Obituary of Annette Marie Nowakowski
Annette Marie Nowakowski
(January 22, 1953 - March 6, 2022)
Annette Marie Nowakowski of Camrose, passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the age of 69 years.
Annette Nowakowski was born January 22, 1953 in Camrose, Alberta to Jennie and Lennart Nordin.
Annette grew up on the Nordin family farm and went to school in Hay Lakes until age 12 when she and her mom moved to Camrose where she graduated at the Camrose Composite High School.
Annette worked for Alberta Government Telephone for many years and commuted to Edmonton working for Telus for a year. Annette’s caring nature brought her to be a companion for seniors and her social personality lead her to driving a taxicab for a few years, learning every passenger’s life story.
Annette married the love of her life Jan Nowakowski on July 22, 1972. Annette and Jan welcomed their eldest son Shawn, followed by their daughter Jennie and another son Jan to complete their family. The family enjoyed many trips together including Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and Disneyland to name a few.
Annette was the heart of the family, always ensuring family dinners routinely took place and making everyone feel special on their birthdays. The joys of Annette’s life were her 4 grandchildren; Lillie, Ella, Huxley and Hayze.
Annette had such an outgoing personality and made the most of every interaction she had with every person she encountered. Everyone left feeling a little more special after talking with Annette.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband Jan, her children Shawn (Chelsi), Jennie, Jan (Jocelyn); her grandchildren, Lillie, Ella, Huxley and Hayze; sister-in-law Marg, sister Joanne, brother Lance (Marge) and numerous nieces and nephews.
Annette was predeceased by her father Lennart Nordin, her mother Jennie Nordin, her father-in-law Leszek Nowakowski, her mother-in-law Maria Nowakowski and her brother Eldon Nordin.
A funeral service was held Friday, March 11, 2022 at Messiah Lutheran Church.