April 4, 1926 – March 11, 2017
It is with sad hearts that we announce our beautiful mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully at the North Okanagan Hospice House. After a stroke on January 2, her condition became more complex, almost daily, until she was released of her suffering on Saturday, March 11, 2017. She was 90 years old.
Annemarie was born in Mainz, Germany. This is where she grew up and learned the profession of bookkeeper/accountant. She married the love of her life, Hermann, on May 18, 1945. After World War II, they immigrated to Canada in 1952. With hard work, perseverance and determination, they established a good life for themselves and considered Canada “home”. Annemarie was a tireless worker who for many years was employed by law firms in Edmonton and in Vernon. She was an intelligent, quiet, elegant lady who loved reading, classical music and BBC mysteries. She even wrote and published her memoirs.
Annemarie leaves to mourn: In Canada, her children, George and Monica; grandchildren: Greg, Jennifer, Rachelle and John-Paul; and 3 great grandchildren; in Germany, her two brothers, Achim and Mike; brother-in-law, Rainer; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is now reunited with her beloved husband, parents, sister and great grandchild, baby Marlowe.
The family will be having a service later in the spring to celebrate Annemarie’s life.
We would like to extend thanks and gratitude to Dr. Kobus LeRoux and to the staff and volunteers of Hospice House for their excellent care.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to make memorial contributions in memory of Annemarie may do so to the North Okanagan Hospice Society.
Arrangements have been entrusted to PLEASANT VALLEY DIGNITY FUNERAL HOME, 4303 P.V. Road, Vernon, B.C. V1T 4M4 Phone: (250) 542-4333. Condolences may be offered at pleasantvalleyfh.com