Anneke Mercks-Sayer

Anneke Mercks-Sayer passed into the arms of the Lord, January 10, 2013. Anneke was pre-deceased by her husband John Sayer and is survived by her son Harmen Pogge of Spruce Grove Alberta, her daughter Annet Pogge Gordon (Dudley) of Osoyoos B.C., 3 grandsons Justin Pogge presently in Italy, Braedon and Brennen Pogge both of Spruce Grove Alberta. Anneke also leaves to mourn her in Holland, her brother Kees (Fransiska), aunts Tineke VanErk, Jetty Pasterkamp (Kees) and uncle Hans Kok (Sandy) and nieces and nephews. Anneke is also survived by 3 step-daughters Jacquie Lowndes, Jo-Ann Juhasz and Judy Holman and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

John and Anneke married late in life and lived happily in Chase B.C. Anneke was an artist and lover of nature. It was always Anneke’s wish to help children. She was for many years, a speech pathologist.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Piccadilly Care Centre in Salmon Arm B.C. Your love and care gave them a comfortable and happy home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Families for Children 10 Bowling Green Pointe Claire Quebec H9S 4W1 or to the Alzheimers Society.

Rev 21:4 “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain”.

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Cremation arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.

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