Saturday, June 2, 2018
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New Brunswick, Canada
Obituary of Anke Claudine Klohn
Anke C. Klohn of Saint John NB passed away peacefully on May 21, 2018 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born on December 23, 1927 in Kiel, Germany, Anke was the loving wife of Hans W. Klohn, her partner of sixty-seven years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her four children; Ulrike (Warren) Long, Hans O. (Wendy) Klohn, Frauke (Vaughn) Smith and Peter (Sharon) Klohn. She was predeceased by her only sister, Elke Schwarz of Kiel, Germany. Anke’s legacy can be found in her four children, eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren as well as the example set by the extraordinary love story that was her marriage. She was a devoted mother and friend and cared quietly and selflessly for those in need of assistance and compassion. Preserving the traditions of her native Germany, Anke enjoyed coffee and cake (torte) in the afternoon, a European Christmas, classical music and the fellowship offered by the Lutheran Church. She supported the efforts of others who had emigrated to Canada and understood the challenges faced by newcomers. Although a very private person, she had a smile and a kind word for everyone she met. She will be sadly missed by her very dear friend, Jeanette Rathjens. In her latter days, Anke’s life was made brighter and easier by the caring presence of Mary Rose Dewar, Ann Spencer, Debbie Arsenault, Cari Hachey, Janet Flecknell, Evelyn Carey, Patricia Creelman and Keven Murphy. The family wishes to extend its thanks to these important people and to the staff of the PCU at the Regional Hospital for their compassionate care. In accordance with the wishes of the family, there will be no visitation and a private memorial service will be held overlooking the Saint John River. Arrangements are under the care of Brenan Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424). For those who wish, memorial donations to the Saint John Regional Hospital or the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family although extra time spent with a loved one would also be a fitting remembrance.