Eve Anson died Dec. 7, 2008. She was born Mar. 30, 1941 in St. Catharines, Ont. to John and Mary Anson. Three weeks after Eve was born, Mary passed away, leaving John with the responsibility of raising Eve. When the task became too much for him, Eve went to live with his close friends. As Eve grew up, she recognized that she needed to take care of herself, so she left school before Grade 11 to get a job. When her son Peter was born, she bought a trailer to make a home for them and continued working at several jobs. She was a loving mom, often making sacrifices for her son. She had a big heart for others and did volunteer work at Heidehof. Eve had many friends at Grantham Church, and as they shared their faith, Eve decided to receive Christ as her Saviour. On May 28, 1992, she was baptized at Grantham MB Church. After she got word she had multiple mylenoma, she worked at the Salvation Army thrift store as long as she was able. Eve is mourned by son Peter (Darlene); 2 grandchildren; and many friends. The celebration of Eve’s life was Dec. 10, 2008, at Grantham MB Church, St. Catharines, Ont.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.