Annie Pauline Hack (nee Swanson), passed away peacefully, February 3, 2012 in her 87th year.
Born in Trochu, Alberta July 25, 1925, Anne will be greatly missed by her husband Herbert, to whom she had been married for 63 years, by her children Lorraine (Dave Stevens), Allan (Judy), Leslie (Joan), Dorothy, and by her 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She is survived by 2 sisters, 7 sisters- and brothers-in-law.
Anne grew up in the Three Hills area of Alberta, then moved to Vancouver where she later met and married Herb. Eventually they settled in Sardis/Chilliwack in 1957. Family and friends were very important to Anne and Herb and their home was always open to one and all. They loved camping and traveled to many different parts of Canada and the world to visit family and enjoy the sights. Anne very much enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, and sharing her hospitality with everyone she could.
Anne had been employed at the Coqualeetza Hospital and at Sears. Many knew Anne through her volunteer work for many years at the Hospital Service League, the MCC, and the Chilliwack Alliance Church, where as a member she was actively involved for over 50 years.
She prayed for and encouraged others to rely on God no matter what their circumstances were. She wanted others to know the joy and hope that she had found in her relationship with God through Christ. Her life was marked by a strong faith in and reliance on Christ, whom she proclaimed as her Saviour, and in whose care she rests.
Visitation: Mon., Feb. 13, 2012, 6-9 pm, Woodlawn Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave.
Graveside Service: Tues. 12:30 pm at Legion Cemetery, Chilliwack Mountain Cemetery
A Celebration of Anne’s Life will be held on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012, 2 pm, Chilliwack Alliance Church, 8700 Young Rd.
Donations can be made in Anne’s honour to the work of her friends Jim and Vegas Dargatz. Their work enables 400 children in Peru to attend a 6 week camp each year. Mailing address: SIM Canada, 10 Huntingdale Blvd. Scarborough, ON M1W 2S5. Designate: “Project 89270, Camp La Joya, in memory of Annie Hack”
Alternately, donations can be made to the BC Lung Association, 2675 Oak St., Vancouver, BC V6H 2K2.
Anne’s family wishes to thank everyone for their love and encouragement at this time.