Mrs. Anne Wiens (nee
Schellenberg) of Cranbrook, BC, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 10, 2014 surrounded by her loving family at the age of 85.
Anne was born in Dundurn, Saskatchewan on December 10th, 1928, and grew up on the family farm near Coaldale, AB. Her faith in the Lord led her to attend Mennonite Bible Institute in Didsbury, AB where she forged many lifelong friendships. She later met the love of her life, Henry Wiens, while working in Calgary, and they married in 1952. Henry & Anne were soon blessed with 3 children before finally moving to Cranbrook in 1967, where their 4th child was born.
Anne adored being a wife, mother and homemaker. She possessed a simple and joyful grace that seemed to bring out the best in everyone, in every situation. Her bubbly laugh and sense of humour was always uplifting, and her steadfast faith in her Savior Jesus Christ was an inspiration to all who knew her.
Anne was avid bowler in the local womens’ league for many years. She enjoyed travelling, gardening, sewing, knitting, reading, and going for coffee with her many friends. Since moving to Cranbrook, Henry & Anne have been active members of First Baptist Church, and later, the Knox Presbyterian Church. She loved to sing and was active in the church choir up until her passing.
She is survived by her loving husband Henry, her four children Dan (Charlene) of Surrey, BC, Dyan (Ken) Thayer of Spokane, WA, Donna (Greg) Pascuzzo and Jamie of Cranbrook; her five grandchildren, Jenny (Marco) Guzzo, Sarah Maglio, Jake Whiteley, Jeff and Brock Pascuzzo; and her brother John Schellenberg of Calgary, AB. A memorial service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church on Saturday, January 18th at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Anne in a special way may do so with donations to the Mennonite Central Committee at: MCCBC, Box 2038, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 3T8.