Anna Ficych (nee Zidkovich) Anna died peacefully on the morning of December 3, 2011 with her husband of 41 years, Samuel, by her side. Anna was born on November 19, 1945 in Biggar, Sask., the fifth child to Michael and Nettie (Novitski) Zidkovich. Anna grew up a strong willed farm girl with a generous disposition; but farming was not in her blood. After graduating high school and Business College in Saskatoon, Anna's eyes looked East moving to Winnipeg, Man. in 1965 where she met and married Samuel in 1970. Together their lives and careers took them to Montreal in 1976 and Toronto in 1995. Regardless of where they lived, their home was an open door for others to stay and enjoy their hospitality. Anna's family roots were important to her and she would frequently travel to home to help her parents as they transitioned through various seasons of life. Anna could always be counted on as an attentive listener, to enjoy a good coffee, and to organize and carry out big events, including her mother's recent 100th birthday party this past August. After retirement, Anna volunteered at various endeavours. Anna was predeceased by her father, Michael; her brother, John; and Samuel's parents. Mourning her loss is her husband, Samuel; her mother, Nettie Zidkovich; and many friends and family; sister, Vera and Dave Friesen; brother, Paul and lone Zidkovich; sister, Mary and Warren Kroeker; sister-in-law, Kalene and Stan Lipka; brother, Alexander and Cheryl Zidkovich; brother, Wes and Marlyn Zidkovich; brother David and Romina Zidkovich; sister-in-law, Patti and Peter Kuntz; sister-in-law, Irene Olynyk; brother-inlaw, Larry Ficych and Sue Forster; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Grondin Funeral Services, 118 2nd Ave. East, Biggar, Sask. from 2 4 and 7 9 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2001. A Service of celebrating Anna's life will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2011 from Biggar Associated Gospel Church, Biggar, Sask. at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Biggar Cemetery, Biggar, Sask. For those who wish, donations may be made in Anna's memory to Biggar Associated Gospel Church Elevator Project would be appreciated. Grondin Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements, "Our family serving your family since 1963".
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Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Dec. 14, 2011