• Mar. 8, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Passing away peacefully in her sleep at The Pines at age 87, Ann continues on her next journey to join her beloved husband Paul who left us in 2000.

Ann was born in Kerrobert, Sask. to parents who immigrated via ship from Odessa, Russia and were amongst the first Canadian pioneers to be allotted Prairie homesteads. With enough sisters (and one brother!) to make up an entire baseball team, Ann and her siblings worked very hard on the farm between going to school, but also shared many moments of fun.

Ann provided care and compassion to the elderly at a Salvation Army special care home where she worked for many years. Later in Saskatoon after her marriage, she helped manage the family business and ran a busy household which always included various boarders (relatives, students and workers). Lucky were those who lived in or visited the Henrich household – known for its welcoming, special brand of “Paul and Ann” hospitality, and Ann’s delectable cooking that included home-grown vegetables, fruits and herbs. Numerous bocce, croquet, horseshoe and card game tournaments and parties were enjoyed by all at their Wasa Lake acreage. Ann was the foreman for an all-woman tree planting crew, leaving a wonderful legacy of new forests in the East Kootenays.

Angelina is survived by her best galpal and daughter Karen (husband Wayne, and step-grandchildren Ali and Rob), and her son Ron (wife Darlene) and only grandchild Matthew (Amanda, Janasha) who have always lived close by. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the amazing and caring staff at The Pines special care home.

A Celebration of Life for our Mom will be held on Saturday, May 24: 11 AM service at the Sacred Heart Church (502 Church Ave, Kimberley, BC), followed by a luncheon/reminiscing at the Elks Hall (240 Howard St, Kimberley, BC). In lieu of flowers, the Family requests that Ann’s friends make a donation to a local charity of their choice or donate to