A Tribute to Annie Baptiste

Annie Baptiste

FASA and the franchise fraternity mourn the passing of Annie Baptiste and add their condolences.

Annie Baptiste worked with Eric Parker and has been part of the Franchising Plus family for the past 22 years. It is difficult to put into words the immense contribution Annie has made to the Franchise Industry and business at large as well as the impact she had on those of us who worked with her.

Her sparkling eyes, dynamic personality, and down-to-earth attitude meant she would make an immediate impact on, and would brighten up, any person or group she encountered.

She was a brilliant trainer, always well prepared, and those lucky enough to be trained by her will bear testament to her amazing ability to communicate and share her knowledge. Annie was “simply the best!”

“In our group, Annie was always the positive one who would say “Don’t worry, we will make a plan” and true to form, she amazed us all by handling her illness in such a positive way, fighting so bravely for over 2 years. She was taken so young and still had so much to offer.

To us at Franchising Plus she was AB and we will always treasure the wonderful times and many adventures we shared together. Those wonderful memories will be with us forever.

There will never be another Annie and we will make sure her legacy will not be forgotten.

To Glen, Brydon, Caydence, and Helena we extend our deepest sympathy. You are richer to have had such a special wife, mom, and daughter and we thank you all for sharing her with us. AB, we are all going to miss you terribly!
Rest In Peace.”

~ Eric Parker and the team at Franchising Plus


“Annie fought her illness with dignity and refused to fall down. She continued to work and live her life that many people were not even aware she was gravely ill.

I met her when she was first employed by Franchising Plus some 22 years ago. I have had regular dealings with her over the years. Annie was a dynamic, positive person and a brilliant trainer. Annie was also a great asset in the franchising industry.

Condolences to Annie’s husband, two children and her extended family.”

May Annie rest in peace.

Maria D’Amico
D’Amico Incorporated


“I worked closely with Annie Baptiste  over the years, even cycled a lot with her and husband a couple of years back. She was a true ambassador for the industry.”

Regards/ Groete

James Noble
Head: Wholesale, Retail & Franchise, Absa Business Banking


“This is sad news indeed. Annie handled our training when we first joined as FASA members on the recommendation from Franchising Plus. Our deepest condolences.”

Pertunia Sibanyoni
CEO, InspectaCar & FASA Chair

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