Jozina May 15, 1928 - December 15, 2012 It is with great sadness that the family of Maria Jozina Koome (nee Lieshout) announce her passing on December 15. Maria was born in Leiden, Holland and immigrated to Canada in 1953. She was predeceased by her son Edward in 2008. Left to remember are her husband Dirk, married for 66 years, also her children, Ria/Bill, Johanna/Art, Richard/Bev, Henry, Kelly/Chris and daughter-in-law Lisa. Maria has twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Thank you to the staff at Broadmead Lodge for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society. A Celebration of Maria's life will be held on Saturday, January 5th, 2013 at 2:00pm from Frist Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria. Blessed are we that we were chosen to be her children.