BOER – Anne Johanna Boer of Abbotsford passed peacefully from this life into the presence of her Lord and Savior on December 17, 2012 at the age of 89. She is survived by her children: Ena Lanting, Ricki (Herman) Kielstra, Harry (Grace) Boer, George (Flory) Boer, and Brenda (Jim) Bird, 22 grandchildren and their spouses and 48 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by Ben, her husband of 57 years, her son Richard, her daughter-in-law Ena and her son-in-law John. Mom was born on November 22, 1923 in Sauwerd, Groningin, Holland. She and dad were married in 1946 and immigrated to Canada in 1951 with three small children, eventually settling in Hatzic. There, they were blessed with three more children. Mom was a dedicated homemaker who enjoyed gardening, knitting and crocheting. Widowed in 2003, she enjoyed eight years at Cascade Court and then moved on to Cheam Village in Agassiz when her health declined. Interment will be held at the Maclure Road Mennonite Cemetery at 11:30 on Friday, December 21.

A celebration of mom’s life will follow at 1:00 pm at Gateway Community Church, 2884 Gladys Ave., with Pastor Bert Slofstra officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Abbotsford Christian School.

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