It is with great sadness that the family and friends of Ann Nachai announce her passing on October 26, 2020.  Ann enjoyed a life full of accomplishments.  Her career began in advertising with The Edmonton Journal, where she remained for fifteen years.  Being a restless soul, Ann switched careers and took on the challenge of designing the program for and running a small-business training centre, The Training Network. During her twenty-five years in this endeavour, she helped many people reach their business goals.  Through these successes, Ann proved she accomplished that which she set out to do.

Upon retirement, Ann switched her energy to providing care to her three beloved brothers (Peter, Tony, and Nick Nachai) until each of their passing.  She showed them kindess and compassion during their illnesses.

Ann made the decision to never marry or have children, as she said there were too many other things she wanted to do.  The thing for which she had the most passion was world travel.  She travelled to six of the seven continents and, if given more time in her life, intended to make it seven.  Ann took every opportunity she could to visit a new country, taste the food, and soak up the culture.  These travels have provided her much continued pleasure as she was able to relive the many memories made while in contemplation in her last year of life.

Ann had great friends, whom she shared many laughs, tears, good food and wine with.  The “book club” ladies and her other friends were a great support and helped to make her last days more enjoyable with their visits and phone calls.

Ann would like to offer thank-yous to her caregivers in her final days, as well as a special thanks to Georgina Lawrence and Dwayne Donald, who provided exemplary care in her time of need.

She had a good life. 

As per Ann’s request, there shall be no service. 

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Pat Kosowan

Sixty one years Annie that’s how long we’ve been friends. How many wonderful times we had together, how much sadness we shared. I’m so grateful that we three – Dawn and You and I got to have those very special times together before you left our lives. You will be sadly missed. Thank you for being my friend

Dawn Williams

Ann, there are no words to express how much I will miss you. We shared so much of our lives. You never lost that wicked sense of humour even in your last days. You had a knack for making wonderful forever friends. Bill and I were fortunate to meet a few during our hospital visits. My family and I treasure the fact that we included each other in our personal lives. Got to know each other so well over so many years. Heartfelt condolences to family and friends. Love, Dawn, Bill, Nathan, Matthew and Kaitlyn.

Edward William Karpuk

We will always remember our visits with Ann as memorable events full of great conversation and good humor. Her positive attitude through thick and thin was truly inspiring. Along with her steadfast devotion and determination looking after her mother Nancy and brothers Peter, Nick and Tony especially during their later years in life. With deepest sympathy from my wife Shelly, my mom Sandra and me Ed.


To my Auntie Ann.
While growing up, our family trips to Edmonton to visit you was always treat. Your infectious smile, laugh and forever warmth always made the family gatherings a great time. Even though I never really kept in touch with you over the years; the times we did see each other it was like we never missed a beat. Now that you have moved on to the heavens, we will see each other again.
From my mom, Anna Godun, my wife Barb Godun and myself – our condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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