(April 7, 1925 – March 29, 2015)
Anna Janzen was born in Adelsheim, Ukraine to David and Katharina Wiebe. Her childhood was one of poverty, famine and fear. As a teenager, she heard about God and His plan of salvation and prayed to receive Jesus as her Savior. Many years later, in Canada, she came to understand God’s love and forgiveness in her life! In WWII, Anna fled with her family from Russia through Poland, and on to Germany. She married Cornelius Janzen in 1946. Two children, Walter and Adina, were born in Germany. After much uncertainty, they immigrated to Canada, settling in Winfield, BC, in 1948. They lived in Kelowna for 12 years, where three more children, Erica, Linda and Harold, were born. In 1960, they moved to Abbotsford. In 1996, Anna suddenly lost her husband, her best friend. In later years and declining health, Anna made her last move to Tabor Home, where she received excellent care. Anna was a gifted homemaker, in cooking and sewing. She loved music, and encouraged her children to pursue singing and to follow their dreams. She was a great story teller, recounting her blessings! She missed her extended family who live in Ontario, and hence her passion for family togetherness with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Anna had many health challenges, but faced them with courage. She passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015, with her family surrounding her! She leaves behind: Sister, Tina Willms, Brother Henry Wiebe & wife Annie, sisters, Maria Marthol (Hans), Frieda Fowler (all of Ontario), as well as many nieces and nephews of BC, Ontario, Germany. Her children, grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren: Walter & Shirley Janzen – Julie & Chris Loeppky, Shalaya, Dezmond, Terrell, and Kenya; Jody and Dale Krahn, Drew, Jade and Kaci; Jackie & Todd Wickens, Taylor, Ella and Aiden. Adina & Rufus Loewen – Karletta & Rob Munchinksy, Jayden, Jefferson and Collin Dorilee & Kalvin Hildebrandt, Grace, Mariah, Julia, Peter, Evelyn, Kiara Olita Loewen Theodore & Joanne Loewen. Erica & Hermann Janzen – Orlando & Lorelei Janzen, Carys, Janae, Adri Franklin & Lorisa Janzen, Paige, Riley, Sierra, and Dakota Marlis & Robin Toews, Silas, Cash, Luca and Otto. Linda & Ewald Unruh – Cyndi & Myron Sawatzky, Kelly, Jaimie, Lucy and Zachary Rodney Unruh & Colleen McMahon, Benjamin and Lee Amy & Clint Thiessen, Madison. Harold & Frieda Janzen – Mitchell, Kayla. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm at King Road Church, 32068 King Road, Abbotsford, BC. Online condolences may be left at www.woodlawnfhabbotsford.com.
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