Thurs., Feb. 5th, 2004, Emil Anhorn long time resident of Vernon, passed away at the age of 99. He will be forever loved and remembered by his wife Marion of Imperial Sask., his daughter Maureen Helfrich, Edmonton, AB, son Howard (Glennis) Anhorn, Vernon, B.C., and sister Emma (Arnold) Johnson, Calgary, AB. He leaves a legacy in six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter. Emil will sadly be missed by his extended family Jean (Baxter) Hutchison, Salmon Arm, B.C., Bev (Joe) Cobbett, Fort Nelson, B.C., Ariel (Rodney) Harmatiuk, Chilliwack, B.C., and Herb (Colleen) James, Red Deer, AB. He filled all our memory banks with love. Emil was predeceased by wife Olive and five brothers. Emil and family arrived in Vernon from Sask. in 1947. At that time a career change was made to Real Estate, with the firm of E.B. Cousins and later Cloverleaf Realty until age 75. Many lasting friendships developed over that period. Emil was a “Life Member” of the Kiwanis International Club, and held the position of Lieutenant Governor from 1971 to 1972. He was proud to have been instrumental in the establishment of the Vernon Kiwanis Village, in 1956. Emil was an active member of Trinity United Church, and was chairman of numerous committees. He was honored to be part of the sod turning ceremony for the present church. He was an avid gardener and freely gave the produce from same to local charities. He loved flowers, and won an award from the City of Vernon for his front yard display. In 1987 he was named Vernon Good Citizen of the Year. Emil showed unwavering devotion to any undertaking. He had an unassuming nature, and a smile was never far from his lips. He approached others with warmth and honesty and wanted nothing more than the same. He was a very special person. A celebration of Emil Anhorn’s life will be held on Sat., Feb. 14 at Trinity United Church at 11:00 am with Brian Jackson officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Trinity United Church Discretionary Fund.
“Some people walk into our lives,
touch our hearts and then
they are gone.
We will never be the same.”