Benedict, Annie (nee Murphy) Passed away peacefully March 12th, 2009, just shy of her 90th birthday. Life was’nt always easy for Annie but shje brought laughter and caring to everyone who met her.
Annie was predeceased by her husband Bud in 1984 and a great grandson in 1994.
She is survived by her 5 children, Vernon(Charmaine) Benedict of Vancouver, Sharon(Leonard) Woods of Genelle, Dona (BIll) Yackel of Thrums, Roy (Sue) Benedict of Oasis and Jim (Karen) Benedict of Prince George as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Annie was the heart of this large, loving family and although sadly missed our memories of her will last forever. Valley Funeral Home has been entrusted with Annie’s cremation and although she requested no services she left us these words:
” When I come to the end of the road
I want no rites in a gloom filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little but no too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared.
Miss me…but let me go
For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It’s all a part of the Masters plan
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonley and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds,
Miss me…. but let me go.
The family would like to extend thanks to the wonderful medical team and pharmacists, led by Dr. Hii, who helped Mom retain a rich quality of life and to the amazing second family who cared for her at Rosewood Villiage, Bonnie-Lyn Meharey and her kind hearted associates. Thank you to everyone who played part in Annie’s life. We know you’ll each treasure special memories of her as she did of times spent with you.
” And when the day is through…I’ll be looking at the moon…but I’ll be seeing you.