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Anna Jacoba Smienk (Sprenger)

August 15, 1931 - March 7, 2015


We are saddened to announce the passing of Anna Jacoba Smienk (Sprenger) on March 7, 2015 at Nelson General Hospital.  Anna was born in Amsterdam on August 15, 1931 to Anna and Johannes Sprenger and was one of five children.  She married the love of her life, Geurt on October 29, 1953 in Putten, the Netherlands.  Three children were born before moving to Canada in November 1960. Geurt and Anna built up a greenhouse business in Coalhurst, Alberta but moved to Nelson in 1973 with their now five children.  Redfish Greenhouse was born and Geurt and Anna’s adventure in the Kootenays began.  Over the years the Smienk clan grew and Anna and Geurt gardened. Anna was a member of St. Michael’s All Saints Anglican Church in Balfour. Anna leaves behind five children, ten grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, one sister, several nieces and nephews, adopted family and many friends. Anna will be missed by all.  The service to commemorate her life will be held at the Balfour Covenant Church 7741 Upper Balfour Rd. Balfour on Thursday, March 12 at 2:00 pm..


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Kimberly Palmer Yee
Relation: The mom of my childhood best friend

To all of the Smienk family, I am so sorry for your loss of such a beautiful, strong, kind and loving woman. I have many happy childhood memories of running around and through the greenhouses, eating delicious meals (the vinegar salad was my favorite) and listening to classic music on the record player in the front room. Blessings to you all.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 12, 2015
Beginning at 2:00pm

Balfour Evangelical Covenant Church
7741 Upper Balfour Road
Nelson, BC Canada

7741 Upper Balfour Road
Nelson, BC Canada

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