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Born: Nov 27, 1942

Date of Passing: Feb 27, 2022

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Ann Heinrichs (nee Loeppky) was born on November 27,1942, at home, the fifth of twelve children; and her birth was registered on November 28,1942, near Tolstoi, MB. She died quietly in her home kitchen on February 27, 2022, near Stonewall, MB with her loving and devoted husband by her side.
Ann enjoyed 56 years of marriage with her husband Al. They worked together as a team building two houses, travelling extensively to multiple continents, and enjoying many canoe and backpacking trips. They were active in their church and ministered in a variety of ways such as marriage counselling for twenty couples. Ann was diagnosed with Lewy Body dementia ten years ago. This brought both great challenges and great joys to their relationship. It became apparent over time that this disease was a privilege that God had given them; their relationship grew as a result.
Family was a top priority for Ann; she had two children Maxine (spouse John, children Satu and Asherah) and Kenneth (spouse Nicole, children Sayla, Neige, Jada, and Brielle). As a mother and grandmother, she was loving, sincere, and always there when you needed her. She combined wisdom with wit and had a listening ear with a compassionate response.
Family for Ann was more than just the core four; it extended to her numerous siblings, in-laws, and friends. She played crokinole with precision at family gatherings and shared many outdoor adventures including mountain climbing and fishing (or, more precisely, watching fishing) with those she loved.
Although she was a consummate host, she enjoyed her alone time. She would go for long walks no matter the weather, read enthusiastically, craft expert needlework and quilting, and savoured her time in the yard and garden.
Ann was the head nurse of the Teulon Personal Care Home in the 1980s and 1990s where she cultivated an atmosphere of professional and compassionate care. This care was reciprocated by aides who worked in her home over the last seven years. For their gift of time to her and to Al, we extend our deep appreciation.
Funeral services will be at their home church of 46 years, New Life Church in Stonewall, MB on Saturday, March 5,2022, at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome. Public health orders will be followed; facemasks must be worn. The service will also be live streamed at the church's YouTube channel New Life Stonewall.
Donations may be made in Ann's memory to the Union Gospel Mission in Winnipeg where she served both in the kitchen and on the board.

MacKenzie Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 02, 2022

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • Dear Al, Maxine and Family and Ken and family. We extend our deepest condolences to you all. As I read the obit I was reminded of how Ann and I would coffee together at each other's houses during the years we lived on the dump road and always enjoyed a good chin wag with her on so many topics. May God continue to give you comfort and that wonderful hope of a reunion on the other side. - Posted by: John and Connie Kroeker (Friends and former neighbors) on: Mar 13, 2022

  • Thinking of you as we remember our times together. May you find comfort in the memories and stories that are shared and as we continue to live one step and breathe at a time. - Posted by: Maryann Koop (Cousin) on: Mar 05, 2022

  • Al, Maxine and Kenny, We have thought of you often since we moved from Stonewall. Ann was a special friend to me for many years! Our condolences go out to you. - Posted by: Edward and Dorothy Lounsbury (Friends) on: Mar 05, 2022

  • Dear Al, We send our condolences to you, Al, and pray God's comfort and peace at this difficult time. - Posted by: Ulrich and Pat Janz (friend) on: Mar 05, 2022

  • We are saddened to learn of Ann’s passing. She was a special and independent person that often contributed a unique perspective on issues. We are the richer for having known her. Our sincere sympathies to Al, Maxine, Ken and their families. Linda and Wayne Harden - Posted by: Linda and Wayne Harden (Friends) on: Mar 05, 2022

  • I would just like to tell you that I am thinking of you at this time of Ann’s passing, but though I have not seen you people lately, I have been thinking of you and will remember you all this time. God loves you and so do I. - Posted by: Karen Buhler (Cousin ) on: Mar 03, 2022

  • May the presence of the LORD be your consolation at this time. - Posted by: peter buhler (uncle) on: Mar 03, 2022

  • I was a guest in Ann’s life and now she has become a chapter worth reading in mine. - Posted by: Colleen (Caregiver) on: Mar 03, 2022

  • Dear Al, Maxine, and Ken, Phyllis & I have been so blessed by your family for the past 40+ years. She brought much glory to God, and we look forward to truly wonderful reunions in His time. - Posted by: Doug and Phyllis Trick (friends) on: Mar 03, 2022

  • So sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife, mother and grandmother. I, Sue enjoyed our visits over lunch and her wise counsel. I loved her unique perspective on a wide range of subjects. She is gone but will never be forgotten. Anne has left rich memories behind, so that in the days ahead you will remember and know that those memories will always keep her with you in your heart. - Posted by: Harry and Susan dePutter (friend) on: Mar 03, 2022

  • Dear Al and family, It was an honor to be in your home and to care for Ann. You are a lovely family. Thinking of you all during this time. - Posted by: Ari Farpelha (Caregiver) on: Mar 02, 2022

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