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Anne Makowsky

August 1, 1935November 7, 2018
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Anne Makowsky August 1, 1935 – November 7, 2018

The world is a different place today. Peacefully and surrounded by her loving family, Anne Makowsky (nee Sportak) passed away in Pinecrest Home for the Aged, on November 7, 2018 at the age of 83. She was welcomed into heaven by her late husband William Makowsky who has been waiting 30 years to be reunited with her after his passing in 1988 at the age of 59.

Anne was born on August 1st, 1935, the seventh of ten children, in Caliento, Manitoba. She is predeceased by her parents, Mike and Helen Sportak, as well as siblings Mary, Agnes, Maurice, John, and William, whom also met her to welcome her in heaven.

Being part of a large, loving family is part of Anne’s legacy. She is survived by her six children: Emil (Donna), Gordon, Christine (Gordon), Angela, Theresa and Roland (Barb). Anne’s greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren: Crystal and Katelyn, Ryan (Kelly) and Michela, Dale and Lisa (Terrence), and Brandon and Tegan and her one great grandchild, Jackson to whom she was Stasha Baba.

Anne is also survived by siblings: Rose, Paul, Sr. Daria (Mildred), and Joseph. Anne was an inspiration and role model to her numerous nieces and nephews. From the Sportak side of the family she will be lovingly remembered by Jerry, Stanley, Ron, Carolyn, Lorne, Walter, Diane, Brian, Mildred, Sheila, Clifford, Michael, Amelia, John, George, Mike, Patrick, Marion, Vivian, David, Linda, Sylvia, Marla, Brent, Sandra, Roy, Garry, Sharon, Ruth, Marty, Randy, and Colleen. Mourning her passing from the Makowsky side of the family are in-laws Helen, Marie and Nick. She was predeceased by Maggie. The Makowsky nieces and nephews who will fondly remember Anne are Susan, Jim, Kathy, Iris, Richard, Rachel, Robert, Garry, Laurie, Gene, Judy, Bruce, Barry, Cheryl, Daryl and Connie.

Anne and her siblings were born and raised on the Caliento family farm. When they got older, Anne and her sisters took turns working in Winnipeg and helping out on the farm. Anne’s first job was in lamp factory in Winnipeg. In 1954, at the age of 19, she married William Makowsky. They began their married life in Sundown, then Vassar, Manitoba and finally moved to Kenora, Ontario in the summer of 1969. They raised six children and enjoyed many happy family occasions. In 1988, husband Bill, passed away and with quiet strength and commitment, she assumed the role as head of the family. Her family gatherings were legendary. She could cook for 5 or 25 with no notice and there was always extra food for the kids to take home. Her children’s families loved coming to Baba’s house.

Anne was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League and participated in many St. Nicholas Church occasions. Anne was a translator for Kenora Multicultural Society, was involved in curling and loved gardening. She volunteered at many dinners at the St. Nicholas Hall, bake sales, socials and so on. After moving from the Zimmerman Drive home she and Bill built, Anne lived at Rocky Heights then Parkview. She volunteered for many social occasions. She was a great help to many of her neighbours and was an active member of the community.

The family would like to thank the caring, compassionate and friendly staff at Pinecrest for their support of Mom over the last 4 ½ years. Anne will be forever remembered for her very gentle and friendly nature. She was a content and cheerful person with unlimited energy and compassion for the people around her.

To Celebrate Anne’s life, there will be Prayers held at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:00pm. Funeral Service will be held at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church on Wednesday, November 14th at 11:00 am. Internment will take place at St. Nicholas Cemetery with a light lunch and visiting to follow. In honour of Anne and in lieu of flowers, please forward donations to the Pinecrest Auxiliary.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Services

  • Prayer Service Tuesday, November 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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Robin and Reynold Frieling

November 18, 2018

Sending our deepest sympathy at this most difficult time!

Robin and Reynold Frieling and family

Connie & Adele Makowsky

November 13, 2018

We just found out and we are heartbroken about the news. We are Very Sorry that we are not able to attend the Prayers and Funeral to pay our Respects and Support the Family,- but please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Our Deepest Condolences, Prayers and Heartfelt Sympathies to family & cousins.
Although, Mom and I haven't seen Aunty Annie in a long time she has always been in are are Hearts and Thoughts. We have Very Fond Memories of Her. She was one of my Favorite Aunts for so many reasons... Kind, Peaceful and a just Joy to be around. I spent a lot time in Kenora in the summer as a kid and Aunty Annie would take me shopping and swimming to rabbit lake. I have so many Wonder memories of Her.
We Love You and We will miss You. But we know, we will see you and uncle Bill Again, in Heaven.

