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WAKOLUK, Anna (nee Rozputynska)

December 21, 1922 – September 26, 2011

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Anna Wakoluk. She passed away peacefully on Monday, September 26, 2011 at the age of 88 years.

Anna was born December 21, 1922 in the village of Niewistka, Poland. As a young woman, Anna survived forced labour by Germany during the Second World War. She immigrated to Canada in 1949 under a program sponsored by the Canadian government. In order to repay her immigration debt, Anna worked as a domestic farm hand in Alberta. Anna endured many hardships and much suffering during her time here on earth.

Anna is survived by her children, John Wakoluk, Irene Leptich (Karl) and Henry Wakoluk (Beverly); five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother in Poland and sister in London, Ontario.

We pray that the peace that eluded her in life has embraced her in death.

A Celebration of Anna’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers and cards, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Anna Wakoluk, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Dear Henry and family:
    We are sorry that we could not attend the Celebration of your Mother’s Life. We want to pass on our condolences to you and your family.

    Rob and Rose Viani

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  2. Patsy (Finczak) Szczucki :

    My brother Peter informed me of your mother’s passing. Please accept my sincerest sympathies. I remember your mother when visiting with my mom…… she was such as sweet woman… very gentle and just plain sweet! I guess the two of them are now reunited again… this time in a different place, Heaven.

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