In loving memory of our dearest mother
Anna Maria Klassen
Anna went home to her Lord and Saviour on May 8, 2009 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox. She was born in Nordheim, Russia on January 14, 1925. Her family immigrated from Russia to Coaldale, Alberta in 1927. The family lived there for seven years before becoming one of the first Mennonite families to settle on a farm on Endall Road in Black Creek in 1934.
Anna was married to Peter Klassen for 37 years until his passing in December 1995. She will be sadly missed by her three children and their families: Ella (Theo) Neuhauser, Jim (Sherry) Klassen, Violet (Ken) Falk. Her grandchildren are Jeff, Heidi, Bryan, Jason, Sheldon and Kaitlyn Falk; Jesse (Kori), Dustin (Jessi), Megan, Katie and Tiana Neuhauser; She is also survived by her siblings: Tina (Corny) Thiessen, Mary Warkentin and Elfrieda (Walt) Philippsen; Sisters-in-law Hilda Unger and Kay McConnell. She is predeceased by her brothers Henry and Jake Unger and brother-in-law John Warkentin. Anna also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and a large extended church family.
Anna is remembered for being a loving mother, grandma and friend to young and old. She loved to laugh, often had a sparkle in her eye and made everyone feel special. She was an extraordinary storyteller and captivated her grandchildren with stories from her youth. She was a godly woman who blessed many with her wisdom, honesty, generosity, prayer and selfless devotion to God.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the 3rd floor nursing staff who went above and beyond. They also are grateful to Dr. Doug Anderson for his professional skill, kindness and compassion in caring for our mother.
The funeral will be held on Thursday, May 14 at 1:30 pm at the Black Creek Mennonite Brethren Church. A viewing will be held at 12:30-1 pm at the church.