It is with heavy hearts and great sadness we announce the passing of Anne (Annie) Ryall at Noric House on Friday, May 22, 2015. She will always be loved and remembered by her children Mark (Heather) & David, Grandchildren Michelle (Kurtis), Kelsey (Tom), Nicole (Jon), her Great Grandsons Mason & Brayden and Daughter-in-Law Debbie. She was predeceased by her husband & the love of her life, Jack in 1990. Mom had a 15 year battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born in Vonda Saskatchewan on September 06, 1929 to Martin and Julia Michalkow, they moved to Flin Flon Manitoba where she spent her childhood. In 1951 Mom moved to Vernon BC and took a job as a Laboratory Technician at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. She met Jack Ryall and they were married on September 05, 1953. They built a home at 1501 – 39th Avenue in Vernon. Mark was born in 1956, David in 1957. When her boys were in school Mom went back to work and was in charge of the Laboratory in the Vernon Medical Clinic, where she worked until she retired. Mom was an amazing person, she would get up at 5:00 am in the spring and summer, garden for an hour, then get ready, make lunches and go to work. Mom would can and freeze all manner of fruit and vegetables each year, peaches, apricots, cherries, pears, crab apples, corn,
tomatoes, peas, beans and we would all spend a weekend making apple juice, the cold room was always full. She loved the outdoors, cutting firewood, fishing gardening, pruning trees, picking mushrooms and berries. The family spent many wonderful years working and playing at their cabin (Broken Back Shack) on Kalamalka Lake. Mom was involved with the Anglican Church Guild, she did projects for the annual Church Bazar for many years, making sauerkraut in a 10 gallon crock and canning it, making Yule Logs, rolling old newspapers into small logs tying them, then soaking them in a 45 gallon drum of Copper Sulphate, they would burn in a fireplace with a blue and green flame, these were all family projects that we fondly remember. During her retirement Mom spent a lot of her time with her 3 granddaughters whom she adored, “Grammie” shared many special moments with the girls including her love for gardening, cooking and camping at the family cabin or trailer at Wood’s Lake Resort. She helped them become the wonderful women they are today. Thank you so much to the staff at Noric House for the fantastic care they gave Mom during her stay there, and thank you to Dr. George Borchert for his care of Mom. There will be a family service on July 13, 2015 in the Chapel at All Saints Anglican Church, the place Mom & Dad were married.