was born on October 23rd, 1915 at Irma, Alberta to Frank and Emily Ford and was welcomed Home to be with her Lord on January 29th, 2011 at the age of 95 years.
Anne will be greatly missed by her six children, Marj (Dave) Black, Ron (Carol) Schieck, Arlene (Ken) McIntyre, Betty Anne (Pat) Cochrane, Ted (Marlys) Schieck and Gordon (Melody) Schieck; twelve grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; her sister, Doris Younker; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard in 2003; one grandson, Chris McIntyre in 1998; one son-in-law, Dave Donley in 1989; and her brothers, George and Frank Ford.
Anne Ford and Richard Schieck were married in 1941 and they farmed at Irma until they moved to Camrose to attend Bible School. Their first Pastorate was at Drayton Valley, Alberta and over the years many churches were blessed with their leadership. They semi-retired to the Vernon area in 1973, remaining active in church work for many years before entering full retirement in the 1990s. Their home was always a place where people were welcomed for a visit, a meal, or a place to sleep. Mom’s hands were always busy with her handwork which her family and friends benefited from. Her ready smile lit up her face. She was a woman of prayer and had read through the Bible many times. Mom had a great love for gardening and it seemed that any plant would grow under her “green thumb” and tender care.
A Memorial Service celebrating Anne’s life will be held at the Pleasant Valley Church Of God, 6161 Pleasant Valley Road, on Saturday, February 26th, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Anne to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan, P.O. Box 3619, Stn Main, Guelph, Ontario N1H 9Z9 or to Sahakarini, P.O. Box 1685, Camrose, Alberta T4V 1X6.
Funeral arrangements have been made with
Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5