ANN DE VRIES
Ann De Vries was welcomed into the kingdom of Heaven, at the age of 83. Dearly beloved wife of Jake De Vries for over 61 years. Dear mother of Stuart De Vries (Aukje), Bernard De Vries (Wilma) and Arnold De Vries (Teresa). Loving grandmother of 4 granddaughters, 13 grandsons and 6 great grandsons. Dear sister of Frances Van Eyk, Margaret Otten (Martin), Alice Van Pelt (Arend), Grace Benjamins and Bill Meinen (Darlene). Dear sister-in-law of Reintje Meinen, Stuart De Vries (Rita) and Sam De Vries (Clara). Also surviving are many relatives in the Netherlands and nieces and nephews in North America.
Predeceased by her parents Berend and Ann Meinen, brothers John, Henk (Betty) and Stoffer Meinen, brothers-in-law Evert Benjamins and Arie Van Eyk.
Family and friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal Street, Mitchell on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will take place at Bethel Munro Free Reformed Church, Mitchell on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Bethel Munro Cemetery. A reception will follow at the church. Memorial donations to Bonisa Mission (China) (www.bonisa.org) or Come Over and Help (Eastern Europe Mission) (www.coah.org) may be made at LockhartFuneralHome.com.
Ann lived a full life as a wonderful mother, sister, aunt, homemaker and caregiver. She had a servant’s heart - there was room in her heart for everyone. She was involved in her local church, caring for the elderly, making meals, visiting, inviting people into their home and lending a listening ear.
1 Cor 15:58 - Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.