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Anita Ursula Zukowski

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Anita was a healthy child until a virus at 18 months caused a fever and coma that damaged her left brain. She relearned how to walk and talk and learned to play piano. Anita loved her family, especially her grandparents. She enjoyed evening devotions and loved Jesus from a young age. In 1976, the family moved to Winnipeg, where her father pastored. She punctuated her father’s sermons with “halleluiahs” and “amens.” When she stepped from the baptismal waters, her face glowed with joy. Her baptism verse was 2 Corinthians 12:9. When the family moved to Moosehorn, Man., in 1979, Anita made new friends on her super-sized tricycle. The family lived with her grandfather in Vancouver until his death. In Abbotsford, she enjoyed services at King Road MB Church, where she was loved. When Anita grew weaker, her parents found care for her near their home at Communitas Tulip Home. In 1997, the home moved to Fort Langley, B.C. The staff treated her as their own children. In May 2015, Anita was diagnosed with acute leukemia and lymphoma. She never complained.

  • Birth: December 7, 1958
  • Birthplace:
  • Death: August 15, 2015
  • Parents:
    Siegbert & Irmi Zukowski
  • Family:
    her parents; brothers Henry (Sonja), Ronald, Gary; Communitas friends
  • Church:
    Moosehorn (Man.) Baptist; King Road MB, Abbotsford, B.C.
  • Baptism:
    Ellice Avenue Baptist, Winnipeg, Apr. 24, 1977