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Born: Jan 13, 1953
Date of Passing: Aug 09, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
January 13, 1953 - August 9, 2022
Es hat dem Herrn über Leben und Tod gefallen, unsere liebe Schwester, Mutter und Ankela aus dieser Welt abzurufen und in die ewige Heimat zu nehmen.
After weeks of gradual weakening, our Anna passed away gently and peacefully here at home.
Anna was born at New Rosedale Colony, Portage la Prairie, MB, the sixth of the twelve children of Peter and Sarah (Wurtz) Maendel.
Anna attended the two-room Fairholme Elementary School, where Dad taught grades four to eight. Attendance to age 16 was mandatory, so she followed the example of a few others by completing grade nine via correspondence courses.
In Spring, 1976, our family welcomed infant twin boys, later adopting them in a joint guardianship between Dad and his daughters, Anna and Rita. James and Jason enriched our lives, enlivening our home, school, and community. We owe a great debt of gratitude to two members of Winnipeg's Jewish Community: retired lawyer, Samuel Malamud, and the late Provincial Court Judge Edwin Kimelman.
On Palm Sunday, April 3, 1977, Anna requested and received Believers Baptism and was accepted as a sister in the Hutterian Brethren Church.
In May 2019, Anna had major cancer surgery and a three-week stay at St. Boniface Hospital - an overwhelmingly positive experience all around, which inspired deep gratitude for her caregivers and surgical team, especially Drs. Sarah Keen and Erin Dean.
Anna adjusted well to the lifestyle changes resulting from a double ostomy, speaking openly about it in order to educate people.
Anna is predeceased by her grandparents, Paul and Anna (Hofer) Wurtz; Joseph and Katherina (Hofer), Rachel (Gross) Maendel; her parents, Peter and Sarah (Wurtz) Maendel; siblings, Sarah (1957), Peter (2008), Selma (2014), Arthur (2019); nieces: Petra (1974), Krista (1981).
She leaves to mourn, siblings, Pauline (Jonathan) Maendel, Chris (Catherine) Maendel, Dora, Rita (Jonathan) Wurtz, Anita (Glen) Schattner, Sandra (Eddie) Wollmann, Judy; sisters-in-law, Clara (Peter) Maendel, Anna (Arthur) Maendel; sons, Jamie (Evelyn - Kaylee, Sasha, Casey) Pelletier Maendel; Jason (Eileen - Sofia, Pedro, Taya) Pelletier Maendel; aunt Mary (Maendel) Dornn; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and all of Fairholme Colony.
May her memory be a blessing.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 17, 2022
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
To Anna’s family I only found out today that Anna has passed. She was such a lovely person and I always enjoyed our (quilting) visits. I am so very, very sorry to hear the news that this wonderful, kind woman has gone. My sincere sympathy. - Posted by: Sharon Leckie (Friend ) on: Jan 25, 2023
Just read Anna's obituary and I wanted to say my prayers and thoughts are with you Dora your family and the rest of the colony. I have thought of the two of you girls and the times we had. Fond memories of time spend during breaks on walks fieldtrips and related school activities. Stay happy healthy and productive. Friend from the past Mike Peterson. - Posted by: Michael Peterson (Cooperating teacher for Dora during her training at Donwood School) on: Dec 28, 2022
Our deepest condolences from the family of the late Judge Edwin Kimelman. Such a remarkable women and family. - Posted by: Jodi McLean (Daughter of the late Judge Edwin Kimelman) on: Dec 22, 2022
Condolences to the Maendel Family & the entire Fairholm Colony..Don’t pass by this obit without reading it & googling Anna’s name and read the Winnipeg Free Press article about Anna’s educational accomplishments..Great read and accomplishment for Anna Condolences from The Roche Family - Posted by: Bruce Roche (Friends of people at Fairholm Colony) on: Dec 17, 2022
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