Annette Malkow passed away at home in Smithers, B.C. on May 9, 2003 at the age of 95.
Born Anastasia Remanda on March 1, 1908, in Bruno Saskatchewan, Annette spent her childhood living on the prairies. In 1927 she married John Malkow and moved to Glentanna, B.C. to begin her family.
Annette was a true pioneer; farming, working in the family sawmill and raising 11 children. In 1959 Annette moved from the Bulkley Valley, spending 30 years in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In Winnipeg she worked for a restaurant making perogies and cabbage rolls on a daily basis.
In 1989 Annette returned to Smithers to be closer to her family. Annette looked forward to family gatherings, ensuring everyone had their fill of food, espescially perogies. With failing eyesight, she spent many enjoyable hours on her embroidery projects. Her loyal companion was her cat, Pussy.
Annette is survived by daughters; Anne (Burt) Greene of Telkwa, Olga (Don) Moffet of Smithers, Helen (Duane) Anderson of Terrace, Lorraine (Keith) Trask of Terrace, Margie (Darwin) Dunham of Terrace, and sons; Ray of Smithers and Willie of Granisle.
Annette is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Annette was predeceased by her husband John, sons Mike and John and daughters Frances and Pat.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Venter and all the Home Care workers and nurses who tended to Annette during the past several years.
woven in gold,
these are the times
we tenderly hold.
Deep in our hearts
your memory is kept,
to love and to cherish;
We’ll never forget.