(nee McGuirl)

It is both with sadness and rejoicing that the family of Ann Thompson (nee McGuirl) May 12, 1937 – Sept 28, 2008 announce her passing. Surrounded by her loving family on earth she went to meet her new loving family in Heaven and to meet with her Saviour, Jesus. It was a destination she had looked forward to, but she was saddened to leave those who meant so much to her: her loving husband of 42 years Bob, son Mark (Carla) and their children Abigail and Sarah, son David (Priscilla) and their son Riley, sister Joan (deceased) and her children, sister Sheila, and twin brother Allan (Florrie) and their children, brother-in-law Bill (Marlene) and their children.

Ann was a woman of grace who endured cancer with dignity and tenacity, never complaining, seldom sad or angry, always hopeful, and always confident of her future. After a courageous six year battle with cancer, she got the miracle she prayed for – healed of that dreaded disease and a new heavenly body, restored and healthy again. She was always anxious to renew acquaintances of friends and family that had gone on to Glory before her, and to serve her Lord again using her many talents especially her musical and artistic abilities. A graduate of London College of Bible and Missions (1962) she worked with Youth for Christ and for the College for some time, and later served in a number of roles in her local church while raising a family. She also worked part-time in health care for over 15 years and finally after the family was grown, as a successful realtor for over 10 years before taking early retirement. Ann was a warm and loving woman who quickly endeared herself to those that she had contact with. Her loss will be felt far beyond her family by her many friends.

A family graveside service will be held at Chilliwack Cemeteries. A celebration of Ann’s life will be held Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 at 2p.m. at Sardis Fellowship Baptist Church, 45187 Wells Road, Chilliwack BC. For those wishing to leave a message for the family you may do so by emailing to: Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society Research (British Columbia).

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