October 26, 1924 – Major, SK
July 25, 2013 – Calgary, AB
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Minerva.
She was born in Major, Saskatchewan; second youngest of 10 siblings. She met Tony at the Regina Prairie Flying School where he trained as a wireless operator in RCAF bombers during WWII. Minerva taxied those bombers into hangers where she worked on them as a grease monkey. Minerva and Tony were married for 66 years and lived in Vancouver where they had three children before moving to Calgary in 1965. Minerva was involved in many charities over the years. One of her favourite charities was knitting blankets for Rotary to be distributed to people in need. Minerva knitted hundreds of beautiful blankets over the many years. Minerva loved her family dearly and nothing was more important to her. She cherished every moment spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and they loved being with her. Minerva was gracious and kind and had a wonderful sense of humour. She will be missed but we will hold wonderful memories of her in our hearts and speak of her often.
Minerva is survived by her children and their spouses, Garry and Irma Anselmo of Vancouver, Dale LeBis of Calgary and Toni and Paul Trudel of Calgary; five grandchildren and their spouses, Janelle, David (Lisa), Adrien (Ana) and Jeffrey; two great-granddaughters Andrea and Adriana and her sister Myra Moorman. She was predeceased by her husband Tony Anselmo on November 10, 2009.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael Catholic Community Church (800 – 85 Street S.W.) on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Our most sincere thanks to Dr. Hall for his considerable care and kindness over the many years, as well as the care and kindness of Dr. Hogan, Cecile and the staff of Wentworth Manor.
In living memory of Minerva Anselmo, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences