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Anne Louise (Brittain) Gorveatte, age 77, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and woman of God, passed from this earth into the presence of her Savior on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Michigan.  Anne was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on July 21, 1939 to Jack and Winnifred (Shaw) Brittain.

She was predeceased by her parents; and brother, Hugh.  She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by her faithful and loving husband of fifty-eight years, Dr. Kenneth Gorveatte; four children, Dr. Mark (Sherry) Gorveatte, Ruth (Fred) Neyman, Beth (Rev. Stephen) Jones, and Rev. Joel (Tracy) Gorveatte; 19 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; siblings, Jean and John; and a host of friends from Beulah to Brooksville.

Anne served faithfully in ministry alongside her husband using her gifts of music and hospitality. Her family was especially proud of her accomplishments of completing her Royal Conservatory Tenth Level Piano Examination with honors from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, and her Summa Cum Laude graduation from Indiana Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Business.

According to her wishes, her body was donated to medical research. A private family gathering will be held in Indiana on Thursday, December 22, 2016 followed by a public memorial service at Brooksville Wesleyan Church (Florida) on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 2:30 pm.  Family visitation will be held in the church foyer 30 minutes prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations could be made in her memory to Brooksville Wesleyan Church or Kingswood University.

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.

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  1. Richard Fletcher on December 14, 2016 at 9:49 am

    We have such fond memories of Anne Gorveatte. She was a talented, kind, compassionate lady with grace that is uncommon. Her smile and kindness along with her Godly wisdom will be long remembered. Are prayer are with the family as they celebrate her home going. Pastor Rick and Debbie



  2. Bob and Dot Wilkerson on December 14, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Sorry for your loss, I know she will be missed by everyone. Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. God loves you and I know Anne did too.



  3. Terry and Bernice Eckley on December 14, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Thought and prayers are with you all at this time .



  4. Ross and Betty Beatty-Powers on December 14, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Dear Ken and Family….please accept our most heartfelt sympathy on Anne’s passing. Anne was such a wonderful Christian role model, and we loved and respected her so much! We will miss her; however, we know she is finally “at home” with her Saviour whom she served so faithfully. Please KNOW that continued prayer is rising for you all. With love, Ross and Betty Powers



  5. Rev. Tom Fett on December 14, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    She was one the best people I knew. Serving along side Dr. Gorvette and Ann was such a blessing. Sheila and I loved her and Dr. Gorvette so much. Her quite demeanor and that smile. You just knew she loved you.



  6. Peter nichols on December 14, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Rip anne



  7. Dr. Joe C. Sawyer & Lois on December 14, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    So sorry to hear of her passing.
    May God bless you all in this time of loss. You are in our prayers.

    The Sawyers



  8. David & Genevieve Ingersoll on December 14, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your great loss.We have many fond memories of Anne. On one of her last times here at Beulah she wanted me to have one of her dresses( blue print with a pleated skirt). I was honoured to have and wear it. May you feel the comfort and courage that the Lord gives to His children. With our love & prayers, David & Genevieve



  9. Ervin Lively on December 14, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    I want to express my sorrow for Ann’s passing and she will be greatly missed by her husband, Ken, and the family. She was a Godly lady and beautiful Christian lady that loved Her Lord and Saviour. Our family have many wonderful memories and we will miss her. May God bless and give you only His peace in these days.



  10. HC and Gloria Wilson on December 18, 2016 at 8:39 am

    We were so sorry to learn of Anne’s passing. She was a beautiful, gracious lady. Lots of good memories! She will be truly missed. Most sincerely with our love and prayers.



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