Obituary of Anne Mary Gregorwich
Anne Mary Gregorwich
(August 18, 1920 - July 8, 2023)
Anne Gregorwich passed away on July 8, 2023 at the Killam Continuing Care Centre just short of her 103 birthday. Left to cherish her memory are Don (Joan), Larry (Anneli), and Bonnie; three granddaughters in Canada; and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren in Finland.
Anne was born on August 18, 1920, at Broadacres, Saskatchewan to Evan and Mary Matvichuk. She was the second child in what was to be a large family, which meant that she learned to be a mother and farmer at a very young age while helping her parents. The family moved to Alberta to Smoky Lake where she met her future husband, Steve Gregorwich. After WW2, they moved onto a farm in Kelsey where they founded a family and became an essential part of the community.
Anne had a reputation of always being ready to help out, and a good example of this caring for others was when she had to stop making blankets for the homeless only after falling and fracturing her arm the second time at the age of 102.
Anne was predeceased by her husband and every one of her Matvichuk siblings.
Interment took place at the Camrose Valleyview Cemetery at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 14, 2023. A Funeral Service was held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 14, 2023, at the Burgar Memorial Chapel, 4817 - 51 Avenue Camrose with celebrant Rev. Deanna Cox.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Anne's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Our tears are rivers flowing to the sea and the sea is not yet full.