Peacefully, with her family by her side, our dear mother and grandmother passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018 at the age of 95 following a short illness.
Anna trained as a surgical nurse but because of the Second World War, she was compelled to leave her homeland and eventually settled in Germany for a short time, where she met and married Peter, her husband of 57 years. It was love at first sight. They were blessed with the birth of their daughter Helen, and in 1948 they immigrated to Canada and settled in Winnipeg, where they were blessed again with the birth of their son Andrew.
Anna was employed at the St. Joseph’s Nursing Home for a short time before joining the Holy Family Nursing Home as a nurse’s aide when it was converted from the Children’s Hospital. There she was employed for thirty and one-half happy years until her retirement in 1988. During that time, Anna developed close friendships with the nuns and fellow workers and always said that while at work it felt like being at home. Like her husband, Anna was a happy, optimistic, kind, and loving person, always full of energy and ready to help. And like her husband, she enjoyed good health and living at home.
Anna is survived by her son Andrew and daughter Helen (Tony); grandchildren Lisa and Anthony; and family in Ukraine.
Prayers will be sung at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7th, at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 737 Bannerman Avenue. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated by Fr. Zachary Shwaluk, OSBM and Fr. Isidore Dziadyk, OSBM at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8th at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church. Interment to follow in All Saints Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Peter and Anna, you were blessings to your family from God. May God surround you with His eternal love and tender care. With eternal love and gratitude and forever in our hearts and prayers, your family.
KORBAN FUNERAL CHAPEL