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In the early morning of September 8th, 2012, Ann McInnes English, DVM entered into eternal rest following a courageous battle with cancer. She was distinguished by an uncommon combination of professional competence and selfless compassion. Consequently, Ann touched many lives, both patients and their owners. Not surprisingly while battling cancer, she was an inspiration for her courage and strength. Ann was comforted and sustained by her deep and abiding faith in her Lord Jesus Christ. This disease took her life however it did not defeat her. Ann was born in New York City on January 24, 1949. She grew up in Augusta, Georgia, graduating from Augusta Preparatory School as valedictorian. Ann was educated at Vanderbilt University and married Hugh Forrest English, PhD of Sandersville, Georgia. She went on to graduate from the University Of Georgia College Of Veterinary Medicine, summa cum laude. Following graduation, Ann joined Deltona Animal Medical Center where she practiced for 22 years. During this time, Ann influenced numerous lives through her veterinary practice. Her love and compassion for animals forever changed the lives of her patients and their families. She was preceded in death by her father, George Fleming McInnes, M.D. Ann is survived by her son; Harris English of DeLand, Florida, wife Dana, and their two children Braden and Brynley and her mother, Flora McInnes of Augusta, Georgia. She is also survived by her siblings; Mary Bergenser (Kim) of Mebane, North Carolina, Martha McInnes (Albert) of San Marino, California, Fleming McInnes (Jan) of Evans, Georgia, Bond McInnes (Pam) of Hahira, Georgia, and Laura Danku (Jim) of Wake Forest, North Carolina, as well as many nieces and nephews, and in addition, companion Kent Glines of Deltona, Florida. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the many friends and patients who have given loving support to Ann and her family during this time. Thanks also to Dr. Kayaleh, Dr. Buchholz, and the staff at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Orlando, Florida; the staff of University Center West, DeLand, Florida; and the staff of the West Volusia Care Center, Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler in Orange City, Florida. The family also specifically wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Pastor Tom Warren for his compassion, support, and guidance. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boston Terrier Rescue of Florida, The Raptor Resource.org, and the West Volusia Care Center, Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler in Orange City, Florida. The family invites friends to a celebration of Ann’s life on Saturday, September 15th, 2 pm at First Baptist Church of Orange City -The Journey, 975 East Graves Avenue Orange City, FL 32763.