After a short courageous battle with cancer, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mom, Grandma and Gee-Gee on October 4, 2017. Ann was born on August 15, 1943 in Andijk, Holland. She was predeceased by her husband Marten (November 20, 2008), her son Edward (June 4, 1976) and her brother Tony Vlaar (June 3, 2013). Ann was the loving mother of Fran (Jake) Dekker, Joyce (Shawn) Warkholdt, Debbie (Harry) Van Egmond, Steve (Elaine) Van Hoorn and Teresa (Greg) Crowder. Grandma cherished her 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Ann will be missed by her brother Henry (Jeannette) Vlaar and sister-in-law Joanne Vlaar. Visitation will be held at Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Thursday, October 5th from 5-9 p.m. A celebration of Ann’s life will take place on Friday October 6th, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Riverside Christian Reformed Church in Wellandport, Ontario. Private family internment at Lane’s Cemetery will precede the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the McNally House in Grimsby would be greatly appreciated and can be made through the funeral home.