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Born: Mar 07, 1916

Date of Passing: Jul 30, 2007

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ANNA MASTIN (nee HOEHN) Peacefully, surrounded by family, Anna Mastin passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 30, 2007, at the age of 91 years. Anna was born March 7, 1916, the 12th and youngest child of August and Louise (Hoffman) Hoehn, at home on the farm near Waldersee, MB. She was baptized as an infant and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in 1931. She attended school at Mafeking until the school was destroyed by fire, after which time, classes were held in her family home where the teacher boarded. Anna received her high school education in Glenella and went on to earn her teaching certificate at Brandon Normal School in 1935-36. She met her husband Albert when he taught at Herriot School new Waldersee. They were married in 1938 and moved to Winnipeg in 1939, making their home in East Kildonan. Anna is remembered by her family as a woman of faith and courage. She and Albert were founding members of Grace Lutheran Church and it gave her much pleasure to kick start the fund for a real elevator at the church! She enjoyed a ride in it July 25 when attending a memorial service for a family friend. She was predeceased by her parents and all her siblings as well as her husband of 54 years in 1992. She is survived by a daughter, Lorna (Ivor) Schledewitz of Winnipeg and two sons, Victor (Gail) of Gimli and the Rev. Howard (Joan) of Calgary as well as grandchildren Dr. Lawrence Schledewitz and his wife Dr. LoriAnn Petrilli, Penelope Schledewitz, Jonathan Schledewitz and his partner Gillian Roy, all of Winnipeg, Dianna and Vannessa Mastin of Calgary, and one precious great-grandson, Gavin Brodie Schledewitz. After a stroke in 2003, Mum had to leave her home of 59 years and move into personal care. She spent two and one half years in Middle Church Home and the past year and a half at Bethania Personal Care Home. The care Mum received was exceptional and we especially thank angel friend Helen, Mandy who loved her like a grandma and Maureen with the beautiful smile who visited Mum weekly for many years. Viewing will take place on Monday, August 6, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue (Aubrey Street entrance), and one hour prior to the service in the Fireside Room at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 Kimberly Avenue. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 7, at 11:00 a.m., with Pastors Bruce Gelhorn and Donald Sjoberg officiating. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 211 Kimberly Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2K 0X3, or to World Vision Canada, 6630 Turner Valley Road, Mississauga, ON L5N 1P6. A Parable of Immortality I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch, until at last she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come together. Someone at my side says aloud, There she goes. Goes where? Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar, and just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination as she was when she left my side. Her diminished size is in me, not in her, and just at the moment when we say, There she goes, other eyes are watching her coming, and other voices are ready to take up the glad shout, Here she comes! Author Unknown. Neil bardal inc. 949-2200

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 04, 2007

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Anna was a dear friend of mine in young childhood and early adolescence. As I grew up life circumstances had moved us apart and still tried to make efforts to visit with one another. As time had passed a loss of communication had come between us unfortunately. I had tried to find her at a later date and the care home would not release any record of her ever living there, which only follows protocol. Anna had served as an amazing inspiration in who I have become today as a person. As I had sought out education in the health care industry to become a health care aid working with the elder population and currently working towards my nursing license, she will remain a cherished part of my early years and will always work and provide care with the thought of her in my mind. I just wanted her to know what a large impact she had left in my heart, and to thank her for the wonderful memories and stories that we shared together. She had opened my eyes to the fact that angels come a variety of forms and I feel blessed to of had the opportunity to know such a wonderful, kind hearted, human being. Yours truly, The little girl who lived across the street - Posted by: Krista Trost (friend) on: Sep 15, 2014

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