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Born: Oct 30, 1928

Date of Passing: Dec 28, 2019

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October 30, 1928 - December 28, 2019

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Anna Jarczak at Holy Family Home, Winnipeg Manitoba, Saturday, December 28, 2019.
Anna was born in Geroldshausen, Wolnzach, Germany, and grew up there on a farm with her father Martin, mother Cecilia, brothers, Max, Albert and Martin, and sisters, Maria, Cecilia and Elsa. Anna also talked fondly for hours about her grandmother (Dad's mom), who lived with them, Anna Gimpel.
Anna started working out of home at the age of 14 as a cook for 200 people in the summer. At the age of 17 Anna left the farm and moved into the city where she worked as a nanny for the US Army. Annie stated that was the best time of her life.
Anna married Bonislawa Jarczak in 1949. They left Germany to come to Canada in 1953. Anna worked as a sewing factory supervisor at Bonwit Sewing Factory for 35 years. Her hobbies included her gardening, knitting, crocheting and sewing. Anna loved animals and her house was never without two to three pets at a time. Anna was a active volunteer at Holy Family Home for 20 years. Many knew her as the Bird Lady or the same day seamstress service.
Anna's pride and joy was Holy Family's parrot, Paully, that she cared for for close to 20 years. They were inseparable and Paully's death, as she put it, was one of the saddest days of her life. Anna moved into the Seniors Tower adjoined to Holy Family Home 17 years ago and in November, 2019 she joined her family on St. Martha's 4C Unit at Holy Family Home.
Anna leaves to mourn her best friend Cindy Hayman, better known as her adopted daughter, and her family in Germany: sister Elsa and a special nephew Hans (Annelies), and many other nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by many close friends.
A huge thank you to Holy Family Home staff and recently St. Martha's Unit 4C staff for all the love, compassion and friendship shared with Anna.
Service will be held at Korban Chapel at 907 Main Steet, 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 4, 2020. Private burial to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Holy Family Home, 165 Aberdeen Ave., Winnipeg, MB R2W 1T9.

Vichnaya Pamyat

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 04, 2020

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • We got to know Anne over the years, our Mother was in St Mary's Ward. My Mother was especially very fond of Anne, and would ask to go visit her everyday and talk to Anne and see the Birds. Anne told it like it is with no beating around the bush, and had a sense of humor like no other. We will miss her very much. Goodbye Bird-Lady you have wings now. Lots of Love, Eric & Jane - Posted by: Eric & Jane Durand (Friends ) on: Jan 04, 2020

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