1930 – 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Anna Mary Kloppenburg on Sunday, March 6, 2016 in Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
Mom was born in Fox Valley, SK on October 21, 1930. Coming from Saskatchewan, she had farming in her blood. It was because of this that she met her soon to be husband, Joe Kloppenburg, when he hired her to work on his raspberry farm in Black Mountain in Kelowna. From dairy farming, growing carrots, and then raising thoroughbred horses, mom loved the outdoors. This was only second to her family. Mom cherished her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and every occasion where she could spend time with them.
Besides her family, mom also loved to travel. She made many trips to the United States, Mexico, and Europe. She loved camping and fishing. One of her favourite places to go was to Terrace to salmon fish on the Skeena River. Mom’s long time passion was playing cards. If you ever dared to play card games with her, you had to be prepared to lose!
Mom was predeceased by our dad, Joe Kloppenburg and her infant granddaughter Melanie Rosentreter. Mom leaves a great legacy of 6 children: Mary (Glen) Grywacheski of Armstrong, Linda Rosentreter of Terrace, Gordon (Johanna) Kloppenburg of Revelstoke, Bob (Lorena) Kloppenburg of Enderby, Karen (Dew) Walters of Sorrento, and Anita (Tony) Woronchak of Falkland. She also leaves 17 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one great grandchild on the way.
Prayers will be held for Anna at 7:00 pm on Sunday, March 13 at St. Joseph’s Church (3335 Patterson Street, Armstrong, BC) with Mass of the Christian Burial to follow on Monday, March 14 at 1:00 pm. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca
Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866