Annie Shimek passed away just days after a quiet celebration of her 94th birthday. She had travelled with friends from her home in Lethbridge to Sherwood Park in the hopes of spending Christmas 2018 with family. Regrettably her health took a turn for the worse shortly after her arrival and she was admitted to the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton.
Annie was born Anna Dora in Lada, Slovakia and immigrated with her parents and two brothers to Tilley, AB at the age of 9. She married Carl (Charlie) Shimek in 1943 and moved to the Picture Butte area. There she farmed with Charlie and together, they raised three children. In February 1993, they suffered the loss of their eldest daughter, Shirley. Charlie passed away in 1998.
Annie will be greatly missed by her son Jerry Shimek (Coleen); daughter Carol Bentley (Bruce); grandchildren Shelley Wilson, Robert Wilson, Kristine Strilchuk, Amy Spink, Cale Bentley and Jase Bentley. She is also survived by ten great grandchildren.
Jerry and Carol invite family and friends to a Memorial Service honouring their mother at 1:00PM on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd West, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Should you wish to remember Annie through a donation please contact the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5.
Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation
960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge AB T1J 1W5