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ANNA SCHAEFER (EPP) Obituary pic


Born: Jun 10, 1934

Date of Passing: Jun 16, 2022

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(nee EPP)

June 10, 1934 - June 16, 2022

It is with profound thankfulness for the life and love of Ann Schaefer, wife, mother and grandmother, that we announce her death.
Ann was born in Winnipeg and grew up in St. Catharines, ON. She married Wilfried Schaefer in 1958 and they returned to Winnipeg to live and raise their three children. After many years working as a bank teller, at age 49 Ann decided to pursue her dream to become a nurse. She finished high school and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1986. Then followed ten fulfilling years in which she enjoyed caring for psychiatric patients at Grace Hospital.
Ann was a beautiful woman inside and out. Her creative spirit shone through in her art, her excellent taste in fashion and home decor, her passion for rocks and gems, and her Christmas displays and cookie baking. She and Wilf hosted many unforgettable parties with their dear friends. In their retirement, they enjoyed travelling the world. Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1997, Ann endured her declining health with remarkable grace and courage and was an inspiration to us all. We are so grateful for the wonderful care she received from the staff at Simkin Centre over the past eight years.
Ann is survived by her husband Wilf, her daughter Leilani (Carlos), sons, Paul (Anna) and Carl, grandchildren, Alec, Nicola (Adrian), Molly, Charlie, Christian and David, and her brother John Epp. She was predeceased by her parents, Gerhard and Maria Epp, her sister Mary, her brothers, George, Henry and David and their spouses.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Parkinson Canada.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 25, 2022

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Dear Wilf, so sorry to have learned from Arnie this morning that Ann has died. You must be feeling lost and bereft. You were the most loving and faithful of husbands. Sending you my commiserations at this sad time, David Turner - Posted by: David Turner (Friend/co-worker) on: Jun 29, 2022

  • Wilf, I recall meeting Ann only once, at a staff get together that you and Ann hosted at your home in St. James. Ann was so generous and welcoming that I left that evening feeling like we were old friends. It's always been obvious how much you care for her, and I can only imagine how much you will miss her. - Posted by: Murray MacKay (Friend and former colleague.) on: Jun 29, 2022

  • Hi Wilf. Denis and I were very sorry to hear about your loss. We did not know Ann, but know that she was deeply loved and will be missed. Thinking of you Wilf. - Posted by: Donna Tellier (Friend) on: Jun 28, 2022

  • Condolences to Ann’s family. Sorry for your loss. I would concur—Ann had an artsy flair in all things! Ann was my co-worker at Grace. She was a good nurse, meaning she had the required skill set, but also empathy and compassion for those who needed us. Hopefully that is also what she received in turn in the last years of her life. - Posted by: Marlene (Co-worker at Grace) on: Jun 25, 2022

  • I knew Ann from when we worked together in Psychiatry back in the mid 80's. When I remember Ann, I reflect on her class and compassion she shared with everyone around her. She was so warm and kind to the patients. It was a pleasure knowing Ann and working with her. My condolences to the Schaefer family. Sandy Cook - Posted by: Sandy Cook (co-worker) on: Jun 25, 2022

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