Anne Boettcher

Obituary of Anne Boettcher

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Anne.

Anne lived 90 amazing years, through hardships unimaginable and joyful experiences shared by her family. In the end it was her heart and her little leaky valve that gave out. In the company of her loving daughters and grand daughter she passed peacefully and gracefully from us at Extendicare Peterborough on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Anne will be missed beyond words by her daughters Dorothy Nelson (John predeceased), Angela Lee (Lorne), and Dagmar, and by her grand children Duane Nelson (Shakufe Virani), Alissa Nelson (Dave Smith), and by her great grand children Kaytlin and Shane.

Anne came to Canada in 1956, on board the S.S. Seven Seas bringing a suitcase containing a few belongings and a bolt of unbleached cotton. She had to keep her eyes on both Dagmar (3) and Angela (1.5). She was 8 months pregnant with Dorothy who was far less trouble. Her husband and our father, Herbert, had landed a few months earlier to find a job and apartment. Anne and Herb bought a house in Whitby a few years later, then a cottage in 1967 on Lake Scugog where our mother often said were the best times of her life. When Anne`s girls were in high school and university, she decided to return to school herself and work toward her high school diploma. She was such an avid and pleasant student Durham College offered her a job before graduation and Anne spent 9 years in the front office, learning how to use the first generation computers with black screens and orange font. If you don`t know what that is you are the age of her grand children. Our mother also decided it was time to get her Driver`s License and after several lessons, had her license.

Our mother was fiercely independent, funny, experientially oriented and would try anything, including sushi at 90. In November 2014 she was welcomed into Extendicare. Two days later she announced she loved it there. We are told by the staff, she was a pleasure to work with. She loved her girls, grand children and great grand children. We will miss her deeply, always.

Our family is greatly appreciative of the wonderful care given by the PSWs, nursing staff, caretaking staff, and support staff at Extendicare.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Humane Society or Salvation Army will be greatly appreciated.

Funeral arrangements are by Mackey Funeral Home in Lindsay. Visitation at Mackey`s on Friday March 6, 2015 from 7-9 and service at St. Mary`s on Russell Street Lindsay at 1:30 on Saturday.

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