It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of past JWA Chairwoman Anneke Patria.
Anneke was born in Amsterdam, Holland in September 1938. An accomplished dancer and entertainer, Anneke came to Hong Kong in 1969 to perform and never left. She soon met her husband Rae Patria and thus began a relationship
that led to almost 50 years of marriage and a life in Hong Kong. Anneke taught dance, as well as performing, until her mid 70’s.
Anneke was fully committed to the JWA before and after becoming its Chair in 1970. A beautiful smile and a warm heart, Anneke’s special presence will be sorely missed.
We send condolences to Rae. May her memory be a blessing.