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MAURER, Ann Marie

MAURER, Ann Marie

November 8, 1958 – February 5, 2018

Loved by all who ever knew her, our beloved Annie passed away on February 5th at home and at peace.

Challenged in the extreme for 17 years with multiple sclerosis, she was also diagnosed with terminal cancer this past year. From these many years of struggle, emerged one of the most extraordinary people we’ve ever known, one who leaves the many people who loved her with an enduring legacy of tenacity, grace, generosity and, above all else, unwavering courage.

Gifted with exceptional perseverance, Ann Marie continued to participate in many sports and fitness activities until her body would not allow it, then modified those activities to persevere even longer. It became the model by which she lived her life.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband Warren and her adopted family of Rebecca, Jessica and grandchildren Olivia, Aidan, Jemma and Zoe.

Predeceased by her parents Kathleen and Jack Lees; her brother Patrick and survived by her brothers Brian, Shaun and Kevin Lees.

Let go of the life you had planned so you may embrace the one that is waiting for you.

And embrace life she did, without fail, in spite of the challenges and suffering she faced; and she graciously took the rest of us along on her inspirational journey.

We will love and miss her forever, and will forever be grateful for the lessons she taught us.

Thank you to the many doctors and health care professionals who cared for Ann Marie, especially during this past year.

No service by request.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.


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Condolence Messages
  • Feb 13, 2018
    Warren and Family, my condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Take care Warren,
    Wayne Turk
  • Feb 11, 2018
    Warren, girls and family, thinking of you all at this sad time. Sending much love to give you strength in the coming days.
    Lindsey Mitschke Crawford
  • Feb 11, 2018
    Rebecca, Jessica, & families. Deepest condolences to you all. Jack & Gerry.
  • Feb 10, 2018
    Warren and family, my deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of Ann Marie. I will always remember her smile and positive attitude no matter what life's burdens she had to endure. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Greg Veale
  • Feb 09, 2018
    Waren and family. It's with heartfelt condolences that we are sending this message. We thought Ann Marie was such a lovely person. Easy to chat with. Words just cant express the sadness we feel for you and your family. Thoughts and prayers to you. Gerry and Elaine
  • Feb 09, 2018
    Dear Warren & Family,
    We are saddened by Ann Marie's passing and send you our heartfelt sympathy. We were so fortunate to have known her.
    Cam & Norma
  • Feb 08, 2018
    Warren, words do make a dent in your grief but know that your friends are thinking of you and Ann Marie and remembering all the good times. Please accept my condolences, take care my friend. Mike
  • Feb 08, 2018
    Dear Warren, my deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Retired D/S Dieter W. Karof & Sylvia
  • Feb 08, 2018
    Dear Warren,
    You and Ann Marie always managed to cast a brighter light on our day. Thank you for inspiring us all!
    Jim and Sylvia
  • Feb 07, 2018
    To Warren, words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. When someone becomes a memory the memory becomes a treasure. She was an angel. Let the sun shine into your eyes!
    Heli
  • Feb 07, 2018
    To Warren and family,
    My sincere condolences. She was an incredible lady and an inspiration to everyone she met.
    To Warren,
    I always admired her courage, and being able to smile and laugh. The two of you together always made it look like live was to be enjoyed no matter what. What great strength you both had. My thoughts and prays are with you.
    Louise Madden (Schulthess)
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