Annette (Nettie) Klassen

(Nee: Harder)

April 28, 1933 – October 4, 2008

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, Annette, into the loving arms of her Lord, Saturday October 4th, 2008.

Born near Humboldt, SK, to Johann and Anna Harder, Annette moved with her family to Greendale at the age of eight. Married to John Klassen in 1953, Annette was a quiet contributor to the community of Hope, BC for over 50 years.

Survived by her husband of 55 years, John and sons Ken (Joy), Howard (Joanne), Brian (Patricia), Gerald (Pam). Her beloved grandchildren, Sacheen, Sean (Nicole), Cristie, Tyson, Lance (Allison), Tyler, Ben (Allison), Troy and Riley as well as great-grandchildren, Gregory, Jordon, Zachary and Austen.

Interment at 11:00 am, October 10, 2008 at Vedder View Cemetery, Chilliwack, BC. Celebration of Annette’s life, 2:00 pm at the United Church, Hope, BC. Tea to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family greatly appreciates memory gifts to the Hope Hospice Society, or Canadian Cancer Society.

End of the Day

When I come to the end of the day and the sun has set for me,

I want no rites in a gloom-filled room, why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little, but not too long and not with your head bowed low. Remember the love we once shared.

Miss me, but let me go.

For this, a journey we all must take and each must go alone.

It’s all part of the Maker’s plan, a step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick at heart, go to the friends we know

and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.

Miss me, but let me go.

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