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Anna Ali Epp

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During the post-war cleanup in Holland, Anna met Peter Epp, who was working with Mennonite Central Committee. They married Mar. 2, 1948, in Leiden, Netherlands. An only child, she left her parents, city, and country to follow Peter to Canada to farm—a challenge she accepted and conquered. They started in Chin, Alta., then a few years later moved to Vauxhall to continue farming and raising their family. Anna lived a life of service to her family and others. She was very active in her church and Bible study groups. She was predeceased by Peter, daughter-in-law Marge Epp; grandson Garth Epp; great-granddaughter Clair Epp; great-great-grandson Brody Cartwright.

  • Birth: December 14, 1926
  • Birthplace:
    Middleburg, The Netherlands
  • Death: October 27, 2021
  • Parents:
    Nicolas & Tryntje van Gorkum
  • Married:
    Peter Epp, Mar. 2, 1948 [d. July 8, 1978]
  • Family:
    children Ronald (Val), Laurence (Peggy), Edward, Vergil (Joy), Evelyn (George) Culshaw, Carol (Harry) Wall, Loretta (Manuel) Kindt; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren
  • Church:
    Coaldale (Alta.) MB