Our mother Anna passed away on Sunday Nov 28th 2021, joining her beloved husband Anthony.
She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth, son Jerry and grandchildren Natasha and Emile.
Born in 1934 in the Ukraine, as she grew up, life there was becoming increasingly tumultuous, so the family made the choice to immigrate to Canada and create a better future. In 1954 the family, which included her three sisters Elsie, Luba, Trudy and her brother Peter, settled in Lethbridge, Alberta.
Anna moved to Toronto, Ontario, where she soon met and fell in love with Anthony and married a few years later. Their first joy, Elizabeth was born in 1961.Three years later, Anna and Anthony visited their good friends Stan and Alice on their farm, and eventually purchased a 200 acre farm themselves outside of Kincardine, Ontario to start a new life. In that same year their son Jerry was born. With hard, constant, yet rewarding work, they established a dairy operation while raising other types of animals and harvesting various crops. Including the workload on the farm, Anna's love and pride of gardening was evident, with three large gardens, not to mention the flower beds that seemed to always be in bloom.This pride extended, to creating the most memorable meals and preserves as the winter demanded. Making food and entertaining when family and friends visited was pure joy that filled her with many happy memories.
Anna, simply put ... loved working. While the farm was still going, Anna also added a full time job as a custodian and later cared for older residents at a long term care home. Her work ethic and likable nature created admiration and respect from coworkers and a lifetime of friendships.
Anna and Anthony decided to retire and move to Toronto in 1999 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. As she was growing older and after Anthony passed, Anna always kept saying that she is now living for her kids. This explains Anna in a nutshell... generous, humble, selfless and took great pride and joy in everything she did.
We all will, dearly miss you and cherish our memories and honour the time that you blessed us on this earth.
A live stream of Anna's visiting will be available on Monday, December 6, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. until the Funeral Service time at 11:15 a.m. by CLICKING HERE. Virtual guests are reminded to have their volume on high and that no technical assistance will be available.
Guests wishing to attend may visit on Monday, December 6, 2021 from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. at the eco Life Celebration Centre, Magnolia Chapel of St. John's Dixie Cemetery (737 Dundas Street East at Cawthra, Mississauga). Her Funeral Service will be celebrated at 11:15 a.m., with Cremation to follow at a later date. Anna and her late husband will rest at St. John's Dixie Cemetery thereafter.
A memorial reception will then be held at:
John Paul II Polish Canadian Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga, ON, L4V 1V8 with arrival from 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Please share your memories, photos and sentiments of Anna's life here at her memorial web page. Donations in her memory may be made to Meals on Wheels and can be done via the Donations tab on her home page.
Uniquely entrusted to eco Cremation & Burial Services Inc.
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