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Anna Maria KRAAK

de Gouw

KRAAK, Anna Maria (née de Gouw) (Formerly of Lincoln): On January 18, 2022, after 94 well lived years, our darling mother Anna passed away very peacefully at her home in Lady Wigram Village, Christchurch. Adored wife of Hubert, wise and loving mother of Leonie and Corrie Janssen, Willi and Pete Thomas, Derek Kraak and Taryn Whaitiri, Vonne Kraak and Geoff Ward, and Peter and Amanda Kraak. Anna absolutely cherished her grandchildren, step-grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; they lit up her life, she will forever live on in their hearts and spirits. Anna was the beloved sister of her 17 brothers and sisters and their families in New Zealand, around the world and in her homeland, Holland. Our heartfelt thanks to all those who so gently cared for her; she loved you all, you were simply amazing, and we will forever be grateful. Anna treasured her dear friends, neighbours, and parish family, thank you for sharing your love and companionship – it meant the world to her. Anna’s life was guided by her strong faith, rest in peace, mum. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Anna Kraak, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John would be appreciated.  A family service, by invitation only will be held, vaccine passes and masks will be required.

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