We Remember

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.

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  • Dear Warren,Rebecca,Jessica,Olivia,Aidan,Jemma and Zoe,
    We were very sorry to hear about Annie, please accept our condolences.
    Val and Derek Gardner, Penticton.

    Condolence sent by: Val and Derek Gardner on February 9, 2018 at 8:11 am

  • Dear Warren, Rebecca, Jessica and Family,
    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you with the passing of Ann Marie. She will be greatly missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her, but she left all of us with precious memories that we will treasure forever. We hope those memories and the lessons she taught all of us will bring you comfort.
    Heather & Brian

    Condolence sent by: Heather and Brian on February 9, 2018 at 10:19 am

  • Dear Warren and family,. Adolf and I were saddened to read in the paper today that Ann Marie passed away. Our hearts ache for you and although we had only met her on several occasions we felt she was an extraordinary ladie and it was easy to love her immediatly! Our sincere heartfelt sympathy dear Warren and children. May God wrap HIs arms around you and bless you with strength, comfort and peace. Love. Adolf and Hilda

    Condolence sent by: Hildegard Meier on February 9, 2018 at 10:34 am

  • Dear Warren,
    We are so very sorry to hear that Ann Marie passed away. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With love,
    Lou and Bino

    Condolence sent by: Lou Felix on February 9, 2018 at 12:40 pm

  • Ann Marie was a wonderful friend who was an inspiration to us, and to all who knew her. Her smile would light up a room and her kindness and caring could always be felt. She went through many battles over the last few years and yet always downplayed her suffering in order to put others at ease. She was an amazing person who will be dearly missed by everyone she leaves behind but thankfully she is now at peace.
    Dana & Catherine

    Condolence sent by: Catherine on February 9, 2018 at 3:12 pm

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