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Anna Biles

Anna Steinun Biles (Joel)

Saturday, August 30th, 1924 - Sunday, April 7th, 2019
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Obituary

Our mother Anna Steinun Biles passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday April 7, 2019 at the age of 94.

She was born to Fridbjorn and Gudny Joelson on August 30, 1924 in a farmhouse near Glenora, MB. Mom grew up in a family of 8 children and attended Antonius school north of Baldur, MB.
She met Bertram “Bill” Biles following his discharge from WWII. They were married on June 20, 1947 in Glenboro, MB and farmed 7 miles south of Glenboro. Mom will always have our utmost respect for her hard work ethic. While raising 6 children, including twins, she did all the household chores, baking, sewing, gardening and canning without the conveniences we enjoy today.

In 1971 she began a new career working nights as a nurses aid at the Seniors Home, and later switched to day shifts as a cook. Upon the opening of the new Personal Care Home Mom took a position in housekeeping until her retirement in 1986.

After moving to Christie Street in Glenboro in 1975 Mom took up her passions of curling, golf and travel. She was community-minded and belonged to several organizations, including the Glenboro Health Auxiliary, the Rebekah's and the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of the Glenboro Curling Club, Glenboro Golf Club and Raystone Senior Centre. Her travels took her to England, Alaska, BC, the Maritimes and numerous places in the USA. A memorable trip was also made to Iceland to explore her heritage.
We have fond memories of her Icelandic kleinas and vinetarta, and the grandchildren all remember the special treats they got to eat at Grandma’s, especially the pies.

Mom moved into Lyall Park Place in August 2011 and was blessed to continue to live independently until her final journey. Anna loved her family dearly and no matter the situation was always there to help. She especially loved the times when the whole family managed to get together.

She will be greatly missed, but our memories live on. Anna was predeceased by husband Bill (2002), son Bob (2000), her parents, sisters Alice and Ethel, brothers Norman, Bill, Sig, Irvin, and Herman. She is survived by her children Wendy (Wayne) Duchart of Kelowna, BC; Dan (Maureen) of Winnipeg; Kathy (Bill) Bolley of Brandon; Keith (Debbie) of Glenboro; and Randy (Marlene) of Wawanesa. She leaves to mourn 12 grandchildren (Tannis, Carey, Jessica, Megan, Carter, Logan, Matthew, Samantha, Kurt, Craig, Candace and Brennan), 9 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Pearl Joel and numerous extended family.

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 12th at Willmor Chapel, Glenboro. Interment followed in the Glenboro Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in Anna’s memory to the Glenboro and Area Foundation, Box 147, Glenboro MB, R0K 0X0 or to STARS Air Ambulance, Head Office,1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary AB, T2E 8M7 or to a charity of your choice.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, April 12th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 12th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Willmor Chapel
    Address
    415 Broadway St.
    GLENBORO, MB R0K 0X0
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    Officiant
    Sharon Hamilton
  • Interment

    Location
    Glenboro Cemetery
    Address
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    GLENBORO, MB R0K 0X0
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  • Reception

    Location
    Glenboro C.E. Building
    Address
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    GLENBORO, MB R0K 0X0
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Gail Dodds

Posted at 09:59am
To all the Family
Sorry to Hear of Your Mother's passing .
Our Sympathies
Gail Dodds (McLeod ) & Ken
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Danna Cummings

Posted at 02:13pm
Thinking of you all through this difficult time. Deepest Sympathies on the passing of your mom.
Danna and Bob
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Jackie George

Posted at 11:12pm
Sorry to hear of Anna's passing. She was a very kind women with a heart of gold.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
Jackie and Jim George
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Posted at 03:53pm
With my deepest sympathy. We always kept in touch at Christmas time, even though I live so far away.
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Barbara Bailey

Posted at 01:16pm
Dan and Maureen so saddened to hear of the passing of your mom she will be well remembered by all who knew her,hugs to all
Al and Barb Bailey
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