Annie left school before high school to help raise her 15 siblings. An avid speller, she always wished she could have continued her schooling. In her late teens, she moved to Winnipeg to work in a hospital and as a nanny. For 40 years Annie and Cornie worked side by side in their poultry and trucking business Hidden Valley Farms, Steinbach, Man. Annie survived colon cancer in her 40s. She loved sewing matching outfits for her daughters. Family members sought out her advice on her passion: flower gardening. In her 70s, her proudest moment was when her flowers were featured in Steinbach’s garden tour. Annie was a quiet, gentle, respectful person. She loved to joke around with her sons-in-law. After Cornie’s death, she began selling homemade meat buns. Christmas was her favourite time of the year. Annie read 316 books from 2006–2010. At Rest Haven, her room was the gathering place during Jets games. Annie struggled through Multiple System Atrophy for 10 years, but held her head high.