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Anna Heinrichs

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Deaths-Anna-HeinrichsAnna, her stepmother, and 2 siblings left Ukraine with the retreating German army September 1943 and trekked to Poland, where Anna served in an orphanage. She became separated from her family and was miraculously reunited with them in Germany. They immigrated to Chilliwack, B.C., in 1947. Anna trained as a practical nurse and worked as a dental assistant at Vancouver Children’s Hospital. She met Oliver at an after-shower party. Their daughter Judy died in infancy. Anna was known for her intense love for children. She enjoyed her nieces and nephews. At Union Gospel Mission, she was active in presenting the gospel to children in East Vancouver. Anna served Helping Hands, AWANA Club, and was treasurer for the Menno Hospital women’s auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking and gardening.

  • Birth: February 10, 1928
  • Birthplace:
    Lichtfelde, Ukraine
  • Death: September 7, 2013
  • Parents:
    Peter & Liese Friesen
  • Married:
    Oliver Emert Heinrichs, Apr. 16, 1970
  • Family:
    Oliver; daughter Judy [d. in infancy]; 2 siblings; nieces & nephews; great-nieces & great-nephews