It is with both sorrow and celebration that we announce the passing of a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.

Annie Penner (formerly Sawatsky, nee Siemens) returned to her Creator on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 after suffering an unexpected heart attack. Her fortitude, zest for living, and generosity, concern for others and loving nature will be forever remembered and sorely missed by her family and friends.

Annie leaves to mourn, her 3 sons; Len Sawatsky, who blessed her with 2 grandchildren, Andrew, who with his wife Beth, blessed her with 2 great grandchildren, Hannah-Joy and Naomi, and Jarem who with his wife Rhonna blessed her with another 2 great grandchildren, identical twins Sarah and Koila, and Len’s partner Bernice Daigneault; Les Sawatsky who with his wife Dolores blessed her with 3 grandchildren, Katrina, Julia and Brendan; 3rd son Frank Sawatsky who with his wife Colleen blessed her with 3 grandchildren, Alana, Rachelle and Kristen; 2 brothers, George Siemens (94) of Abbotsford and Henry Siemens (96) of Herbert, Sask; 3 step-children. Lily Bowering (Bob), Margaret Barron (John) and Martha Bergen (Jake) as well as 5 step-children and 4 great step-grandchildren.

Family and close friends are invited to a informal viewing on Saturday, February 7, 2004 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner, B.C. All friends and relations are invited to participate in the Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. at the Clearbrook MB Church, Clearbrook Road and Old Yale, as well as a fellowship lunch following the service.

Flowers are gratefully declined, however, donations may be made to the MCC in Abbotsford.

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