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Born: Feb 09, 1942

Date of Passing: Jan 23, 2014

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ANNE LADYKA (FRIESEN) February 9, 1942 - January 23, 2014 After a brief battle with cancer, Anne Ladyka (Friesen), at the age of 71, passed away peacefully at the Hamiota Health Centre with family at her side. Anne was predeceased by her parents Aganetha and Corny Friesen, her sister Tina Funk and brother Johnny Friesen, brothers-in-law Chris Baschuk and Abe Fuchs, sister-in-law Fran Friesen and her granddaughter Jestina Wajda; her father and mother-in-law Joseph and Lena Ladyka and sister-in-law Olga. Left to mourn are her husband of 50 years, Harold Ladyka, their children Gordon Ladyka (Helen), Wendy Nederhoed (Albert), Miranda Wajda (Mark), Leroy Ladyka (Rachelle) and Tracey Peel (Blaine); grandchildren Jared, Dale, and Emily Nederhoed, Amy Wajda, Laura and Troy Peel, Beth and Joseph Ladyka, Mackenzie and Kayla Ladyka. Her siblings: Peter Friesen (Dorothy), Ike Friesen (Diane), David Friesen (Dorene), Jake Friesen (Bernice), Helen Hiebert (John), Agatha Fuchs, Mary Friesen (Andrew), Nettie Baschuk and Betty Smadella (Henry), brother-in-law Johnny Funk (Betty), sister-in-law Helen Hughes (Ray), brothers-in-law Stan Ladyka and Nick Ladyka (Phyllis) and numerous nieces and nephews. Anne was born in Grunthal, MB, married in Winnipeg in 1964 and moved to Thompson, MB in 1969, where she raised her five children, retiring to Miniota, MB in 2005. Until her stroke in 1989, Anne was an avid reader, enjoyed crocheting and was an accomplished seamstress. Her family was her pride and joy and she gave selflessly and asked for nothing in return. She will be remembered for her witty humour, infectious laugh, caring nature and her ability to carry on when others would have quit. The family would like to thank the 3rd Floor nursing staff at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, including, Dr. Smith, Dr. Carpenter and Dr. Cartagena, where she spent seven weeks. Also, they'd like to thank the wonderful staff and Doctors at the Hamiota Health Centre, with special thanks to Tara (LPN). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hudson Suite c/o Hamiota Health Centre, Hamiota, MB R0M 0T0; the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3 - 824 18th St., Brandon, MB R7A 5B7; or to CancerCare Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248 Stn. Main, Winnipeg, MB R3C 9Z9. As per Anne's wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at (866) 620-2744

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 25, 2014

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Although we did not know Anne, we know your sorrow is deep and real. We send our condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. - Posted by: Olga (Tkach) & Manfred Legiehn () on: Feb 01, 2014

  • My deepests condolences to your family Miranda. - Posted by: Erna Rodriguez (Mirandas Friend) on: Jan 26, 2014

  • Our sincere condolences to the family for the loss of their beloved wife, mother, grandmother. It was a privilege to have known Anne. She was a gracious lady and the kind of woman that the world needs more of, to build strong loving families. Our love and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Dina and Bob Butschler, Audrey Gaudreau (Dina & Audrey - Harry's cousins) on: Jan 26, 2014

  • A lovely lady, a pleasure to have known. Will be sadly missed by all the family. From the Johnson's, Hawick, Scottish Borders. - Posted by: Margaret Johnson (Gord's mother in law) on: Jan 26, 2014

  • I met Anne and her family when they were our neighbours on Brandon. She was always very nice and also I remember her at harvest house for many years. A wonderful lady! - Posted by: susan robinson (neighbour) on: Jan 26, 2014

  • Our family wishes to extend our sincere thoughts and condolences to the family..I have many fond memories of Anne from when I was young. From her days at the harvest house, when I would see her, and living across the street for many years. Anne was always kind to me, and I will always remember visiting, and dog sitting "cooter" for Harold and her. she will be missed. - Posted by: sharla denby (family friend) on: Jan 25, 2014

  • I met Ann when she worked at the Harvest House in Thompson what a lovely friendly lady she was. We lived in the Burntwood Trailer Court together our kids grew up together and Ann & I sat many nights visiting and talking, we have many memories of the kids, Ladykas, Longs, Savarc, Templetons, Janesons, the kids grew to be great friends and to this very day Leroy and family is our best friend I have many memories of her and they will be cherished our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family ....hugs to you all ...Lynn Temoleton - Posted by: Lynn Templeton (Friend) on: Jan 25, 2014

  • Our thoughts and prayers and with your entire family. Anne was a wonderful sister and aunt to us. Always full of chuckles and jokes she always made us smile and made us feel welcome on our visits. We were honoured that Anne and Harry trusted us to care for her children on their trips to the city. Our summer visits to Thompson were the best. Mom has great memories of Anne's great singing back home on the farm with their brother Dave. It will be with great honour and pleasure that when the day is chosen to celebrate her life here on earth we will be there. With Love the Smadella family - Posted by: Betty and Henry Smadella (Sister and brother in law) on: Jan 25, 2014

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