24419 Brinkman use this oneBRINKMAN, Annie “Ann”…..

Peacefully while reading a good book, at Maple View Terrace on Thursday, March 27, 2014, Annie “Ann” (nee Toplinski ) Brinkman in her 98th year made her transition.  Beloved Wife of Ernest “Ernie” Brinkman (2000). Loving Mother of Dennis Brinkman, Lesley Brinkman both of London and John Brinkman and his wife Elaine of Welland. Cherished Grandmother of Debbie, Chris and Adam. Dear Sister of Stephen Topolie (the late Stella). Also will be missed by her nieces, nephews and their families. Annie moved to the beat of a different drummer; was a pioneer for introducing creative educational practices into London Public Schools, such as Yoga instruction and colour therapy for relieving stress and anxiety in young people.  Annie was a women who gave her kindness and talents to all those who knew her.  A very active participant in music, gardening, homemaking, cooking, sewing and most of all “was there” for her family and dear friends.  Never without her jaunty trademark hat and colourful silk scarf; Annie demonstrated elegance and grace wherever she appeared. She will be missed greatly. Friends will be received by the family from 2-5pm on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London.  The celebration of Annie’s life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 11 am.  Cremation with interment in Woodland Cemetery, London.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Hutton House, 654 Wonderland Rd N, London, ON  N6H 3E5.  Online condolences, memories, and photographs shared www.amgfh.com

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