Esser (nee Vroom), Ann, (Oct. 11, 2017)

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Bluewater Health, Ann Esser (née Vroom) went to be with her Lord and Saviour at the age of 82. Ann is reunited with her beloved husband John Esser (2007). Loving mother of George (Janet) Esser, Carol (the late John) Vriesinga, Bill (Cindy) Esser, David Vriesinga (Kim Rogers), Bill (Cindy) Esser, Robert (Debb) Esser, Andrew Esser (Edia Pash), Kathy (John) Schrader, John Paul Esser (Marian Gibbs),and the late Donald Esser (Linda Esser). Treasured grandmother of Denise, Lynae, Meaghan, Josh, Jamie, Dan, Philip, Chris, Kevin, Andrew, Aaron, Kailey, Taylor, Nicolas, David, Emily, Riley, Jamie, Matthew, Leah, Laura, Ava, Lyric and Chase; and great-grandmother of 16 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Gail (Harry) Wiersma, Andy (Alice) Vroom, Jim Vroom, Pete (Tina) Vroom, John (Hilda) Vroom, Bill Vroom, and sister-in-law of Cynthia Vroom, Gladys Vroom, Diane Vroom, Peter Esser and Jenny (Lex) Kapteyn. Survived by many nieces, nephews, and extended family of over 300 spread across North America. Predeceased by her parents Onne And Klaaske, her brothers Don, Bernard (Bea), Hank, Joe, and George (Winnie) Vroom, and her sister Hilda (Henk) Van Wyk. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A private family interment will be held in Resurrection Cemetery. A funeral service will be held at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St, Sarnia, on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Ann always had a flower in her hair, and it became a part of her signature. Ann’s family requests that women coming to the funeral wear a flower in their hair in her memory. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to World Vision or River City Vineyard (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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