Annabelle Gutfriend

The family of Annabelle Gutfriend are saddened to announce the passing of our Mom, Grandma and Sister on November 5th, at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loved ones. Her warm, kind heart will be missed dearly by all. She is survived by her daughter Charolette of Quesnel, son Eugene (Ruth) of Prince George, and daughter Michelle Cunningham of Airdrie, AB. She is also survived by her brother Leonard (Cecilia) Gray and her sister Eileen Hazard, as well as her eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband Charles, Mom and Dad, Lily and George Gray, and Sister Frances Guthrie. The family laid her to rest in the Quesnel Municipal Cemetery and a service was later held at the Anglican Church of Canada St. John the Divine, with Reverend Margot Rose officiating. After the service a tea was held at the hall. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Ann’s life can do so with a donation to the Diabetes Society. Special thanks go out to all of the people who helped with Ann’s funeral, including Madeline Peterson and the Girl Guides who prepared and served at the tea.

We Miss You

We miss watching you do your makeup and put curlers in your hair

And cuddling together in your comfy brown chair

We miss the toast and tea you made on days when we were sick

And the hot water bottle and blankets to make us feel better quick

We miss weeding all your flowers and tanning outside

And playing together for hours on the swings and the slide

We miss the Christmas dinners and the funny paper hats

And singing Johnny Appleseed, we all loved doing that

We miss reading Family Circus, Enquirer and Star

And playing Scrabble, Crib, or Canasta with you and Auntie Char

We will miss all of the greeting cards filled with Birthday wishes

But mostly we will miss all your hugs and all your kisses

We love you Nanny!

~ By Amanda Clark

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