September 10, 1918 – March 23, 2019
With heartfelt sorrow and everlasting love, we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Anne Krepiakevich. Our dear Baba and Mother was devoted to all of her family. We celebrated her 100th birthday on September 10, 2018 and that was a memorable day for all of her family and friends.
Born to Nick and Katherine Kolebaba(Oystryk) on September 10, 1918 in Rhein, Saskatchewan. Anne grew up in the Yorkton-Hamton area of Saskatchewan. She married John Krepiakevich in 1936. With two young daughters Iris and Diane, the family moved to Chilliwack, British Columbia in 1946. Her third child Terry was born in Chilliwack.
Anne and John were active in the Ukrainian community and supported the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Anne sang in the church choir and organized church bazaars. She baked delicious pies and prepared traditional Ukraininan food for church events and her family.
Anne was very proud of her Ukrainian heritage. She spent her leisure time reading literature, newspapers and magazines in the Ukrainian language and also embroidering in the famous Ukrainian cross-stitch.
Anne moved to Vancouver to be closer to her family and enjoyed her new home at the Windermere Care Centre. Anne was predeceased by her parents Nick and Katherine Kolebaba, husband John, two infant siblings, George and Martha and her dear sisters Lydia and Doris.
She is survived by her children Iris, Diane(Uli), Terry (Charlene), grandchildren Alexia, Stefan, Christopher, Warren(Joss), great grandchildren Kai and Reid, niece Judy, nephew Norman(Lois) and many friends in Chilliwack including Ron, Diana and Cooper McAndrew plus extended family in Yorkton.
There will be a family gathering and private service in Chilliwack to honour and remember Anne and to celebrate her long, well-lived life.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in Anne’s memory to the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, 910 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3H5 or a charity of your choice.