Johanna Pelkman

Obituary of Johanna Petronella Pelkman

PELKMAN: Johanna “Anne” - February 26th, 1930 – April 7th, 2019

After a brave struggle, Anne Pelkman passed peacefully into the arms of God. She shared a sense of curiosity with the world and the stars with her late husband Martin Pelkman (1987). This sense of curiosity later developed into her passion for local history and for being a history sleuth, to find out the story that was yet to be told.

Anne felt deeply connected to the Strathroy United Church and had many long-lasting friendships there. Special thanks to the Strathroy and District Historical Society and the Strathroy United Church for giving Anne a purpose and the excitement of chasing her passion.

Laughter, fun, mischief and support were always present with Anne and her two sisters Nel Dunthorne and Wil Marthaler. Born to parents the late Peter and the late Nel Reijnders in Rotterdam they all came to Canada to share a fabulous life.

Anne leaves behind three sons Ken (Kim), Vince (Barbara) and Steve (Lori); along with 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren whom she treasured dearly.

Special thanks to the staff at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, Seasons Retirement, Parkwood Institute and the Wheels of Hope for taking such special care of Anne.

A service will be held to celebrate Anne’s life on Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Strathroy United Church (131 Front St W, Strathroy, ON) with a reception to follow immediately after. If desired; a donation in Anne’s memory may be made to the Strathroy United Church. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, (519) 245-1023. Share a memory at

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Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Strathroy United Church
131 Front St W
Strathroy, Ontario, Canada
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