Daughter of the late Harry and Katryn de Jong, and the youngest of her late siblings, Elizabeth, Harriet, Anne, and Harry. Beloved wife of the late Michael de Freitas (2005) and the late Stuart Smith (1973). Loving mother to her daughter Linda Semple (Clifford), and her late son Charles Smith (1977). Oma will be greatly loved and missed by her grandchildren Miriam Brant (Chris), Valerie McClung (Eric), and Ian Semple (Robyn), and her six great grandchildren, Lilian, Autumn, Alexander, Madelyn, Henry, and Jacob.
Wilma was born in Arnhem, Holland on September 7th, 1920. She married and came to Canada after WWII in 1945, and settled in Toronto, Ontario. She will be remembered by her family as strong-willed, independent, loving, and young-at-heart. Her love of samba dancing, art, reading, languages, soccer, and travelling will always be cherished. Wilma was a proud Dutch Canadian.
For those who wish, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Wilma was a 20+ year survivor of breast cancer.
There will be a private Celebration of Life in Baden, Ontario to honour Wilma on Saturday, September 24th, 2022.
Messages and condolences may be left at www.tricitycremations.com. Please visit Wilma's obituary notice on Facebook.