1928 - 2019
Antonette “Netty” Sanne, 91, of Stoughton, Sask, formerly of Canwood, Sask, died peacefully in her sleep on August 19, 2019. She resided at Newhope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton. Netty, the oldest of five children, was born July 9, 1928, in Westendorp, the Netherlands to Dirk and Wilhelmina Westerveld. Her family later relocated to Winterswijk where she spent the rest of her childhood. Netty was a survivor of the Second World War, as she was a teenager during the occupation of the Netherlands. After the war, she spent some time working in England, before deciding to visit Canada in 1957. Netty came to Canada on a temporary work VISA and worked in Edmonton but soon found her future husband, Edward Sanne and they married on April 8, 1958, in Prince Albert, Sk. She then moved to the family farm at Canwood, SK. Later she attained her Canadian citizenship. Together they had three children; Alice, Anthony, and Annette. After 34 years of marriage, Netty lost her husband Edward to cancer and she remained on the farm until 2005 when she moved to Stoughton to be closer to her youngest daughter, Annette. Netty enjoyed knitting, cross-stitch, reading, watching television, and following the royal families of Europe.
She is predeceased by her parents, Dirk and Wilhelmina Westerveld and her three brothers, Henk, Dirk and Frans back in the Netherlands. She is also predeceased by her husband, Edward. Netty is survived by her three children and their families; Her daughter Alice (Kevin) Walker of Calgary, AB as well 5 grandchildren: Tyson Walker of Calgary, AB, Dylan Walker (Liana Bertsch) of Calgary, AB, Lesley-Ann Walker (Jay Sanchez) of Calgary, AB, Patrick Walker of Calgary, AB and Brett Walker of Vancouver, BC. Her son Anthony (Richelle) Sanne of Regina, SK. Her daughter Annette (Larry) Breault of Forget, SK and 2 grandchildren: Meagan Breault (Nathaniel Batiste) of Ottawa, ON and Ashley Breault (Anthony Pacholko) of Saskatoon, SK. She is also survived by her sister, Wilhelmina “Willy” Westerveld, from Heelsum, the Netherlands as well as numerous Dutch nieces, nephews, and relatives.
A private graveside service was held at the Canwood North Cemetery near Canwood, SK on Friday, August 23, 2019, in care of Hall Funeral Services (Estevan) and Beau “Lac” Funeral Home (Canwood). The family wishes to thank all those who have extended support to Netty during her final days and to those who helped with her funeral service.
In lieu of tributes, memorial donations may be made in memory of Antonette to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com Arrangements have been entrusted to Beau “Lac” Funeral Home, Canwood, SK 306-468-2244.