Anna became a Christian at the age of 14 years in Langham, Sask., and was Baptized in August 1933.
She is predeceased by her husband Frank; two brothers John and Jack; and three sisters Susie, Linda and Rose. She is survived by her daughter Margaret, sons Jim (Sharon), Tom (Roni) and Dave. Also granddaughters Sheilah, Bonnie and Lori. Grandsons Chad (Melanie), Todd (Starlett), Shane, Jesi (Becki), Brody, Rob (Tammi), and Fred (Michelle). Great-grandchildren Alissa, Oshun, Abigail, Grace, Elizabeth, Alexah, Sienna, and Madeline.
Anna taught Sunday School for many years and helped in other related church work.
The time she lived at Squam Bay was a happy time. She enjoyed having people come to visit and appreciated all her many friends. She enjoyed Bible Studies, either as a teacher or a participant.
Her hobbies were mostly knitting and crocheting. She made hundreds of afghans and donated them to those less fortunate in third world countries.
Her favourite places were Squam Bay and the North Thompson Valley. Her favourite poem or scriptures are Ps 27:1-11, Ps 23 and Prov. 3:5-6. Her favourite songs was “I Know Whom I Have Believed”.
Her message for family and friends is as follows: “To my dear loved ones – don’t grieve for me. I have loved you, everyone, and always wanted the best for each one of you. Most of all, I wish that each of you would learn to know Jesus, as I have. To know Him has been the foundation and strength of my life. As you gather in my memory, sing joyfully, as I loved to sing and be happy.”
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at the Pentecostal Christian Life Assembly Church (across from the high school) at 1 p.m. Family and friends are invited to gather in the church following the service for refreshments and reminiscing.
Donations may be made in Anna’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Christian Blind Mission.