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Anna van Grondelle
August 21, 1922 - May 29, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">It is with sadness that the family of Anna Maria van Grondelle (Nee Simons) announce her passing on May 29, 2016 at the age of 93. <br><br>Mom was born on August 21, 1922 in Breda, Holland to Johannes and Louise Simons. <br><br>Mom survived the war and the passing of her parents at a young age and, in 1955, she married and immigrated to Saskatchewan. She started life in Saskatchewan in Swift Current where she discovered winter Canada style. Following moves to Regina and Moose Jaw she settled in Saskatoon, and in 1957 she had her only child, Michael. <br><br>Mom spent her working years in administrative roles working for companies such as Bowman Brothers, The College of Emanuel St. Chad at the U of S, The Victorian Order of Nurses and Home Care. She retired in 1987, and in 2000 she moved into St. Volodymyr Seniors Village. During that time she became very active by joining the bowling league, attending concerts, going dancing and even took on the role of President of the Tenants Association, which she thoroughly enjoyed. In her later years she kept busy with reading, taking on small tasks for the Tenants Association and meeting some great friends for coffee daily. <br><br>She was predeceased by her brother Adrianus (Jan) Simons. <br><br>She leaves to mourn her son Michael (Winnie) and family of Saskatoon, Joop & Margo Simmons, Paul & Inge Kupper and Annuschka Simons all of Holland, and Tjeerd & Terri Simons of Denver Colorado, as well as Frans & Miem van Grondelle and Else & Henk Bergamin and their families also of Holland. Mom also leaves behind some great friends: Alice Brown of Victoria, BC and Kay Wheler of Saskatoon, who she always appreciated having coffee or phone calls with. – Thank you.<br><br>A private interment of Anna’s cremated remains will take place at The Columbarium. <br><br>In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anna’s honour to the Canadian Red Cross – 443 2nd Avenue North Saskatoon. <br><br>To share condolences and memories, visit “Obituaries”. Arrangements entrusted to Kari Peters, Park Funeral Chapel, 306.244.2103.<br></div>