Audrey Nicolas

November 10, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Although it's been a long time since I've seen Auntie Anne, I have wonderful memories of your mom and dad's visits to our house in Windsor park. I doubt there wasn't a time on their way home to Kenora that they didn't stop in to say Hi. And now there is one more beautiful, smiling Angel up in heaven. Hope they are all having a good polka up there ♥️

Iris Goodfellow

November 10, 2018

Auntie Ann was a lovely, kind and cheerful lady with that unforgettable smile. We have so many great memories of both her and Uncle Bill beit Sundown, Vassar or Kenora. Especially Christmas’s and summer holidays. When visiting we always felt welcomed. To my Makowsky cousins and their families, our deepest condolences on her passing. She will be missed. May the memories you all have and knowing that she is now with uncle Bill comfort your aching hearts. After all these years of missing him , their reunion must have been incredible. I’m sure they are looking down together, smiling and are so proud of their legacy - their children and their families. Their kind hearted spirits will live on in all of you.
Our deepest sympathy to you all. Hugs, Niece, Iris & Don and family.

Laurie Kutzak

November 9, 2018

My Aunty Anne was such a fun-loving spirit. I laugh each time I recall one of the many, fun times. On my wedding day she gave the bridal party instructions on how to pose & instructed the photographer to take more pictures (because those taken weren't good enough)! I will miss her so much but am thankful that she was such a blessing to me & so, many others. I share in your grief & pray that we're comforted by memories & held close in God's love as we grieve. Niece, Laurie & Ken & family

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Biography

Anne Makowsky
August 1, 1935 – November 7, 2018

The world is a different place today. Peacefully and surrounded by her loving family, Anne Makowsky (nee Sportak) passed away in Pinecrest Home for the Aged, on November 7, 2018 at the age of 83. She was welcomed into heaven by her late husband William Makowsky who has been waiting 30 years to be reunited with her after his passing in 1988 at the age of 59.

Anne was born on August 1st, 1935, the seventh of ten children, in Caliento, Manitoba. She is predeceased by her parents, Mike and Helen Sportak, as well as siblings Mary, Agnes, Maurice, John, and William, whom also met her to welcome her in heaven.

Being part of a large, loving family is part of Anne’s legacy. She is survived by her six children: Emil (Donna), Gordon, Christine (Gordon), Angela, Theresa and Roland (Barb). Anne’s greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren: Crystal and Katelyn, Ryan (Kelly) and Michela, Dale and Lisa (Terrence), and Brandon and Tegan and her one great grandchild, Jackson to whom she was Stasha Baba.

Anne is also survived by siblings: Rose, Paul, Sr. Daria (Mildred), and Joseph. Anne was an inspiration and role model to her numerous nieces and nephews. From the Sportak side of the family she will be lovingly remembered by Jerry, Stanley, Ron, Carolyn, Lorne, Walter, Diane, Brian, Mildred, Sheila, Clifford, Michael, Amelia, John, George, Mike, Patrick, Marion, Vivian, David, Linda, Sylvia, Marla, Brent, Sandra, Roy, Garry, Sharon, Ruth, Marty, Randy, and Colleen. Mourning her passing from the Makowsky side of the family are in-laws Helen, Marie and Nick. She was predeceased by Maggie. The Makowsky nieces and nephews who will fondly remember Anne are Susan, Jim, Kathy, Iris, Richard, Rachel, Robert, Garry, Laurie, Gene, Judy, Bruce, Barry, Cheryl, Daryl and Connie.

Anne and her siblings were born and raised on the Caliento family farm. When they got older, Anne and her sisters took turns working in Winnipeg and helping out on the farm. Anne’s first job was in lamp factory in Winnipeg. In 1954, at the age of 19, she married William Makowsky. They began their married life in Sundown, then Vassar, Manitoba and finally moved to Kenora, Ontario in the summer of 1969. They raised six children and enjoyed many happy family occasions. In 1988, husband Bill, passed away and with quiet strength and commitment, she assumed the role as head of the family. Her family gatherings were legendary. She could cook for 5 or 25 with no notice and there was always extra food for the kids to take home. Her children’s families loved coming to Baba’s house.

Anne was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League and participated in many St. Nicholas Church occasions. Anne was a translator for Kenora Multicultural Society, was involved in curling and loved gardening. She volunteered at many dinners at the St. Nicholas Hall, bake sales, socials and so on. After moving from the Zimmerman Drive home she and Bill built, Anne lived at Rocky Heights then Parkview. She volunteered for many social occasions. She was a great help to many of her neighbours and was an active member of the community.

The family would like to thank the caring, compassionate and friendly staff at Pinecrest for their support of Mom over the last 4 ½ years. Anne will be forever remembered for her very gentle and friendly nature. She was a content and cheerful person with unlimited energy and compassion for the people around her.

To Celebrate Anne’s life, there will be Prayers held at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:00pm. Funeral Service will be held at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church on Wednesday, November 14th at 11:00 am. Internment will take place at St. Nicholas Cemetery with a light lunch and visiting to follow. In honour of Anne and in lieu of flowers, please forward donations to the Pinecrest Auxiliary.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

BROWN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS.