Martens; Anne Marie

April 30, 1929 – January 4, 2015

Anne Marie Martens went to be with the Lord on January 4, 2015 in her home at Lynwood at the age of 85 years. Anne was born in Harris, SK and spent most of her growing up years on the southern Alberta prairies where she met, fell in love with, and married William Martens. They began their married life together in the Fraser Valley where they established their lives, a business but most importantly to Anne, their family. Anne had a keen eye for colour and natural beauty which she expressed through gardening and painting. A heart full of compassion, she gave of her time, energy and resources to any in need and spent many years as a volunteer for MCC. She will be fondly remembered for her servant heart and her gracious hospitality which was always distributed without restraint. (Even coffee was a meal!) We are blessed by her legacy of Christian-faith, hope and love. Anne will be lovingly remembered by her children Dennis (Karin), Dick (Vicki), Doug (Carolyn), and Kristi (Reinhard); grandchildren Trevor (Krystal), Kelli (Derek), Daelyn (Jeff), Andrea (Shawn), Rachel (Tim), Matthew (Stephanie), Lyndsay (Andrew), Bryce (Rosanna), Silas and Sam; great grandchildren Lynden, Malia, Clare, Desiré and Gale William. She was predeceased by her husband William Martens, parents Henry & Anna Goerzen, sisters Nell Enns and Helen Redekop and brother Hank Goerzen.

A special thanks to all the staff and friends at the Lynwood Retirement community. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, January 12, 2015 at Eden Mennonite Church, 46551 Chilliwack Central Road; Pastor Rob Brown officiating. The Celebration of Life will be followed by a time of coffee and fellowship in the church basement. Memorial donations may be made in Anne’s name to the Mennonite Central Committee. Online condolences may be offered at

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