ISKIW, Anna Gertrude (nee Peters)

With heavy hearts we said our last goodbyes to Anna as she passed peacefully.

Anna will be sadly missed by her loving partner Jim Blake; daughter Lesley Ann West (Kurt); son Bernie Wood (Nicole Sinclair); foster daughter Nicki Specht; grandchildren Cole Sinclair, Bailey Wood, Hayley Rayne, Jolie Specht; and her precious great granddaughter Lily Collins.

She also leaves to mourn her stepmother Edda Peters; brother John Peters (Rita); sister Maria Pavan (Don) and Jim’s daughter Jessica Blake (Kim Rudiger-Prybylski) as well as extended family in Canada and the Netherlands and countless friends.

Anna was born in the city of Venlo in the Netherlands and immigrated to Edmonton with her family when she was an infant. Anna lived most of her life in Edmonton and Calgary.

Known as a warm, caring, strong and generous person, Anna stayed positive even when dealing with demanding challenges in life. After losing her mother when Anna was 11, she helped raise her little sister who adored her. She then raised her children on her own after the passing of their father Leslie Wood early in their marriage. Anna became the pillar of strength for their loving family. Her heart and home were always open to others.

Anna was friendly and fun to be with and touched a large number of people. She enjoyed playing golf and missed the game and the camaraderie of her ladies’ group terribly when her failing health took her off the course.

Sincere thanks to Anna’s colleagues and friends at Serenity Funeral Services who were like an extended family to her.

Thanks to the staff at University of Alberta Hospital ICU Unit for their care and compassion.

It was Anna’s wish that any memorial tributes be made in the form of charitable donations to SCARS (Second Chance Animal Rescue Society),


Serenity Funeral Service – South Edmonton, (780)450-0101

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Melody Roth-Sinclair

My deepest condolences
Lesley Hayley and munchin princess lily on the loss of a mom grandma greatgrandma
Anna may you dance in the sky and rest easy with the rest of the angels up there
Let the sunlight reflect your smile
Your tears reflect the pain that it may be long time before you all will meet again

God bless you Angel Anna

Carol Summersgill

I will always remember your laughter and the many fine times we got to share . So , it’s with a smile that I will remember you . You have filled many hearts with beautiful thoughts and memories . Rest peacefully Ann . To Bernie , Leslie and families we send our love and deepest condolences.

Tara Ricioppo

I will always remember “Auntie” Ann is a kind and loving momma bear. A very strong woman who dealt with a lot in her life. My condolences to Lesley and Bernie and their families.

Kevin Wilde

You will always be a part of me. Thank you for taking me in and showing me what having a family is all about. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without you. Love you Anna. Sorry for your loss Bernie and Lesley. Love you guys.

Shawn Whitfield

Every time I see he photo I’m reminded of her beautiful smile. My heart and prayers goes out to Leslie and family. Sending love and prayers.

Corrine Thain

I’m so heartbroken to hear of your passing. You are still a ray of love and Sunshine no matter where you are. I hope all these beautiful memories we all have of you help us heal this empty space in our hearts. Much love to the family and your friends. You will be missed greatly.

Tanya Morrissey

Leslie and Kurt I send my deepest condolences to you at this time, may she Rest In Peace and be in your hearts always.


It still doesn’t feel real MoMA! You were and are so loved.❤️Rest easy

Gord & Cindy Kadatz

Our condolences to Ann’s family at this time. Anna was a person that we had the opportunity to work with during our employment with the Serenity group. She will never be forgotten. May she Rest In Peace.

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