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Date of Passing: May 18, 2022

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1951 – 2022

"Weeping may remain for a night,
But rejoicing comes in the morning."

Unexpectedly, but peacefully, on May 18, Anne passed away at home in the presence of her husband and son.
Anne will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 50 years, Andrew, son Stephen (Mahwash); mother Elly; brother Helmut (Kathy); sisters, Betty Boyer (Roland) and Connie Paterson (John); special grandson Isaak; nephews, Vaughn (Emily), Danny and Christopher, and nieces, Amanda (Marshall) and Tara. Son, Jonathan and father, Heinrich, predeceased Anne.
Anne was an adventurer, and therefore loved to travel. Since she was born in Germany, she loved visiting countries in Europe. As well, she had a special fondness for the Caribbean (especially Guyana, Cuba, Barbados, and Jamaica), Eswatini, Australia, Singapore, and Malaysia.
She had a passion for learning, choosing teaching as her profession. She loved to help those who struggled and found life challenging. Anne was rarely deterred and often successful in helping the younger ones, spending most of her career at the elementary levels in the River East Transcona School Division.
Anne was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a young adult and learned to be content and thrived with her unique circumstances. She trusted her life to God, who gave her much strength and grace to be generous and loving to all. She helped in various churches with their Sunday School programs and volunteered willingly to welcome visitors to their place of worship. For small groups she was extravagantly hospitable and enjoyed the discussions where Scriptures were studied.
There will be a viewing at 10:00 a.m. with the funeral service starting at 11:00 a.m. This will all take place on Thursday, May 26 at The Warehouse of Riverwood Church, 270 Gordon Avenue, Winnipeg. Interment to follow in Sunnyside Cemetery.

Donations can also be made to:
The HopeChest ( in Eswatini, South Africa.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 21, 2022

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • I had Mrs. Ying as my grade 1 teacher from 2011-2012. she was the most kind person I ever met and I forever called her "My favorite teacher of all time." After she retired, I would still see her as a substitute all the time and I would always take time to greet her and ask how she is. Even from the last time I saw her, (in 2019) she always told me how happy she was to see how far I have come. I hope I make you proud Mrs. Ying. - sincerely, Logan Frisch - Posted by: Logan Frisch (close friend (former student)) on: Jun 09, 2022

  • I did not know Anne personally, only through family stories from Elly, her mother. Clearly, she was a treasured daughter, helping constantly and being there for her mom and dad. Elly, mein herzliches Beileid. Eine Mutter soll nie ein Kind beerdigen muessen. Aber Du kannst stolz darauf sein, dass Du eine gute Tochter erzogen hast, mit all Deiner und Heinie's Liebe. Moege sie in Frieden sein. - Posted by: Trudy Baureiss (Friend of Elly and Heinrich, Annemarie's mother and pre-deceased father) on: Jun 09, 2022

  • Anne was such a beautiful soul. Her kind and gentle words always helped guide and comfort me. Andrew, you both opened your home wide with love and care for all who entered in. God’s peace be with you and your family as you celebrate the life he gave her with you. - Posted by: Kim D (Friend ) on: May 27, 2022

  • Anne made a huge impact with students and staff during her time at our school. She spread her love of reading and books with everyone! She will be greatly missed. Condolences to her family during this difficult time. - Posted by: Tarra Mackelson (Teaching colleague at Bertrun E. Glavin School) on: May 24, 2022

  • My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Anne’s gentle kind nature touched my heart in a very tender way. I know you will miss her deeply, when your are able I hope the memories and affirmations of her earthly spirit will bring you comfort and peace. Much love to you and your family. Sandy - Posted by: Sandy (Friend) on: May 23, 2022

  • Dear Andrew, Stephen & Family, So sorry to hear of Anne’s passing. We go back many years with teaching being a shared passion. Whenever I needed a substitute Anne was there to fill in. Her competency and thoroughness made it easy to return. Knowing Anne and her family was a pleasure. My thoughts and prayers are with you and may memories of your life together bring you some peace. Take care, - Posted by: Jan Butler (Friend) on: May 21, 2022

  • Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your dear wife and mother. Anne was a wonderful kindergarten teacher at Maple leaf school years ago: my daughter was in her class. I worked with Anne for awhile several years ago. She was one of the nicest, kindest, respectful people that I've worked with. I sincerely hope that the treasured memories you have of her will help you get through this sorrowful time. May Anne rest in peace. 🙏 - Posted by: O. Ricki Daly (Teacher at Maple Leaf) on: May 21, 2022

  • “Those we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch” Jack Thorne My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, Gaby Bartsch - Posted by: Gaby Bartsch (Family friend) on: May 21, 2022

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