Germaine Pynenbrouck

Obituary of Germaine Pynenbrouck

Pynenbrouck, Germaine (nee Laevens)

It is with regret & great sadness that we announce that, surrounded by family, Germaine Marie Emma (nee Laevens) Pynenbrouck passed away on Monday, April 4th at Chatham-Kent Hospice. 

Germaine was born in Dover Township on April 2, 1928. Daughter of the late Gustaf and Margaret (nee Descheemaeker) Laevens.  Predeceased by her beloved husband of 33 years, Emiel August Pynenbrouck (March 13, 1983).

Germaine is also predeceased by her brothers, Julius Laevens (2017) and James Laevens (2016) and her sister Alice Serruys (1994).

She is greatly missed by her three children, Christine Devlaminck (Robert) of Chatham, Gerard Pynenbrouck (Cindy) of McKay’s Corners, and Julian Pynenbrouck (Karen) of Blenheim.

Proud Grandmother of Corrine Sweet (Trevor), Shannon Devlaminck (Victoria Stewart), Shawn Devlaminck (Sara), Jeremy Pynenbrouck (Shannon), Cassandra Henderson (Mark), Tyler Pynenbrouck (Julia Hughes), Jeffery Pynenbrouck (Erica), Allison Titus (Ryan), Jason Pynenbrouck (Emily Hatjoulis) and Jamie Pynenbrouck. Step Grandmother of Tyler, William, and Gavin.

Great-grandmother of Ashlyn, Alicca, Cameron, Adriana, Austin, Taigan, Gavin, Garrett, Grady, Wyatt, Lainey, Charlotte, Adalynn, Lillian, Jordyn, Lucie, Danika, Scarlet, Baby Titus due in August, and Averi Carr. 

Great-great-grandmother of Kenzlee, Colten, & Oliver.

Married on November 4, 1950, they lived in Jeannette's Creek for two years, then moved to Tilbury and farmed for 12 years.  In 1964, Germaine and Emiel moved to Ridgetown where they continued to farm.

In 2007, Germaine moved to Chatham.  She had a great love for the farm life and it showed with her green thumb and her gardening as well as her inside flowers.  Pride in her baking and having her house in order was always at the top of her list.  The love for sewing, whether it be fixing a pair of pants or making a new dress, her craft was easily recognized.

Germaine enjoyed being the social butterfly, from visiting with family, grandkids, tea times and even the odd visit with her past schoolmates.

Germaine was a proud and honourary member of the Catholic Women's League of St. Michael's of Ridgetown and Blessed Sacrament of Chatham.

Family to receive friends on Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham. A Funeral Mass to take place on Friday at 11:00 am at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Parish, 145 Victoria Ave, Chatham. Burial to follow in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, Ridgetown.

Many thanks to the staff and volunteers at Chatham Kent Hospice, Doctors and nursing staff on 4th floor CKHA, and staff at Eden Villa Retirement Home.

Donations may be made in Germaine's memory to the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation, Parkinson's of Canada, Heart & Stroke or charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be left for the family at 

McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham



6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 7, 2022
McKinlay Funeral Home - Chatham
459 St. Clair Street
Chatham, Ontario, Canada

Funeral Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, April 8, 2022
Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church
145 Victoria Ave
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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