Ann PEMBLE

Ann PEMBLE

PEMBLE, Ann. Ann and Ernie Pemble are back together for their 69th wedding anniversary on Aug 12. Sadly, but inevitably, comes the time to announce the passing of our Mother, Ann Pemble, on August 11, 2011. The 6th daughter of Dutch pioneering parents, Ann was born Johanna Lucy Klein on April the 2nd, 1918, in Ponteix, Sask. Ann didn’t have the benefit of a father in her life as he died in the flu epidemic before she was one year old. Ann worked from the age of 16 in various households as a domestic, finally coming to Victoria and Vancouver where she worked 2½ years for the family of Fred Clement, the Dean of Faculty of Agriculture at UBC. “The Dean” gave her away when she married the man who stole her heart, Ernie Pemble. They raised 9 children and were blessed to have 54 years together before his passing in 1996. Ann was well known locally for her restaurants, The Legion Café, The Wildwood across from the old hospital and the Twin Motel Restaurant on the end of Marshall Rd. Left to mourn are her children Rosemarie Gosling (Rick Lundin) Children Cindy, Terry, Tracy & Lori and eight grandchildren John (Lori Wolters) Margaret Boersma (Louie) Children Alan, Brian, Debbie and Suzie and seven grandchildren Cecilia Barbondy (Ernie) Children Linda and Todd, Rick (Gloria Caplette) Children Ricky and Lance and two grandchildren Joe (Corrie Linker) Children Amy, Stephanie and David and three grandchildren Dennis (Karen) Children April, Lee and Dustin and two grand children Kathy Storey (Harvey) Children Becky, Tony and two grandchildren Larry (Rosanna Whyte) Children Savanna and Nick 22 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren, Ann was predeceased by 1 grandson, Tony Bosman, who remains in everyone’s hearts. At her side to the very last moment was her caring companion of 12 years, Donald Niles. Donald’s kind attention to her every need allowed Ann to live in her own home until the last few days of her life. We gratefully acknowledge the professional and gentle care given our mother by Dr. Newton and the nursing staff at Abbotsford Regional Hospital Notice of Memorial to follow in late September.


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