The family of Jeanne Elizabeth Anhorn of Hemaruka, Alta. is saddened to announce her passing at age 75, in Consort Long Term Care facility, Jan. 29, 2021, following a battle with progressive dementia.
Jeanne was born in Drumheller Feb. 13, 1945 to Jacob (Jack) and Mary Gundersen (Christensen) and was raised on the family farm near Raven.
At 18, she earned her hairdresser’s certificate in Red Deer.
It was while sweeping at the back door of her hairdressing school that she met her first husband, John (Jack) Parry; they were married in Red Deer in 1964.
In 1968 and 1971, their children, Lynnette and John, were born in Edmonton.
The family moved regularly for work, but each place became home once the radio played old-time country on the kitchen counter.
Jeanne enjoyed being a homemaker, joined bowling leagues and volunteered with the Order of Royal Purple.
In 1984, Jeanne and John separated.
That year she met a dashing widower who would become the love of her life, husband Art Anhorn.
Jeanne enjoyed 33 years as a farm wife on the mixed family farm near Hemaruka where she truly found her happy place.
She loved the simple charms of farm life, gardening, handiworks and the local Women’s Institute chapter.
The summer they were 90 and 72, Art and Jeanne retired to a lovely condo in the Consort Lodge.
That fall, illness took them to Consort Long Term Care where they were fortunate to share a room and live out Art’s days together.
Jeanne was predeceased by her loving husband Art in June 2020, her first husband Jack in 2018, and her father and mother.
Left to mourn are her children Lynne (Andy) and their daughter, Patrisha de Boon of Lacombe, John Parry of Edmonton and his children, Madison Boldt (Nick Levasseur) of Edmonton, Colby Parry and Jordan Parry of Sherwood Park, Madison’s mother Deborah Moretti of Calgary, Colby and Jordan’s mother Tammy Parry of Sherwood Park, and Jeanne’s brother Rick Gundersen on the family farm near Raven.
Also left to mourn are Art’s children, Connie (Merv) Rieger of Acme, Kathleen (Allan) Black of Airdrie, Lorne Anhorn (Sherry Hughes) of Hemaruka, Gerald Anhorn of Veteran, Robert (Dawn) Anhorn of Hafford, Sask. and grandchildren, Caylee (Corey) Jobin of Calgary, Craig (Amanda) Rieger of Calgary, Jaime Glazier (Heath Holloway) of Veteran, Danelle Anhorn of Calgary, Ashleigh Luttman and Breanna Luttman of Veteran, Jayden Anhorn of Veteran, Lindsay (Dallas) Erickson of Veteran, Quinn Anhorn and Taylor Anhorn of Saskatoon, Sask., as well as 13 great-grandchildren, and a large circle of family, friends and neighbours.
A small family service will be held Feb. 5, 2021. We invite you to view the recorded service on the Parkview Funeral Chapel website Feb. 6 and beyond.
Donations would be graciously accepted by Consort Hospital Auxiliary Society as the family greatly appreciated the compassion and care provided, c/o Parkview Funeral Chapels, P.O. Box 186, Castor, Alta. T0C 0X0, who are entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements, 403-578-3777. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com.