Anne Agnes Smaha


It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Anne Agnes Smaha (nee Novakowski) on April 17, 2004, at the Gateby Intermediate Care Facility in Vernon, at the age of 90 years. Anne was born in Krydor, Saskatchewan on February 2, 1914; one of eleven children to Victor and Pearl Novakowski. After her marriage to Michael Smaha on January 27, 1942, Anne and Michael moved to Grindrod, until their retirement to Vernon. Anne loved her family, especially when they travelled a great distance to stay at the farm house, and she spent much time creating incredible meals for guests to dine upon and loved every moment preparing for and visiting with their guests. Anne was active in her church and in the Catholic Womens League. As well as being a fantastic cook plus a phenomenal gardener, Anne was greatly admired for her talent and artful ability in creating beautiful knitted and crocheted works. Anne was predeceased by her husband on June 15, 1985; her parents Victor and Pearl Novakowski; sister Mary; and brothers Joe, Walter, John, Mike, Peter, Stanley and Edward. Anne is survived by son, Mervyn (Susanne), daughter, Deanna (Woody) and grandchildren: Nadine, Brittany, Aaron and five great-grandchildren; brothers Tony (Anne), Albert (Emily); special nieces Emily Bajbula, Nellie Woznica and many other loving nieces, nephews and extended family members. She is greatly loved and will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all her family members, friends and all who knew her. Thank you to the nurses and staff at the Gateby for treating Anne with so much love and care. Prayers were recited at St. James’ Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 21 at at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass was celebrated there on Thursday, April 22, at 10:30 A.M., with the Rev. Father Domingo Cedo, celebrant. Interment followed in Vernon City Cemetery. Arrangements were in the care of Vernon Funeral Home.

Vernon Morning Star

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