Peace at Last
Born May 30, 1931 – died June 18, 2012
Anna was born in Grand forks, B.C. She met and married Doug in 1951, lived in B.C, moved to Ontario until her return to B.C in 1964. She was a cook, homemaker, enjoyed bowling, cards, bingo and especially lotto and her trips to the casinos. One of the last wishes our mother had was to buy and give everyone present on June 16, 2012 a scratch ticket which we had to scratch in the room with her. One of us got a free ticket! She taught us all that a home is always open to those who need a bed, a meal or someone to talk to. Her sense of humour and laughter was always endearing especially when us kids could try her patience.
Anna was predeceased by her parents Bert and Muriel Cooper, her loving husband Doug (1979), twin of Deb’s (1955), daughter Heather (1962) and great granddaughter Allyssa (2002) as well as 2 brothers and two sisters.
Anna is survived by her 7 children, Steve (Loreen), Earl, Bob (Gail), Deb (Carl Lysohirka), Bill, Victor (Daphane) and Pam (Rick Moorhead); 17 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, sisters Darlene (Al Hunchak), Mavis Campbell, and brother Lloyd Cooper.
So, we say “have a safe journey, enjoy all the rest of the family now with you, we wish you peace, and yes, we will remember that on Saturday, June 16, 2013 you opened your eyes and said, Happy Thoughts.”
A very special thank you to our Aunt Darlene for being the rock in our lives for the past year, and also to Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ for understanding Pam and Deb’s sense of humour while making her arrangements. Thank you to the staff of 3rd floor medical, Poplar Ridge and C.V.L for the care given to Mom, and also to the family who was with her in her last days. God bless you all, and remember, Happy thoughts.
Cremation has taken place, her ashes have been placed. A celebration of Anna’s life will take place on June 30, 2012- this would have been Mom and Dad’s 63rd Anniversary.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca