Raes, Anna (née Meersschaert)

Raes, Anna (née Meersschaert)

May 11th, 2020

Peacefully with family by her side, at Victoria Hospital in London, on Monday, May 11, 2020, Anna Raes, of London, in her 99th year. Joined her beloved husband, the late Prosper Raes. Loving mother of Paul Raes, of London. Special Oma of Colleen Raes, of Chatham, Orion Raes, of Stratford, and Julie Rader (Ben), of Chatham. Great Oma of Oliver and Isla Rader. Cherished daughter of the late Aloys and Clara Meersschaert. Predeceased by her daughter Beatrice Bartucci. Heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Dearness Home, especially the staff on the 3rd floor – Forest Glen, for their compassionate care. A private family service has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex.

 

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Laura & Tony Anna was truly an extraordinary woman!  We first met on our daily walks to and from St. Theresa's elementary school.  A great friendship blossomed from there.   We enjoyed afternoon tea with sweets, played cards, had meals together, and made fruitcakes together annually, all while sharing stories of our lives.  On one trip from her visit to her family in Belgium, she returned with a souvenir for me -- a candle in the shape of an ice cream sundae.  It is still on display in our dining room.   Many great things stand out about Anna but the most impactful was how often she spoke of her kids and grand-kids - she was rightfully a very proud mother and Oma!!    Losing a Parent and Oma like Anna is difficult.  We hope you too will find solace in the loving memories you shared together.  Rest in Peace my friend. 
Richard MeersschaertDear Paul and family dear cousin We regret that aunt Anna has died. Please accept our condolences. Aunt Anna was the oldest living person in our great Meersschaert family. But there are still one sister Maria and 3 brothers of her alive and also very old: - aunt Maria 95 years - uncle Herman, 93 years - uncle Paul, my father 91 years - uncle Frans, 89 years It has been a long time we have seen you and your family far away in Canada. But there is still the joyfull rememberance from the periods you stayed shortly in the seventies in our family when you were coming tot Belgium. Probably we won't meet each other but you never now. I wish you and your family all the best and hope you will respond my message. Yours sincerely Richard Meersschaert meersschaertr@gmail.com +32479549623
De Paepe ChristineCondolences to the loss of your mother because of the De Paepe family (Bakery St-Gillis-Waas Belgium)
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