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Ann Pyrch

1932 - 2024

Anna Theresa Pyrch, beloved wife of the late Bill Pyrch, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at the age of 91 years.

Relatives and friends were invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, January 27, 2024 between 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. 

Ann is survived by her children Jocelyn (John) Davy of Lethbridge, Calvin (Karla) Pyrch of Lethbridge and Karen (David) Chilibecki of Vegreville; grandchildren Michael (Ashlee) Davy, Michelle Davy, Nicholas Pyrch, Kristan (David) Adkins, Jessica Pyrch, Melissa Pyrch, Dean Collett, Erin (Collin) Basso, Cole (Janessa) Chilibecki and Curtis (Maaika) Chilibecki; great grandchildren Max, Zoey, Shawn, Owen, Sophia, Phoebe, Anna, Bobby, Scarlett, Violet and Raylan. She is also survived by her brother Leonard (Dorothy) Karl; sisters-in-law Betty Karl, Mary-Ann Karl and Betty Moyer and by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Bill Pyrch; parents George and Mary Karl; sister and brother-in-law Marcella and Alex Zuk; brothers Ivan Karl, Jerome Karl, Gerald Karl and by her grandson, Terry Davy.

Ann was born in Hanover, Ontario on April 27, 1932. She took her nurses training in Guelph, Ontario and started nursing in Toronto. She didn’t like the big city so on a holiday to Heisler, Alberta to visit relatives, she called the Camrose Hospital and got a job that week.

Ann and Bill met in Camrose and were married in 1956. They moved around, living in Thorsby, Compeer and Strome before eventually settling in Taber.

Ann was a nurse and evening emergency supervisor at the Taber Hospital for many years. She was active in making hundreds of t-shirts and knitted items for the hospital auxiliary. She also knitted and crocheted over four hundred afghans for the Blankets for Canada Society.

In 2012, Ann and Bill won a citizen of the year award in Taber. They moved into Lethbridge in 2017 and after Bill‘s passing in January 2019, Ann moved to the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale, where she resided until her passing.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ann’s name may be made directly to the charity of one’s personal choice.