August 28, 1920~September 23, 2011
Anna was granted her Angels Wings on September 23, 2011. Her final days were spent surrounded by family as she passed away peacefully in her sleep.
Anna, who was born in Sheho, Sask., moved to Hillcrest, AB and then to Watino, AB where she met and married William Jardine. Anna was a very caring and compassionate person who spent a great deal of her life helping the less fortunate. Her volunteer work ranged from working at the Opportunity Shop in Sackville, NB to volunteering for the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Nanaimo. Anna was also involved in knitting baby clothes for needy children in Afghanistan and also helped deliver meals on wheels.
Anna is survived by her sister, Mary Hanson; daughter, Geraldine (Geri) Saywell-Mann; son, Brian Jardine (Donna); grandchildren: Cheryl Estabrooks (Gary), Donald Saywell (Cheryl), Scott Saywell (Kimberly), Sheldon Saywell (Melissa); great-grandchildren: Robert, Taylor, Tanner, Jayden, Marcus, Nash Saywell,, Laura Thurston (Travis), Garth (Nicole), Shawn (Britney) Estabrooks; great–great-grandchildren: Haley, Makayla, Lucas and Jeremy, and several nieces and nephews.
Anna was predeceased by her husband, William Jardine; daughter, Marijane Paterson; sons-in-law: Colin Paterson and Rodger Mann; mother and father Helen and Nick Melynchanko; sister Lillian Weltzin; and brothers Bill, Alex and Mike.
Heartfelt thanks go out to all the doctors and nurses at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
A private family service has been held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Research Foundation.