Anne Slusar was born in April, 1924 in Alvena, Saskatchewan. On May 10th, 1941 she married William (Bill) Slusar in Aylsham, SK. Mom and Dad were blessed with five children: Edward (1942), Phyllis (1943), Darlene (1948), Shirley (1953) and Rick (1964).
They started their life together by first settling in Carrot River where they operated a sawmill and then a gravel hauling business. In 1946, following WWII, Mom and Dad moved to Carlea, where they opened a general store and where Dad was also a grain buyer. In 1951, they moved to a farm in the Donlands area, east of Nipawin, where they operated a country store along with a post office where Mom was the postmistress. In the fall of 1956, the family moved to the town of Nipawin. In October 1957, they moved the store from the farm to its current location in Nipawin, where they operated the business and gas station together until 1987. After serving the community for over 41 years, Mom and Dad retired to their dream home on the top of the hill in Nipawin. For many years Mom and Dad enjoyed time with lifelong friends, visiting and dancing with the Happy Harvesters Club. They always enjoyed family gatherings, holidays and travel with loved ones. Mom and Dad celebrated their 56th Anniversary in 1997.
After retirement, Mom continued to help her son & daughter-in-law in the store until she was well into her 80’s, as she loved serving and visiting with the public. Mom took great care in tending to her home and garden. She enjoyed spending time outdoors in her yard, listening to the birds and she always had a favorite recipe cooking or baking to greet a visitor. The grandchildren especially loved Grandma’s pyrogies as no one else could ever make them taste the same. Mom loved her family dearly and proudly displayed many photos of family and their accomplishments in her home.
Anne was predeceased by her parents, George and Mary; her husband, Bill; her baby son, Edward; her half brothers, Tony Slusar and Mike Slusar; her brothers, Wasyl Slusar, Metro Slusar and Johnny Slusar; her sister, Pearl Wingenbach; her son-in-law; Floyd Ganton, and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Anne leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughters: Phyllis (George) Rogers, Darlene (Wayne) Collins, and Shirley Ganton; her son: Rick (Sandy) Slusar; her grandchildren: Allan (Karen) Rogers, Carole (Kelly) Stadnyk, Leilani Collins, Garth Ganton, Cynthia (Blair) Strasser, Neal (Mandy) Ganton, Nicole (Kyle) Gendron, Aaron (Rorie) Slusar, Jesse Slusar, and Rachel Slusar; great-grandchildren: Lucas Stadnyk, Kyle (Myla) Strasser, Brooke Strasser, Carson Ganton, Nolan Ganton and Kolby Ganton; and great-great grandchild, Arya Strasser; her sisters: Lena Radke and Helen Meeks; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
“Rest In Peace Mom and Grandma. We miss you and love you”
Private family service.