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SCHWINGHAMER – Ann (nee Kamper)

March 31, 1913 – February 18, 2011

Ann Schwinghamer, wife, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away on Friday, February 18, 2011 at the Foothills Hospital with her daughter Myrna at her side. She was predeceased by her husband Frank (Francis). She is survived by her loving children, daughter Inez and husband George, Myrna and partner Ron, son Gordon and wife Jane. She was the proud grandmother of four wonderful grandchildren, Michelle, Heather, Samantha and Nick and one beautiful great grandson Rowan.

Ann’s life took many unexpected turns, travelling from Germany to Bruno, Saskatchewan in 1948, from Bruno she moved to Three Hills then Calgary then Golden to finally retire in Kelowna, BC. She made many winter sojourns to Scottsdale, Arizona where she was surrounded by countless friends and relatives. She was able to continue the yearly trips well into her 90s. She also loved her annual trips to Stowe, Vermont every summer and for Christmas, visiting with her daughter Inez and son-in-law George.

She was the consummate matriarch. She was a determined, resourceful, hardworking woman, and listed among her many accomplishments would be homemaker, loving mother, successful hotelier and restauranteur. She was a huge hockey fan, loved the mountains, adored flowers, ABBA and the bagpipes, and her faithful cat Missy. She will be deeply missed by her family and dear friends and fellow residents and staff at the Fountains of Mission, and especially her favorite caregiver and friend Clara.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Ann Schwinghamer, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. John C Armstrong :

    What a life! Ann was a wonderful study in spunk and spirit. It was a joy to have known her and to have listened to her many life experiences.
    She will be missed.

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  2. Pat and Alice Shea :

    We knew Ann and Frank way back in Three Hills. We are happy that she had a long and happy life.

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  3. Edna & Howard Johnstone :

    We were saddened when we heard of the passing of Ann. Howard always enjoyed her visits and myself as well after meeting her. She was a great lady. Our heartfelt condolences to you, Myrna, Inez, Gord, and family members. I’m sure you all have many fond memories to cherish.
    Sincerely,
    Edna & Howard

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  4. Myrna,

    I’m so very sorry for your loss! Although I never met your mom in person – I feel like I know her from all the stories! She was quite a lady! I’m sorry I couldn’t be with you today – but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers!

    xo Kathy

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  5. Karen Schwinghamer :

    The Schwinghamers from Rollin’s family were very sorry to hear about Ann’s death.

    We treasure the story she wrote about her early experiences in Germany and Canada. We have nice memories of her visits with our family and recently of phone calls between her and my mother.

    Our sincere condolences,

    Karen Schwinghamer and Rollin’s family

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