61 Pleasant St | Antigonish, NS B2G 1W6
Obituary of Francis William Maas
Maas, Francis W., age 92, of Antigonish, formerly of Heatherton, passed away peacefully at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital on April 27, 2022.
Born in Asten, Netherlands on January 14, 1930 to Francis and Josina Maas. Francis and his bride, Elizabeth, immigrated to Canada through Pier 21 in March of 1956. Francis and Elizabeth lived in various areas of Nova Scotia until they settled in Antigonish County.
He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth nee Vermeulen and his siblings John, Frits, Hans, Cisca, and Louis.
He is survived by his children Francis (Yvonne), Maryvale; Andy, Fort Saskatchewan, AB; Jocelyn (Gordie) Bryson, Havre Boucher; Leona (Albert) Bekkers, Grand Pre; Marlene, Antigonish; Irma (Jim Murphy) Brampton, ON; Eric (Laura), Charlottetown, PEI; and Geoffe (Susan Arthur), Southampton, ON; his 16 grandchildren Celia, Colin, Angus, Beth, Darcy, Philip, Ryan, Aaron, Sylvia, David, John Francis, Elizebeth, Cameron, Maxwell, Anna, Aiden; and 19 great grandchildren, Audrey, Dash, Collins, Luke, Hallie, Alaina, Rhett, Leo, Henry, Andrew, Elisa, Oaklyn, Amara, Adaline, Jack, Emery, Evolet, Ava and Madeline.
He is also survived by his brothers Frank, Antigonish and Harrie, Netherlands; sisters, Bertha, Anna and Fransien, Netherlands.
Francis was past president of the Heatherton Club 60 and involved with the VON. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, gardening and spending time with his friends and family.
The family expresses our sincere gratitude to all the doctors, nurses and homecare workers involved in his care.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 29th in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St. Antigonish. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Saturday in Heatherton at the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. www.MacIsaacs.ca
61 Pleasant St
Antigonish, NS B2G 1W6
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