November 7, 1915 – Granada, AB
January 4, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Anna Brittain (nee Capostinsky) was born November 7, 1915 on her parents homestead in Granada, Alberta. She passed away January 4, 2014 at the Mayfair Care Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
Anna will be forever missed by her loving family: three daughters, Mary of Calgary, Alice (Ross) of Flin Flon, Manitoba and Jo Ann (Harold) of Calgary; eight grandchildren, Jerry, Doug, Barbara, Sheila, Julie, Stewart, Corinne and Kent; fifteen great-grandchildren, Jason, Robert, Bradley, Carla, Calvin, Dustin, Jason, Stephanie, Nicole, Jeremiah, Joseph, Jessica, Julia, Devon and Sophia; and her four great-great-grandchildren, Xavier, Soren, Micah and Max; also her surviving sibling, Eva in Clearwater, BC; plus numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Howard Brittain in 1994, and grandsons Kevin Bonham (1973) and John Hillier (2007).
Anna grew up in a family of sixteen brothers and sisters. At an early age, she started working as a camp cook for her brothers. Her life experiences took her many places. She married Howard Brittain in 1966, residing in Delburne, Alberta. After Howard passed away she moved to Calgary to live with her daughters until she was transitioned to the Mayfair Care Centre in April 2009. Anna’s strong will and sense of humor will always be remembered. A big “Thank You” to all the staff at the Mayfair for their care and support. Cremation will be handled by McInnis and Holloway in Calgary and a celebration of life will take place in the summer of 2014. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Calgary.
In living memory of Anna Brittain, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences