Sunday, December 16, 2007

Annette Lammer

LAMMER Annette (Bruinsma) Peacefully at home, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Sunday, December 16, 2007, went to be with her Lord, at the age of 41. Annette is the dearly loved wife of Tom and beloved mother of Kurtis and Ryan. Dear daughter of Gordon and Winnie (2006) Bruinsma and sister of Lisa and Steve VanderKuip. A favourite aunt of Sara and Connor. Dear daughter-in-law of John and Theresa Lammer and sister-in-law to Andy. The family will receive friends from 1-4 and 7-9 on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at First Christian Reformed Church, Guelph, 287 Water Street. The funeral will be at First Christian Reformed Church on Wednesday, December 19 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Down Syndrome Society, Waterloo Regional Down Syndrome Society, Canadian Cancer Society or Heart & Stroke Foundation.


Paulette said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear about Annette. I was in shock coming by to check on her and hearing she was not going to make it, I have been very faithful to pray for annette for months. I did not know she was as sick as she was and was so so sad to hear she would not make it. I am so sorry for your loss. Annette was such a wonderful woman and a huge encourager. SHe sure loved her boys and I am so sorry for there loss of there mommy.
Please accept my heartfelt sadness for your family.

Nicole said...

Precious family, there are so many of us who want to be with you at this time. She was like family to us and we will try our hardest to be with you to celebrate Annette's beautiful life.
Nicole Maher and family

Anonymous said...

Annette was a strong woman, and a great person. I have such warm memories of our friendship. My most heartfelt sympathies go out to all of you.

Anonymous said...

Dear Tom & children, Gordon & Lisa and family, and all those that loved Annette so much. What a courage and beautiful person Annette was, I have read in awe the blog and was often deeply humbled by her strength, she is Home and no longer suffers, we pray for strength for the difficult days to come, may God surround all of you with His loving arms. Love Peter & Susan Nauta

ntmjbmom said...

There are no more bumps in the road now for you, Annette..godspeed..all the bumps and mountains and valleys are for those left behind. Knowing you will be keeping a close watch on your loved ones will bring comfort.


hailey_brianna said...

I was so sad to read the post today that Annette got her angel wings and is now in heaven. Annette was an incredible person, and she will be sadly missed by all. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Lilly Iuliano & Family (Niagara Falls, ON)

Princess Morgan said...

This is my first visit to your blog. I saw Annette's passing on another blog. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you & your family during this difficult time.

Jeanne Josh's Mom said...

The peace of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. May God hold all of you so closely and so tightly. Prayers from our house are with you all.

Jennifer said...

We were very saddened to hear the passing of Annette.

We will surely miss her bright smile, her warm company, her giving nature, her strong will to live a fulfilled life.

We can only hope that one day we will be missed as much as we miss Annette today.

Tom, Curtis and Ryan you will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

Love Jennifer and Alan

Nash's GaGa said...

I had the pleasure to meet dear Annette in October in Indiana . Such a grand lady ! My heart goes out to Tom , the boys and her family ...which includes her Down Syndrome group .

Anonymous said...

I am sad to see Annette has passed.

I am person with sarcoma and the mother of a down syndrome child, so I felt a small connection.

I am sorry for your loss.

Amy & Emma said...

Annette, I am going to miss you so much! I've looked at that beautiful picture of you and your family at Disneyworld constantly for the last two days. I'm thankful you got to share that joyful time.

You'll always be in our hearts.

Amy and Emma

Anonymous said...

It is a comfort to know Annette is an Angel watching over her boys now, but it doesn't make us miss her any less here with us...we are thinking of you Tom, Curtis and Ryan... Love from Jen & John W.

Michelle said...

You don't know me, I came accross your blog from another blog I read. I just wanted to say I'm so sorry for your loss. I pray that you and your family find the peace they are desperatly seeking. May God bless you today and always. It is always hard when a beautiful daughter of God has been called home. May she rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Tom, Kurtis and Ryan,
May you always remember how much your mom and wife loved you. She is and will always be an angel watching over you from Heaven. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you as you go through this time. May God watch over you and bless you.
With love,
Ashley Kenery

Steelerblogger said...

I was one of those bloggers who just happened upon her blog about a year ago. I was so sorry to see that she has passed. My prayers and thoughts go out to everyone.

Anonymous said...

I was fortunate to know Annette, Tom, Kurtis and Ryan. In 2004 Annette traveled to our home with the boys and a we loved having them here and sharing their family with us. I remember how warm it was then and swimming together in the pool.

I was finally able to meet Tom when we traveled to Indiana for the Buddy Walk in October just a few short months ago. It seemed we had always known each other. Tom was so warm and genuine. I knew God had chosen the right man to raise these two fine boys. I could not believe how much the boys had grown up since we'd last seen them.

I can not express the sorrow we feel at the loss you are now dealing with. I hope you will find comfort in the extended family that continues to pray for your comfort and healing.

I wish we could have been present to pay our respect in person but that was not to be. We sit here this evening holding each each other in prayer and in remembrance of Annette who touched many lives ours in a very personal way.

Our deepest sympathy,

The Malone Family from Massachusetts

Robert, Kei
Jim & Steph, Mariko, Steve & Brittany, Doug, Sarah and William

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family today as you remember Annette's life and her legacy.

The Schaafsma Family

Mrs. Mac said...

This is my first visit to Annette's blog ... although I did see her picture and a short message about her soon to be passing on another blog. Just from reading some of her previous posts, she has inspired me to get more connected with other DS families. I have been walking the path as a mom of a special young man with DS by myself, immediate family, and the Lord ... but now fee encouraged to find other families with DS children. May the Lord Jesus comfort you and give you peace. Blessings.

Anonymous said...

I was very saddened to hear of Annette's passing. I'll treasure my memory of her. Please accept my most sincere condolences.