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ANNETTE WURTAK  Obituary pic


Born: Nov 07, 1947

Date of Passing: Jul 16, 2017

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ANNETTE WURTAK It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our loving mom, gran, great-gran, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend. Marie Annette Gertrude Wurtak (nee Boucher) was born on November 7, 1947 in St. Ambroise, MB, and was greeted in Heaven by her late husband Stu and her late son Keith on July 16, 2017 at the age of 69. As a young girl, Annette moved with her family to rural towns, St. Lazare, MB and Calder, SK before settling in Winnipeg, where, as a teenager, she met the love of her life Stuart Wurtak. They were married on November 27, 1965 and began a family. Annette was born to be a mother; she stayed home to love her children fulltime. In the fall of 1975, Stuart and Annette moved their family of five to Ashern, MB and, shortly after, the family grew to seven with a surprise blessing of twins! The family had taken over the Wurtak farm that was pioneered by Stuart's grandparents. The farm is where the Wurtak' s called "home" until Stuart's passing which caused Annette to be forced from the place she loved into the bright lights of the city. After being a "Winnipegger" for a year, Annette decided to move to Edmonton, AB to be closer to some of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, however, her yearning to go back to Ashern never ceased. Over the years once her children were grown, Mom worked in various places such as the Ashern Day Care (because she loved children so much), the Lakeshore General Hospital (where she met so many of her good friends and where she would often come home with a potty mouth that Stuart called "hospital talk") and her favourite...The Goodwill (where she spent most of her pay cheque). Annette is predeceased by her parents, George and Alice Boucher (nee Ducharme), her husband Stuart and her son Keith, all of whom she is with peacefully now (and is pulling Dad's mustache for eternity). Leaving to mourn are her children, Lesley (Bob), Lark, Ken (Katie) and Krystal (Dwayne); daughter-in-law Carla; her grandchildren, Cailey (Brent), Braedy (Ashley), Sari (Chad), Catlin, Jacob (Pam), Jordin (Josh), Aiden, Melanie, Savanna, Elianna and James; her great-grandchildren, Carter, Callum, Camden, Preston, Lachlann and Emersyn; her siblings, Maria, Rose, Albert (Alice), Therese (Nelson), Ernest (Colleen), Roland (Claudette), Lorette and Wilna (Paul) along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. Annette will be remembered for her contagious laugh and sense of humour, her sweet, kind and good heart, her caring, her hugs and her love of children. From all the thoughtful words of kindness the family has received it is obvious she has touched many people's hearts and lives throughout her years. Cremation has taken place and a funeral mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Ashern with a luncheon to follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Ashern Legion Hall. A private interment will take place for close family and friends at Betel Churchyard Cemetery (Silver Bay). In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, 1031 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0R8 or in memory of Annette. Arrangements by: ARNASON FUNERAL HOME Ashern - Lundar 1-204-768-2072 1-866-323-3593

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 22, 2017

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of Annette's passing. Her friendliness and vibrant smile will be truly missed by all. Treasure your memories of a loving Mother and Grandmother. - Posted by: Randy & Shelley Bjornson (Friends) on: Jul 30, 2017

  • Aunty Annette's goodness and kindness, was love made visible. May we meet again. Rest sweet soul. Sending our heartfelt condolences to all the Family. - Posted by: Charlene Desjarlais (Niece) on: Jul 27, 2017

  • Thanks so much for Annette's devotion to the little ones, especially to Elianna and James, our great-niece and nephew ...Tom and Sharon - Posted by: Tom and Sharon McBurney () on: Jul 26, 2017

  • I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with You All. - Posted by: Joanne MacMillan (Friend) on: Jul 22, 2017

  • Annette and I would talk for hours and hours. We would remember the good old days and laugh at ourselves and others, in a good fun way! I am missing her so much, we wanted to go on trips together, but I know she is at peace with her son and husband. May God bless her, so sorry to my nieces and nephew for the loss of your mom. love you all. tante Lorette 😢😢❤️❤️🌹🌹 - Posted by: Lorette Thibert (Sister ) on: Jul 22, 2017

  • Ma Tante, I can't believe I'm never going to hear your laugh, feel your hugs or hear you call me sweetie again. I'm grateful that I have many wonderful memories of you from the farm to so many kitchen tables in Ashern, Winnipeg, Calgary and Spruce Grove and even Bragg Creek. I'm going to miss you like crazy, and I love you so very much. To Lesley, Lark, Kenneth and Krystal, my heart goes out to you and your families, I will have you in my thoughts and prayers as you say good bye to Da Momma, Gran, Granette. I'm sorry I can't be there to hug you but I'm there in spirit. May God have his newest Angel wrapped tightly in his arms. - Posted by: Jacqueline Thibert (niece) on: Jul 22, 2017

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