With heartfelt sadness, we announce that Anne Priel passed away on November 11, 2023.
Mom was born in Aberdeen Sask. Sept 28, 1927, to Peter & Anna Harder.
She grew up in Aberdeen and was the middle child of eleven. As a child in a big family, Anne had many responsibilities, but also many friends in her siblings, who she also maintained good relationships well into her later years. She had a special bond with her brother Bill until his passing.
When Anne was 18 she married Dad - Joseph Priel in 1946 and were married for 61 years. Mom & Dad raised seven children together – 6 boys & 1 girl. Mom had help from her father-in law who lived with the family and helped her manage all those kids. It was either Grandpa threatening with his cane or Mom with her wooden spoon. I think she went through many of them.
The family originally lived in Saskatoon, but later moved the family to Grandora area where mom & dad started farming. She also helped dad run the family trucking business and farm until dad’s passing in 2007. She & dad had many trips to Waskesiu Lake and fishing at The Narrows with the family throughout the years. Mom was never shy to fillet a fish or leave the comforts of home for an adventure! The family all have very special memories of holidays at the farm where you could expect mom cooking up a storm and ending the night playing Rummy or other card games.
As a mom, Anne looked after all the kids & grandkids needs, whether it was patching torn clothes or sewing or knitting new ones for them all. All you had to do was ask for something. When she had to, she would be chasing cattle through the pastures and although she maybe complained a bit, we believe she loved every minute of it.
Mom had many hobbies over the years such as gardening which she developed a love for by spending time with her grandma. She also loved bowling, sewing, knitting, ceramics, needle point and in her late eighty’s she was learning to make quilts at Bethany Manor with new friends she made while living there. After Dad’s passing Mom was able to fulfill her dream of taking an Alaskan cruise at eighty-two years of age, and stayed active in her community, making new friends and spending time with family whenever possible. All her friends and family would know of her quirks, including her world-famous way of finishing every sentence with “and that” which always gave us a laugh. We always wanted to say, “and what?” Something that stands out to most people is mom always had a clean bill of health until she got to 90 and then developed dementia.
Mom is survived by her children; Brad (Kelly), Rick (Joanne), Doug (Bonnie), Derry (Sam), Jeff (Karen), Jane (Bill), Alan (Karen). She is also blessed to have 10 grandchildren & 20 great grandchildren all of whom she knew and loved very much.
As a family, we want to say thank you Mom/Nana for raising us, loving us and being present with us. We will always picture you on the farm gardening, with the horses or cooking up a storm. We love and miss you and will cherish your memory forever.
A special thank you to Cheryl and staff at Candle Way in Samaritan Place where mom spent the last two years. Your kindness and caring nature that you showed to mom will never be forgotten and the family is eternally grateful.
The family will have a celebration of life for Anne at a later date.
Martens Warman Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care and arrangements for Anne Priel.