BOAKE, Wendy (Gerlitz)

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June 24, 1948

- July 28, 2010

Wendy (Gerlitz) Boake of Acme passed away at the Three Hill Hospital July 28th, 2010. She bravely battled her cancer, all the while maintaining her sense of humour and dignity. Wendy was born to Ed and Joan Gerlitz of Swalwell June 24th, 1948. Wendy married Bob Boake and together they farmed east of Acme raising their buffalo. Over the years Wendy has touched the life of others in many ways in the Acme and Beiseker area. She owned Boake Insurance in Beiseker and later was a Teacher's Assistant at the Acme School then at Sand Hills Colony where her dedication and interest in the children were obvious. Wendy also was a Notary Public and Marriage Commissioner who officiated at over 150 weddings. Her presence made life easier for all those around. Wendy dearly loved her family and friends and was very interested in family history hosting many family reunions. She also pursued her gift of hobbies leaving many family heirlooms for us to treasure. Wendy was predeceased by her mother, Joan Gerlitz, father, Ed Gerlitz and sister, Dianne Hamm. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Bob, children Michelle (Jason) Boake, Dixie Mogg, Tracy Leinweber (Kurt), Dean Boake, Steve Boake (Lynn), Sean Boake, Jennifer Mack, Deb Lalonde (Louise), Rick Graham (Lorraine) and grandchildren Travis, Jodi (Rob), Jessica, Tucker, Tommy, Brittany, Breanna, Anika and Ahmi. Her siblings, Dixie, Frank (Raynette), Rock (Paula) also her many nieces and nephews. The family sends heartfelt thanks to the team of caregivers of the Three Hills Hospital for their wonderful care along Wendy's battle. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial donations may be made to Three Hills Palliative Care. Into Gods hands we place the very best. Memorial services were held Monday, August 2, 2010 at Acme Community Centre with interment in Acme Cemetery. Arrangements in care of SUNSET FUNERAL SERVICE Linden, AB 403-546-3903.