ANNA (ZAWADSKI) STACHNYK Feb 22, 1939 - March 30, 2021
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Anna peacefully at home with family by her side after diagnosed with brain cancer 14 months ago.
Beloved wife of 60 years to Walter and loving mother to Philip (Fiona McCrea), Teresa (Roger) Fontinato, and Christine Benedetti. She was the most amazing grandmother to Andrew and Nikolas. Anna is predeceased by her parents Michael and Anastasia Zawadski and her only sister Myra.
Anna was born and raised in Montreal where she graduated from nursing at the Montreal General Hospital and worked there before marrying Walter and settling in Guelph in 1961. Here she worked for a time at the Guelph Hospital and later felt fortunate to be able to stay home to raise her children. Anna's other greatest passion came from establishing a beautiful outdoor oasis at her home. Her gardening abilities were admired by many, and she even won the Lawn and Garden Championship award from the Guelph Horticultural Society in 1974.
She was a 50 year member of PEO (philanthropic sisterhood), an enthusiastic member of the Probus Club, and enjoyed many years of Tai Chi.
Anna was known as a very kind and warm person with a most beautiful smile and genuine love for everyone. She was highly respected and dearly loved by all who knew her and is fondly remembered by her extended family and friends from Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton and Guelph.
Special thanks to Dr. Hirte at Juravinski Cancer Centre, Family physician Dr. Laird, Bonita and Shelley from Bayshore, the LHIN, and Anna's many friends and PEO Sisters who supported Anna and us all in various ways.
Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St., N., Guelph. As per Anna's wishes, a private family service will be held in the chapel followed by interment in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Guelph.
Anna had a soft heart for all charities in need. In lieu of flowers, donations in Anna's memory to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Donation cards are available at the funeral home, 519-822-4731 or online at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com