of Pelly, Saskatchewan passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2015 in the Kamsack Nursing Home at the age of 88 years.
A visitation/ viewing was held on Sunday, September 27, 2015 in the chapel of the Andrychuk Funeral Home in Kamsack, Saskatchewan.
A funeral (with a brief viewing prior) was held on Monday, September 28, 2015 also from the chapel of the Andrychuk Funeral Home.
Interment followed at the Kamsack Riverview Cemetery.
A luncheon was held following the interment at the Pelly Happy Hearts.
Annie was born on a farmstead in the Racing Lake area (between Pelly & Arran, Saskatchewan) to Demetro & Abrosia Stanowski. She married Peter Tupycia in 1945 and gave birth to their only child, Lavina, in August of 1951. Sometime after that she had a “nervous breakdown” & was eventually diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Initial treatments included periods of institutionalizations & electroshock therapy. Nevertheless, later in life she loved gardening, canning (best pickles!) & walked everywhere.
Ann was predeceased by her husband Peter, her parents, sisters Jane Hrabchak & Mary Rosswell, daughter Lavina Kluke, grandson Terry Hubelit & great grandson Daniel.
Ann is survived by her granddaughter Laurie (Morgan) Gallup, great granddaughters Aleisha, Ashley & Adrienne Vanin, all of Alberta; as well as nieces & nephews from both Stanowski & Tupycia family trees.
Deep gratitude and respect for Dr. Bishop for his care, empathy & understanding of Baba’s illnesses. Special thanks to Verna Kabatoff for her patience & dedication with Annie’s home care prior to moving into the nursing home. Thanks to the staff of the Kamsack & District Nursing Home and all those who took the time to visit her despite the paranoia & withdrawal from socialization that her mental illness caused.
Donations may be made to the Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan; P. O. Box 305, Stn Main, Regina.