With heartfelt sadness, we announce the passing of Anastasia Ollenberger Wagenstein on Sunday May 1, 2016.

Anastasia was born to George and Clara Ollenberger in Denzil, Saskatchewan on December 29, 1925. The family relocated to rural Dawson Creek, BC where Anastasia spent her childhood and adolescent years. As a young adult, Anastasia chose to pursue a career in the city and enrolled in Edmonton’s School of Hairdressing and Beauty Culture. After graduating from the program, she secured a job at Staber’s Beauty Salon. Through her colleague and best buddy Theresa, Anastasia met the love of her life, Robert Wagenstein. The two became inseparable and were married in 1955. They remained in Edmonton until 1980 when they moved to Vernon in pursuit of a new lifestyle.

Anastasia possessed a natural talent in the kitchen and in 1985 completed the Professional Cook’s Training Program. She became the driving force behind the success of the Schubert Centre’s lunch program for seniors until her retirement in 1999. Anastasia spent her last few years delighting the staff of Noric House with her charm and graciousness.

Anastasia was predeceased by her beloved Robert in 2000 and leaves to mourn two daughters, Roxanne Wagenstein (Clive) and Laureen Livingston (Dan), three grandchildren, Morgan Livingston, Tyson Livingston and Tony Anderson plus a wealth of siblings, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Anastasia’s life will be held at a later date. Anyone wishing to attend can email for details.

In lieu of flowers, Anastasia would appreciate donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC or the Alzheimer’s Society.

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