SOUTHERN, Anastasia “Ann” (nee Gartner)
It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our beloved mother who passed away November 21, 2015 at the age of 79.
She will be forever remembered by her husband of 43 years Jim; daughter Tammy and her husband Chris; son Tom and their dear pets Ila, Maverick and Bobbi; remaining sisters: Helen, Rosaline, Augustine; two brothers: Paul (Donna), Edwin (Vicki); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Ann was predeceased by her parents Adam and Rosa Gartner; four sisters: Bergetta, Lillian, Leona and Anna Mary.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 1:30 pm at Strathearn United Church. Cremation has taken place.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Sandhu, the Hematology Ward at U of A Hospital during the treatment phase of her (AML) Leukemia, also St. Joseph’s Palliative Hospice Unit for their kindness, care and support shown to our mother, Ann during her time there.
Our mother’s life was greatly extended after her Leukemia diagnosis by the gift of blood and blood donors. Quite literally the gift of Life. For those inclined please consider becoming a blood donor in her honour (www.blood.ca) or give monetary donation in her name to Canadian Blood Services, (fundraising.blood.ca).
Memorial donations in Ann Southern’s honour may be made specifically to a fundraising effort by her daughter, Tammy, to run a marathon with proceeds going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada in Ann Southern’s honor.
*please see link for details:
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada