Left to cherish her memory are her four children: Bruce (Sue-Ann), Dean (Mary Lou), Cindy (Dave) Reimer, and Larisa (Darrell) Ens; 10 grandchildren: Evann and Kylie Waschuk; Ben (Nicole), Ellyn, and Graham (Abigail) Waschuk; Joel and Adrienne Reimer; Riley, Campbell and Nate Ens. She is also survived by her sisters Mary James, Lucille Clary, Ruth Davidchuk, numerous nieces and nephews, and many good friends.
Anne was predeceased by her parents, Matthew and Antonia Davidchuk; brothers Michael and Jack Davidchuk and sisters Sandra Dawson, Nell Taylor, and Leah Preston.
Anne was born in Novosuilki, Ukraine, in 1936. The family immigrated to Canada in 1938 and settled in the Swan River farming community. Anne and Steve met while living in Swan River and moved to Winnipeg when they got married.
Anne started her career teaching in a single-room country school at the age of seventeen. Her passion for helping others was ignited and she went on to pursue Teacher’s College completing her Bachelor of Arts in 1969, Bachelor of Education in 1970, and Master of Education in 1974 from the University of Manitoba. She taught in various positions in the classroom as well as several university and government agencies and finished her career as a reading clinician. She impacted many students and teachers throughout her career, volunteering in numerous capacities and received the International Reading Association Maryann Manning Outstanding Volunteer Service Award. Even though she received many professional accolades over the decades her true satisfaction came from working with students. Her eyes lit up anytime she was able to teach them to read, write and believe in themselves.
Anne loved to serve the Lord at Charleswood Temple in her younger years and Calvary Temple after that. She used her God-given talent to teach Sunday School, speak at Calvary Temple Youth Camp, and lead Alpha groups. Anne was a true servant that gave her time and love to others selflessly. Later in life, Anne took many mission trips to the Ukraine and Kazakhstan and was passionate about empowering teachers in these countries while introducing the Bible.
Anne raised her family to focus on God always. She supported her children throughout their endeavors and loved family gatherings. Anne loved to bring people together, and the door was always open at the Waschuk home as she welcomed many relatives, friends, and newcomers with a meal or a place to stay. She was also eager to share her passion for reading with her grandchildren and celebrated their successes.
We will remember Mom for her love for the Lord and her family, her determined work ethic, and her generosity. She had a true servant's heart.
Thank you to the staff at Meadowood Manor for looking after Anne so well.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private family service will be held Wednesday, August 25 at 1:00 p.m. The service will be live-streamed at ctwinnipeg.com.