April 18th, 1925
– May 21, 2016
Mom just celebrated her 91st birthday and we feel so blessed that we had her in our lives for all these years. One of Mom’s favourite memories were her younger years growing up on the family farm in Saskatchewan and all the antics her and her many siblings got into. She moved to BC in 1965 and after raising her family she became a lifelong volunteer in many different organizations. She was very competitive and spent many years travelling BC for the Senior Games. She always had a suitcase packed for any opportunity to go on an adventure with family or friends.
Anne loved to share a laugh and her door was always open. In later years, the world would stop when the Blue Jays were playing or for any curling game or cards at the Manor. So many memories were passed on to all family members- each one loving her for many different reasons, and for which we are grateful for and have learned from.
Anne is predeceased by her husband Russ in 1981, son Alvin in 1987 and many siblings. Mom always missed her special friends Net Campbell, Gloria Deadmarsh and Mary Hornseth.
She is survived by Don and Angela Kochylema, Ron and Denise Dergousoff, Roger and Starla Huston, grandchildren; Sheldon Kochylema, Cindy Paul, Bob and Jillian Kochylema, Leanne Dergousoff and Michael Gariepy, Branden Dergousoff and Rosalyn Boyce, Alisha Huston and Tom Nagy and Ben Huston, great grandchildren; Jacob, Ava, Ryan, Selina and Trevor, niece Marjory, loving sister Irene and Chuck Donovan, brother Joe and Iris, many special nieces and nephews.
A very special thanks to our extended family, Trail home support, the staff at Rosewood Village, especially Lorraine Morris. There are no words to express our gratitude. Thanks also to Libby McCoid who had a special place in Mom’s life.
A Graveside Service will be held on June 4th, 2016 at 11:30am at the Fruitvale Cemetery followed by a luncheon at 12:15pm at the Fruitvale United Church hall.
As an expression of sympathy any donations to CNIB, specifically for the seeing eye bank would be greatly appreciated www.cnib.ca