Dirkje Jacomina Jaring

April 30, 1932 to February 8, 2022


Dirkje Jaring (Dittie) passed away peacefully on February 8, 2022 after a year long battle with cancer, in St. John’s, NL.

She was born in Blokker, Netherlands to Willem and Niesje Van Polen. In December 1954 she married the love of her life and best friend Cornelis Jaring who predeceased her in death in 2006. She is also predeceased by her brother Willem and granddaughter Morgan.

Mom loved being around people, sharing a laugh and having gatherings around the dinner table. Friend or stranger you were always welcome to come have a cup of coffee, or share a meal.

Dittie was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She is survived by her children Cornelis Jaring (Edna), Nel Jaring, Wim Jaring (Lisa), Eic Jaring (Susan) and Marielle Carew (Barry). She is also surrived by 15 grandchildren Katie, Keesie, Fluer, Nathan, Jennifer, Sharon, Mitch, Rees, Rachel, Camryn, Greg, Adam, Mikayla, Emily and Owen; and 13 great-grandchildren. Also leaving to mourn her sister Mieke Boeder and her brother Hans Van Polen (Elisebeth) in the Netherland along with numerous nieces and nephews.

As per her wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life is planned for May 2022 in Vankleekhill, Ontario. As expressions of sympathy, donations in Dittie’s memory may be made to your local cancer society.

Doe maar rustig, want de tijd draagt je door alles.



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Dear Marielle and all of your family,
That is a wonderful picture of Ditty by the fireplace.
It was a pleasure to have Ditty in the horticultural society and to enjoy her friendship.. One hot day, we shared a bus seat to garden centre.s. We laughed at our pink faces..
Our sympathies to you and to all your family.
Sincerely, Mary Higginson

So sorry to learn that Diekje has passed away. She used to be my neighbour in Tiffany Village before transferring to a medical floor. I know she was suffering quietly.. God bless her and may she rest in peace…

Marielle sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Not an easy journey ….she was lucky to have you by her side. My condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.

Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Thinking of you and your family at this time. May your memories help support you in the days ahead, as this is a difficult time for you.

So sorry to hear this Marielle. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Thinking of you and you Mom during this time she was a wonderful lady. It was a pleasure to have know her
God Bless Her

Marielle and family
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your Mother. I am thinking of you at this difficult time.
Jean Ann Ryan.

My deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom.
How fortunate for both of you that she was here, with you. . May you cherish every memory .. I know you you will miss her dearly.

Marielle and family,
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your dear Mother. May your memories of her bless you.
Suzy and Frank