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Annie Janzen

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Deaths-Annie-JanzenWhen Annie was 3, her sister died as the family immigrated to Canada. Annie’s family lived in Manitoba and Saskatchewan before settling on a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., until her father’s retirement in 1960. Annie’s daughter Edith Anne was born Apr. 5, 1965. Annie chose not to work, instead dedicating her life to caring for her parents and raising her daughter. Her father died in 1969 and her mother in 1974. In the 1970s, she found great joy teaching Sunday school to people with intellectual disabilities. Annie was hit by a car just before her 71st birthday. In 1996, when her ICBC case was settled, she bought a house in Clinton, B.C., where she lived on her own 14 years. She was active in the church and enjoyed the trees and birds in her yard. In 2010, Annie was diagnosed with dementia and moved in with her daughter in Abbotsford. In 2012, they moved to Chilliwack, B.C., and grandson Wesley returned from Ontario to help with her care. They shared a home until November 2013, when Annie fell ill with pneumonia.

  • Birth: May 28, 1922
  • Birthplace:
    Margenau, Ukraine
  • Death: November 24, 2013
  • Parents:
    Johan & Anna (Penner) Janzen
  • Family:
    daughter Edith; 1 grandson; 1 great-granddaughter
  • Church:
    Clearbrook MB, Abbotsford, B.C.
  • Baptism:
    May 28, 1922