At 10, Annie accepted Christ as Saviour, and after moving to Ontario as a teenager, was baptized in the Kitchener MB Church. Annie graduated from Eden Christian College in 1950. She attended the Bishop Johnson College of Nursing, Los Angeles, served her practicum at the Good Samaritan Hospital, and graduated as a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree from Los Angeles State College in 1955. After their wedding, Annie and Nickolas lived in Paris, Ont., then settled in Kitchener. At Kitchener MB Church, Annie enjoyed teaching many children in Sunday school and vacation Bible school and serving in the kitchen. Her hobbies were baking for the family, gardening, and sewing. After Nick died in 1983, relatives and friends provided much needed support. Annie enjoyed life for many years afterward while living in Eastwood Community. She relocated to Emmanuel Village to receive additional support in 2015.