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In Loving Memory of

Adrian Mierop


Obituary of Adrian Mierop

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Adrian Mierop, on April 19, 2021, at Royal Rose Place, after some recent health issues. Beloved son of Jenny (Adriana) Mierop. Cherished brother of Nellie Scholman and brother-in-law of Bob (Rita) Egerter. Special Uncle to Janice (Jeff) Rice, Dan Scholman, Kerri (Steve) Goodger, Kathleen (John) Katz, Blair (Laura) Egerter, Andrew (Lisa) Scholman and LeAnn (Mike) Thomson; as well as Great-Uncle to many little ones, who he loved very much. He will be sadly missed by his aunts, uncles and cousins throughout Ontario and the Netherlands. Adrian was predeceased by his beloved father Daniel Mierop, cherished twin sisters Cathy Egerter and Carol Selinger, and baby sister Janey.

Born with Down’s Syndrome in 1962, he lived a full and rich life because of the care of his devoted mother, sisters and family. Up until the lockdowns, Adrian loved going to work at Community Living of Welland, bowling on Friday night with Special Olympics and spending Saturday afternoons with Bob. He enjoyed watching construction in the neighbourhood, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and playing Santa at Christmas time. There was nothing better than to get a wave and to see him smile and laugh!

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and personal support workers at Royal Rose Place, specifically the Robinson Unit, for the compassion and care he received these past months. A heartfelt thank you to Pastor Carson of Christ Community Church for his care and support over the years. Arrangements are entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). Due to the lockdown restrictions, a private family gathering and burial will take place at Fonthill Cemetery, 25 Highland Avenue. A memorial service celebrating Adrian’s life will be held at a later time when family and friends can safely gather together

Memorial donations may be made to Community Living of Welland/Pelham or Christ Community Church in Welland. Online condolences and donations may be made on Adrian’s tribute page, at

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Craig & Sina McInnis
2 years ago

Dear Jannie: While watching the Essentials 4th Candlelight Ceremony for one of our family, we noticed the name of Adrian. Our deepest condolences go out to you and your family. When we used to live on Station Street, Adrian would often walk by and stop and watch Craig cut the lawn, or he would always notice when one of our kids needed their shoelaces tied up. He always brought a smile to our faces. Sending hugs, Craig & Sina McInnis

Victoria Lynn Weiss
3 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. It was always a pleasure to see Adrian at bowling and the banquets for Special Olympics.

With Sympathy,
Nathan Hajdu, Vicky and Werner Weiss

John Kapteyn
3 years ago

Condolences Jannie and family! Adrian exemplified what Christ Community was – accepting, joyful and loving. I remember his profession of faith. “He was asked “Do you love Jesus?” His response – “Yah”

Rosemary Culos
3 years ago

Dear Mrs. Mierop, Nellie, and family,
With deepest sympathies on the loss of Adrian. He was a special member of our community. I’ll miss seeing him at Community Living.
My thoughts are with you.

Johan Mierop
3 years ago

Long time ago that we were in Fonthill. Bit the loss of Adrian is said. We wish our aunt and the whole family strength is the said days that are coming.
In heaven he will have a good time so think of that.
Love from johan and wilma and kids.

Dermott McGrath
3 years ago

A very dear friend, I miss Adrian greatly.
My sincere condolences to his wonderful family.

3 years ago

So sorry for your loss, condolences to the family

Dave and Marg McHenry
3 years ago

Jenny and Family
So sorry to read of Adrian’s passing. He really enjoyed getting his truck rides to his home, from the golf course. He had the biggest smile all the way and liked looking down on the cars. Rest in Peace Good Buddy! Your friend Dave

Belinda Parise
3 years ago

Adrien gave so many of us
wonderful, humorous stories to share. We wish his family and friends comfort and peace. From Linda, Marilyn
and Pat.

