Ann Unrau peacefully passed away at the age of 76 years on Tuesday May 2, 2017 at 12:07 a.m. at Boundary Trails Health Centre with John and Robert by her side. Ann was born on January 8, 1941 to Anton and Tina Dyck in Austin, MB. Left to mourn is her husband of almost 42 years, John, son, Robert, daughter, Joanne and her husband, Harv and their children, one brother, two sisters and their families as well as numerous nieces and nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her father in 2002, her mother in 2007 and her grandson, Jayden Martens in 2004. Growing up, Ann attended the Kronsweide Sommerfeld Church and upon confession of her faith was baptized on June 9, 1963 at Kronsweide Sommerfeld Church. Ann, the oldest of four children spent her childhood growing up on her parents’ farm in the Melba school district area where she attended grade school. She completed her high school education in Lowe Farm after which she moved to Winnipeg and worked at Standard Aero. In 1962, Ann was blessed with the birth of her son, Robert which led to her moving back to Southern Manitoba. There she became employed as a telephone operator for MTS, first in Plum Coulee and later in Morden. Upon deciding to further her education, she returned to school attending MIT in Winnipeg to study stenography. After this, she found employment as the secretary to the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Manitoba situated at the Health Sciences Centre then known as the General Hospital, where she remained until 1973. She then moved to Winkler, taking on the job as the school secretary at the Garden Valley Collegiate. This is when a gentleman from her past started “calling” on Ann and they rekindled a friendship they had in their teens. On July 19, 1975, she married John P Unrau. They established their home on the Unrau family farm, north-west of Rosenfeld, just a few miles from her childhood home. In November 1976, they were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Joanne. During their time on the farm, Ann always kept busy. As well as raising her family with John and helping him on the farm. She had many hobbies which she excelled at such as gardening, sewing and knitting to name just a few. She loved to go camping with the family. She took up piano lessons again and ended up playing organ at her church in Kronsweide. She was also a school trustee at the Rhineland school division for six years. After the kids grew up and she had a bit more time on her hands she returned to working outside the farm, and took on the job as secretary at various businesses. The farm sold in 2004 and they moved to Winkler. Ann began to volunteer at Faith Mission and at church as her health allowed. She continued to pursue her hobbies and spent time on her computer. Ann faithfully kept in touch with many friends, relatives and family from all over through Facebook and emails. In 2001, Ann suffered a heart attack which resulted in her continued struggle with congestive heart failure. On the evening of Thursday April 13, John realized something was wrong and had a conversation with Ann’s doctor who admitted her to Boundary Trails Health Centre. Within the next two weeks, the doctors had diagnosed tumors in both her lungs and confirmed that she had stage 4 bone cancer. Monday evening, God answered her and let her fall into a deep, peaceful sleep after a restless day and within a few hours, took her home. Funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday May 6, 2017 at Winkler Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with interment at Westridge Memorial Gardens. The family is grateful and blessed for all the support they have been shown these last few weeks. Thank you for the excellent care provided by the doctors, nurses and support staff at BTHC. Thank you for the support from the Sommerfeld Church Ministerial. Thank you Bishop Art Wiebe and Kathy, for your help with the funeral arrangements and doing the service. Thank you for the help in serving at the funeral to the pallbearers, ushers, organist, songleaders, parking attendants and food servers from the church. Thank you to the staff at Wiebe Funeral Home for taking care of all the arrangements. Thank you friends and family for the visits, cards, food and gifts. It was a blessing to know that mom had regular company in the hospital. Your support has helped in this time. Thank you for your prayers.