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Born: Jul 22, 1939

Date of Passing: May 12, 2020

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W. Ann Brauer, who was born July 22, 1939, died on May 12, 2020 at the Grace Hospice, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ann died, after a brief battle with cancer, under the excellent care of the hospice staff and in the loving company of her children.
Ann leaves behind her sons, Christopher and Thomas and three grandchildren.
She studied anthropology at the University of Toronto and became a respected and well-loved high school teacher and librarian. The highlights of her life were studying at St. Hilda's College, Toronto and teaching the kids of Central Algoma Secondary School (Desbarats, Ontario) alongside colleagues who became life-long friends. She loved to read and culled her extensive book collection many times to make space for more books. She lived most of her life in the Sault Ste. Marie area and in later life, she followed her children west to Edmonton and then Winnipeg.
Ann loved the Anglican Church and served as a lay reader in the Diocese of Algoma at The Church of the Redeemer in Thessalon and as Chaplain to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211, Bruce Mines. She found a warm and caring community at Christ Church in Edmonton for many years. Finally, she was a vestry-member of All Saints Anglican Church, Winnipeg, from 2016 until her death.
Ann's family would like to express heartfelt thanks to the Rev. Brent Neumann and the clergy, staff and people of All Saints for their friendship, kindness, and care during a difficult time. And to all her church communities, who gave her care, community and purpose through her life.
Given the current nature of the Covid-19 crisis, public memorial services in Winnipeg and Sault Ste. Marie will be announced at a later time.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 16, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Mrs. Brauer was my English teacher at CASS. I was very saddened to hear of her passing. You can go through your life and try to change things, maybe make things better, but it’s often difficult to determine if your efforts have done anything. She said something to me once, just a few well timed perfect sentences, that I have kept with me all these years. We should all aspire to make just one person’s life a better thing. - Posted by: Doug McGowan (Student ) on: Jul 08, 2020

  • Dear Christopher, Thomas and family I have so many fond memories of your dear Mom which go back to my nurse training days in 1968. She taught us sociology at that time. Later we reconnected when she attended The Church of The Redeemer. She was loved by all who had the honour of knowing her. She will be sadly missed and forever loved by those of us who knew her. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your families as you go through this time of grieving. May Our Lord give you His strength and peace during this sad and difficult time. Love and hugs Lily and Peter Hopp - Posted by: Lily Hopp (Friend) on: May 16, 2020

  • My condolences to Christopher and Thomas and their families on the death of their mother. Ann was a kind and gentle soul, and she will be greatly missed in our seniors' community. May she rest in peace until she rises in glory. - Posted by: Rene Jamieson (friend/co-resident) on: May 16, 2020

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