Roos van Leeuwen

roos van leeuwen

Roos van Leeuwen of Lawrenceville, Ga passed away on August 29, 2022, at age 83.  Roos is survived by her children Nina (Sam) Stone, Dean and Michele van Leeuwen; her grandchildren Jonathan (Amber) Watts, Ashleigh and Nicole Stone, Chase and Summer van Leeuwen and Angelina Dorsino; her great grandchildren Logan and Tristan Watts and Anthony Young.  Her siblings Louise (Tony) Skinner, Piet (Susy) Bardoul, Jan (Marianne) Bardoul, Riet (Klaas) Rubingh, Frits (Irene) Bardoul, Kees (Marianne) Bardoul, Paula (Jaap) Admiraal, Ed (Rita) Bardoul and Toepie Bardoul and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Johannes Bardoul and Paula Loffeld.

Born on January 1, 1939, she grew up in Heerlen, The Netherlands.  She immigrated to the United States in 1965 where she made her home in Doraville, Ga.  Although she was quite homesick in the beginning, she made lifelong friends and helped found The Atlanta Holland Club.  She went on to start a small import business, Food and Things, and a small restaurant, The Wooden Shoe, in Lawrenceville, Ga.  She was also a long-time sales associate for Rich’s/Macy’s until her retirement in 2001.

Roos was an avid tennis player, remaining active well into her retirement years.  She was a sun worshipper who enjoyed a swim in the pool and loved the beach.  She started her day with a strong cup of coffee and ended it with a good glass of wine.  She loved to entertain and spend time with close friends.  Her favorite thing to do was to spoil her grandchildren and play with her great grandchildren.  Roos was staunchly loyal and ever elegant; she loved her family fiercely and unconditionally and was a forever friend who will be greatly missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Roos Van Leeuwen Celebration of Life Live Stream from We Stream Services on Vimeo.


Memorial Service: September 17, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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  1. God Bless You Sweet Rose????❤
    Our days at Macy’s will always be charished, I miss your lovely smile and warm personality. It was so nice to work with you a constant Lady and a beautiful style.
    Rest and be well with the angels in heaven. Your bright light will always shine here ❤ Love You❤

    • CandleImageGod Bless you Beautiful Roos???????? we had many wonderful times together with the rest of our gang. Always classy and elegant, looking like a runway model. I will miss you so much my Amazing Friend. Until we meet again????????????

  2. CandleImageRest in peace lieve Tante.
    Condolences cousins Dean, Michelle, and Nina.
    En ook gecondoleerd alle ooms, tantes en pa.

  3. Wishing everyone lots of strength dealing with all this loss in short succession.

    Our thoughts are with you Dean, Michelle, Nina.

  4. CandleImageI’m so sorry to hear about Roos. She was so statuesque, beautiful, wonderful sense of humor and a smile that made you always smile back. Can’t tell you how many times she brought her famous rum balls to Macys… by the end of the day, we were all feeling tipsy!! She would tell me about holland and her trips to different places. Rest In Peace my friend, you were loved by many. ❤️

  5. CandleImageDear Sister (Zus) Roos

    You were always there
    Taking good care of us
    Concerned, hospitable and fair
    Thank you, my amazing Zus

    How I will miss you – Rest in Peace

  6. Lieve ???? Roos, I’m so sad that you are gone. We have met in 1997 and we clicked from day one. We laughed and cried together. We launched many fragrances ect. I will cherish all those beautiful memories in my heart ♥️ You are an Angel ???? in heaven and I know you will watch over us. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Love ???? always ???? Claudia ????❤️????

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