POETKER, Anna Elizabeth Poetker (nee Janzen), beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2005. Ann was born in Sardis, BC on May 7, 1936 and lived in North Delta for the past 45 years. She was predeceased by her father, mother, a younger sister Erna, nephews Gary Janzen and Daniel Janzen; and will be missed dearly by her husband James, son Darrell (Sharon) and daughter Connie (Ken); grandchildren, Sheri, Michael, Katrina, Jessica, Thomas and Matthew. She is also survived by six sisters, Lena (Jack), Katherine (Peter), Ruth (Peter), Esther (Ron), Mikki (Doug) and Elfrieda, two brothers, Henry (Margaret) and Erwin (Leona) and many more relatives and friends. Ann started her career as a Realtor in 1972 and was truly outstanding in her field! A friend to colleagues and customers alike, her integrity, graciousness and sense of humour was an inspiration to all.

Ann’s courage and grace in the face of her incurable illness over the last few months and days was truly remarkable but not surprising to those who knew her. Her faith in God and his salvation became increasingly strong as the end drew near. Though the final days were difficult we are thankful to have had the opportunity to say goodbye to this very special lady.The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses who provided wonderful care to Ann at Delta Hospital and VGH. A Memorial Service was held Friday, January 14, 2005 at Fraserview Mennonite Brethern Church, in Richmond. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Vision, #890-5951 No. 3 Rd., Richmond, BC V6X 2E3.

Surrey North Delta Leader

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