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Born: Feb 06, 1923
Date of Passing: Dec 27, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
Anna was born in Baldur, Manitoba on February 6, 1923 to Peter and Helena (Kwiatkowski) Bembenek. Anna was predeceased by her father and mother, her brother John and sister-in-law Marcella, her brother Frank and sister-in-law Ann, her sister Mary Weselake and brother-in-law Mike Weselake, her brother Joe, her sister Amy Ogrodnik and brother-in-law Charlie Ogrodnik, her sister Bernice Yaniw, and brother-in-law Joe Yaniw, her sister Carol (Bembenek) Klem, her brother August and sister-in-law Helen, her brother Martin (Jean), her sister Rose Jurkowski (Henry), her brother Nick and sister-in-law Marion, her brother Paul and sister-in-law Helen.
Anna is survived by her older brother Anthony Bambenek and his wife Betsy of Winnipeg, her brother-in-law Henry Jurkowski of Winnipeg, her younger sister Jean also of Winnipeg, and her sister-in-law Jean of Kelowna (Martin); as well as numerous nieces and nephews and all of their offspring.
Anna's great devotion for her faith, her family, her friends and even those she did not know was, without question, never ending. She was a decades long parishioner of St. John Cantius Church. She also attended mass at St. Mary's Cathedral quite often with her sister Jean. As well, Anna and Jean prayed the rosary regularly. Anna volunteered for many years at St. Joseph's Residence with her sister Jean.
After the Bembenek family moved to Winnipeg in the 1940s, Anna found work as a file clerk at the Children's Hospital. She loved children and they were naturally drawn to her. Then for decades, Anna looked after Babcia on Polson Avenue.... she did the cooking, cleaning, sewing, gardening, yard work etc. Anna was an enthusiastic bicyclist; riding her blue bike to run errands or to visit family and friends. Anna loved baseball and would fondly reminisce about the Baldur "Bush Rabbits" baseball team while watching the "Blue Jays" on TV. Then there were the many road trips that she made to Grand Beach for the day or often visiting her brother Tony's farm in Treherne to enjoy country life with his family. A highlight of Anna's life was when in 1988 she and her sister Jean made a trip to Medjugorje, Yugoslavia to visit a shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Anna also loved to play cards. When the meal was over, the table cleared, and the dishes done.... out came the cards. Oh to have just one more game of rummy or cribbage.
Many thanks to the the Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate at Holy Family Home and the staff of Sacred Heart Unit 2A, especially Magda for her kind patience and compassion.
Due to Covid restrictions a private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at St. John Cantius Church with interment at Holy Ghost Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 09, 2021
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
Auntie Ann....We love you....Forever in our Hearts. - Posted by: Teresa,Tina, Myles (Bembenek) (Nieces, Nephew) on: Jan 17, 2021
Auntie Anna will be always in our cherished memories from the numerous stories that have been told from family members. May she rest in eternal peace. - Posted by: Ron and Calli Klem & Family (Great Nephew, Great Niece-in-law and children)) on: Jan 12, 2021
Auntie Anna will be forever missed and remembered. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Diane and George Klem (Nephew and niece-in-law ) on: Jan 11, 2021
Ann + her sister Jean were my customers at Hair sensation .Loves to see both ladies .Ann was a very beautiful person . Condolences to Jean & family. Love Rose - Posted by: Rose-Marie Delorme (hairdresser) on: Jan 11, 2021
My sincere condolences Anthony, Betty and family on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this difficult time. Cherish the years and memories you had with your sister Anthony. Love, Heather - Posted by: Heather Swanson (Friend ) on: Jan 09, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with the family, may she rest in peace. - Posted by: Sheila Webb (Friend of Tony, Betsy and Kathy) on: Jan 09, 2021
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