July 15, 1985 – August 24, 2020
We are so sad to announce the passing of our daughter, Annika, who passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday morning, August 24th. Annika gave us so much love and laughter in her 35 years. She was a teacher to everyone who knew her. In her own way, she communicated a joy of life, reminding us to slow down to enjoy every moment and to persevere through all that life brings.
She greeted us every morning with a beautiful smile, so happy to start the day. Her smile and laughter were infectious and when she laughed everyone had to stop what they were doing to join in the fun.
Annika is survived by her mother Colleen Larson, step-father Harry James, father Ary Bovenkerk, aunties and uncles Carolyn & Bob Hazzard, Don Larson, Pat & Brenda Bell, Beverley & Ron Eggen, Richard and Robyn Lapp, Helen Lapp, Daniel Lapp, and many cousins, Jay, Brody, Donna, Dianna, Doug, Lyle, Ben, Heather Anna, Jordan, Luke, Margaret, Mary Belle, Soley, Waylon and great cousins, as well as many family friends, especially Jack and Grace. We would like to thank Dr. Screen for his many years of support and all of the caregivers who loved Annika as one of their own.
Celebration of Annika’s life will take place on Saturday, August 29th 2:00 pm at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. Due to COVID, attendance is by invitation and streamed on Facebook through Pleasant Valley Funeral Home Facebook Account.
A recording of the livestream is available until September 29, 2020, upon phone request to our office (250) 542-4333.
Service of Rememberance
Saturday, August 29, 2020
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September 26, 2020
Dear Colleen and Harry,
I only have sweet memories of Annika. She touched my life with her trust, patience and joy. I am so sorry for your loss.
August 27, 2020
Memories of your laugh, smile and beautiful red hair make me smile and bring up memories of happy times at family events (dinners, card playing, swimming) or watching you at T-ball (many years ago), or quieter visits with you, your Mom and (step) Dad more recently. You are and will always be missed Annika and never forgotten. Love, Auntie Helen xoxo