Anna (Hryhorenko) West
March 31, 1948 – December 27, 2019
Surrounded by her family, Anna passed away peacefully on December 27th, after a lengthy illness.
Anna was born in Wiesbaden Germany on March 31st , 1948 and immigrated to Canada, with her parents, following the war. After living in Thessalon Ontario, the family moved to Hamilton and this is where Anna grew up, lived and worked for most of her life. Anna enjoyed fashion, sewing and was a wonderful cook. She was also an avid reader. Anna will forever be remembered by her siblings Paul (Maggie) Hryhorenko, Tammy Warren, Kathy Dymaniw, Larysa (Colin) Ricketts, nieces, Nicole Dymaniw, Jessica (Adam) Lovell and nephew Rob Dymaniw. Anna adored her grandchildren, Leila Goreil, Emma and Hannah Reid, Gracie Henderly and was especially proud of her granddaughter Lanaya Goreil. Anna was predeceased by her parents John and Maria Hryhorenko.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at Markey-Dermody Funeral Home, 1774 King Street East on Saturday, January 11th, 2020. Visitation will be from 2-3pm followed by a Memorial Service beginning at 3pm.
Thank you to all of the Personal Support Staff and Healthcare Teams who helped Anna maintain her independence and remain in her home during the duration of her illness. Special thanks and much gratitude to Teresa for her friendship and support through the years. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Lung Association or the Children’s Wish Foundation would be appreciated.
- Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2020
- Memorial Service Saturday, January 11, 2020
Anna (Hryhorenko) West
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January 11, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family and friends who had the honour and pleasure of knowing and loving Anna.
I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of her passing, I have always kept Anna close in my heart and thoughts through the years. They say that it takes a village to raise a child, well Anna was a pivotal part of my village while growing up, from my very first hair cut to sharing my graduation day..she was there through all the twists and turns, always with open arms lending her love, guidance, and humour. For me, she encompassed what strength, independence, grace, and unconditional love looked like. I feel extremely blessed for times we shared, the lessons that she taught, and the love she gave. A true beauty both inside and out. I like to think that you and Diane are up there sharing some overdo giggles xo.
Rest In Peace beautiful warrior, until we meet again I continue to carry you in my heart..xoxo.
January 2, 2020
Ann and I were close friends for over 35 years. I moved to Hamilton in my early 20's to my first apartment into the same building where she also lived. Ann quickly took me under her wing. She was always ready with advice whether you wanted it or not. But that was part of her charm. We became good friends and later she became Godmother to both my daughters. Karley and Callin. Together we got through some tough times and had many good times.
I am so sorry she had such an awful time with her illness but am glad her fight is finally over. At last she can rest in peace. We loved Ann and will miss her.
December 30, 2019
I was deeply shocked & saddened to hear about the repose of dear Anna at such a young age. I have wonderful memories of her in high school, at church & belonging to our Ukrainian dance ensemble, Zirka, many years ago. She will be remembered & missed by all of us.
Please accept my sincerest condolences & may our merciful Lord provide solace, strength & support to her loved ones. May her memory be eternal! Vichnaya Pamyat!