Presson RiaPRESSON, Ria (Marijtje) (Nee Raaphorst) - Ria Presson passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018 at the age of 72, surrounded by her family at home in Oshawa.

Daughter of Salomon & Neltje Raaphorst nee (Laros).

Loving partner and best friend of Howard Taylor.

Beloved mother of Amy Presson (Mike Flewell) and Sara Presson.

Loving and proud Oma of Ewan, Owen, Alina & Naya.

Dear Sister of Isaac (Ike) Raaphorst, predeceased (Elizabeth), John Raaphorst (Ella), Nellie Groeneveld (Gary) and Jane Patterson.

Ria was full of life and will be greatly missed by all her family and many friends who were the centre of her life. She will be remembered for her love of travel, family and friends.

A special thanks to Shannon Wicks and her team of caring support staff who helped Ria during her illness.

Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West, (905-721-1234) on Tuesday, March 13, from 6 – 8 p.m. and Wednesday, March 14, 12:00 noon until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m.

Family and friends are welcome to join in the celebration of Ria’s life on Wednesday, March 14 at 2:30 p.m. at Oshawa Golf Club.

If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Canadian Liver Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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Category: DURHAM Region, ON