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November 2, 2023

Elisabeth Johanna Poetz of Kincardine, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, at the age of 91. Beloved wife of Paul Poetz. Loving mother of Anneliese Poetz, Rosemary Mayer, Helen TeBokkel (John), Micheal (Michel) Veltkamp and Herman Veltkamp (Anne). Proud Oma of Bernadette Mayer, Daniella Mayer, Emily Mayer, Faustina Mayer, Benedict Mayer, Andrew TeBokkel (Amy), Corrina TeBokkel, Janine Reive (Joshua), Elaine TeBokkel, William TeBokkel (Tina), Ulysse Veltkamp, Lèo Veltkamp, Myriam Veltkamp, Èvelyne Veltkamp, James Veltkamp and Anthony Veltkamp; and great-grandchildren, Rachel, Elizabeth “Elly” and Robin TeBokkel. Predeceased by her son-in-law, Norbert Mayer. Following the Second World War, in the 1950s, Elisabeth immigrated to Canada from Holland. Although growing up, she did not like school very much, she became a life-long learner, perfecting her skills in sewing, ceramics, knitting, crocheting, baking and gardening. Elisabeth, who never had a driver’s licence, was known for riding around town on her blue bike with the white banana seat, often coming home with bags hanging from the handlebars. She volunteered at the church rummage sale for years, using her yard sale expertise to help price items. She didn’t like wasting anything, she recycled and reused long before it became a fad. Elisabeth was resilient, had a big heart, a great sense of humour and deep caring for all living things. She felt deep compassion for the poor and anyone going through tragedy. She touched the lives of many and will be fondly remembered by family, friends and all who knew her. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Anthony of Padua, Roman Catholic Church, 749 Russell Street Kincardine, Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, at 11 a.m., with Father Thomas Manninezhath officiating. Interment, Kincardine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society (Kincardine Conference), St. Anthony’s Parish – Kincardine, as expressions of sympathy, are appreciated by Elisabeth’s family. Portrait and memorial on-line at