Anne Bobby

April 18, 1932 ~ September 15, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Anne Bobby Obituary

On September 15, 2023, Anne passed away at St. Paul’s Personal Care Home in Dauphin, MB, at the age of 91.  

 Anne was born April 18, 1932, in Arran, Saskatchewan, to Nicholas and Anastasia Panasuk, older sister to Alex. Anne attended Bears Head School in early school years. The family moved to St. Catherine’s, Ontario where she attended Parnell school and St. Paul’s Ward school. The family then moved back to the Benito area and Anne continued studies by correspondence from Bears Head school until grade 9, and grades 10 and 11 were done at Benito High School. 

 After high school Anne worked at the telephone office, becoming chief operator and responsible for staff, bookkeeping, cleaning, and keeping the oil tank full for the oil stove; All for the wage of $.95 per hour, considered a pretty good wage at the time.   Anne married John Bobby on September 27, 1952, in Benito, MB. They farmed east of Durban on Nicholas Panasuk’s land. Looking after pigs, milking cows, and tending to a large garden kept Anne very busy.  

 On July 5, 1954, they were blessed with twins, Marlene, and Richard. Niece Ruby Litvinchuk lived close and was available to lend help after the twins were born. A third blessing came on July 26, 1957, with the birth of their youngest Lauren, that same year the family moved into Swan River. 

Throughout the years Anne worked at the Swan River Co-op, as a proofreader for the Star and Times, a manager of the Swan River Eaton’s Catalogue office, a cashier at the LC, and operated the canteen at the Swan River skating rink.  

In 1979-80 Anne attended ACC in Brandon and received a certificate in Accounting and Bookkeeping. The experience of attending college as a mature student was both frightening and exciting for her, traveling home to Swan River each weekend of that school year.  

After returning from Brandon Anne had employment at the Ford dealership in Swan for the next 20 years.  

 Anne volunteered her time with the Red Cross, UCW, as a member of TOPS, and with SR School Band Parents, figure skating and 4-H. 

Anne was an accomplished seamstress, knitter, crocheter, quilter, cook, baker, and gardener. There didn’t seem to be anything she wasn’t able to do.  

Becoming a grandmother was a new chapter in Anne’s life and she cherished each of her six grandchildren, showering them with gifts of homemade specialties, baked and canned goods and her endless supply of perogies.  

John experienced a stroke in 1995 and Anne became his caregiver until his passing in 2002.  

 Anne is preceded by her parents Nicholas and Anastasia, husband John, daughter Marlene, son-in-law Garry Dixon, brother Alex, and many dear extended family and friends.  

 Left to cherish her memory are her children Rick (Charlene) Bobby, Laurie Dixon; Grandchildren/Great Grandchildren Brant (Robyn) Bobby, Gavin. Brendan (Amber) Bobby, Brooks, Walsh. Jaime Dixon, Kerri Washington. Darilyn (Melanie) Weiss, Elizabeth, Benjamin. Kelli (Rock) Hill, John and also many friends and extended family.

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