Mario/Tammy Sceppacerqua
3 years ago

Mrs. Mierop and family – We were very saddened to hear that Adrian had passed away. We will always remember him for his sense of humour and his big hearty smile. Our thoughts and prayers are will all of you. God Bless…

Nellie & Norm Witteveen
3 years ago

Dear Jannie & Nellie
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Adrian. Our deepest condolences to you and your family! You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Liz Cayen (Visser)
3 years ago

Dear mom Mierop and Nellie. I was so saddened to hear of Adrian’s passing. I have many fond memories of him and your family during my growing up years in Niagara. Adrian was truly loved by so many! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this really hard time! I know our Saviour will provide you with comfort and strength! Nellie a special early birthday wish to you for the 23rd. I know it will be a very different birthday for sure. May God bless you richly!

Jim & Marilyn Beckett
3 years ago

Jenny, Nellie
Our sincere condolences to you and your families
We have many great memories of Adrien, especially his great smile and sense of humour

Beth Jeffery
3 years ago

Adrian had been a Comuntiy Living volunteer for our University Women’s Club’s annual book sale for the past several years. His support for our scholarship fund raiser was much appreciated.
Beth Jeffery, Book Sale Convenor, CFUW Welland & Dictrict

Cathie (Groom) Green
3 years ago

I am so sorry to read of Adrian’s passing. I was one of his teachers many years ago. I remember his great smile and sense of humour and how much he was loved by his family.

Greg & Pamela Terry
3 years ago

Dear Jenny & Nellie-So sorry to hear of Adrian’s passing.I have so many fond
memories of playing catch with him in our back yard, and watching him follow
dad while he mowed the lawn.He will be missed.God Bless.

Sandra Petrie
3 years ago

Dear Jenny and family,
So saddened to hear of Adrian’s passing.
I was always pleasantly greated by Adrian with a big hug, and a contagious smile whenever I arrived at our main office at Community Living; Adrian will be missed by many.
Sending prayers and hugs to the family at this difficult time.


Jean & Don Nelson
3 years ago

Our condolences to the family as life without Adrian will very different for all of you. We have good memories of him participating in some way in church services etc always happy. We pray for God’s peace and comfort.

Jennifer Thompson
3 years ago

My sincerest condolences for the loss of such a beautiful ‘soul`. I met Adrien at Christ Community Church when i attended there. He was a true’ ray of light’ as he partook in the church service and sang the hymns with such dedication and passion!
Adrien was loved and cherished by many. We will miss him dearly, but will never forget him.

Rest In Peace. 🙏

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Bill and Kathy Wensink
3 years ago

Our deepest condolences, Jannie and family. Adrian brought joy to so many. We truly believe that he is now dancing, laughing, and singing with His Saviour.

Edward P Roorda and Ans
3 years ago

Mrs. Mierop and Nellie( family ) so sorry to hear of your loss.
Praying our Lord will bless you with courage, peace and strenght. Ed and Ans Roorda

Trish and Tim Putman
3 years ago

My prayers to the family and deepest sympathy. Adrian was a very strong man, determined to work hard and share is humorous side with whom he chose to. May he enjoy the trains and bowling lanes where he has ascended to!
Hugs and prayers,
Trish and Tim Putman.

Linda Dejong
3 years ago

Sending my condolences Nellie to you and your whole family.

Tjitske Topa
3 years ago

My deepest condolences to you Jenny. Adrian was such a big part of our lives here at Community Living. I will miss him tremendously.
Keeping you in my prayers. Hugs

Patti Goodfield
3 years ago

Dear Jenny and Family:
I am so sorry and can’t seem to find the right words. Adrian and I met when I was 21 and first started my job at the workshop on Hagar St. He was the first person to make me welcome and took me under his wing. Adrian, to me, was the best. He was a hard worker, a caring soul and good friend. He made me laugh daily. Adrian taught me so many things throughout the years and challenged me to think differently. I am not sure what the world will be like without him but it will not be better. I am better for having known him and will miss him dearly.

You are in my thoughts and prayers…


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Community Living of Welland/Pelham (905-735-0081) or by calling Essentials (905-354-2133)
Christ Community Church in Welland by calling Essentials (905-354-2133)

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