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Anna Johanna Benjamin (nee Bakker)

December 11, 2013


July 26, 1925 – December 11, 2013

We say a sad farewell to our mom who passed away peacefully in the early morning of December 11, 2013 at the age of 88. Anna was born to Eefje and Garrit in Landsmeer, Nederland. She came to Canada as a Dutch War bride on the RMS Mauretania in February of 1946.

She resided in Ingersoll, Ontario with her husband Carl Benjamin. Shortly after he passed away she moved to Nelson, BC to live near her daughter for the remainder of her life. Her and Carl spent many years travelling to Florida and throughout North America in their camper. Now they are travelling together on the other side.

Beloved wife of the late

Carl Benjamin (June 18, 2006)

Loving Mother of

Gary, Mike, Peter and Debra

A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring at Lakeside Rotary Park, Nelson, BC. If you wish to make a donation in her name please consider the Salvation Army- 601 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4G9 or The Nelson Woman’s Shelter – 420 Mill Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4R9.


Daniel and Dawn Snell for all your help in caring for Anna, The wonderful care aides and nurses at the Pavilion in New Denver and the great team at Jubilee Manor for your passionate care.

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Funeral arrangements are under the direction of

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

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