Anne Smid passed away peacefully at her home on April 2, 2008 after a lengthy battle with ALS. She was born Anje Smit in Groningen, The Netherlands on April 20, 1935, and came to Canada in 1955 on her honeymoon.

Anne will be lovingly remembered by Leffert (Lex) Smid, her husband of 53 years; her daughters: Janice (Erwin) Van Diermen, Deb Williams, and Jacki (Allan) Nielsen; grandchildren: Mark (Laura), Katie, Chris, Dustin (Denee), Alexis, Megan, Dylan, Jesse and Tyler; and great-granddaughter Deannah. She will also be missed by her brothers: Henk, Bart (Tineke) and Allan (Alice), sisters Ida (Andries) and Dettie and many other friends and relatives.

Anne was predeceased by her son Len in 1979.

Anne was a very creative, fun-loving person who thoroughly enjoyed camping throughout her life, exploring different parts of BC and the Southern US. She loved to garden, read, paint as well as spend time with her family. She had a special flair that was evident in everything she did.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 2:00 pm at Living Hope Christian Reformed Church, 34631 Old Clayburn Road, Abbotsford with Pastor Colin Vander Ploeg officiating. Anne will be laid to rest beside her son Len in Boundary Bay Cemetery in Tsawwassen at a later date.

In memory of Anne, donations may be made to the B.C. ALS society.


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