Annie passed peacefully in the early morning Easter Monday April 10, 2023. Born in Saskatoon, March 22, 1932, Annie was 2 months old when her parents Joseph (Dyok) Mary (Warcaba) and sister, Pauline, moved to a farm in the Daphne area. At 20 years of age, she married Nick Spizawka (deceased 1984). Annie and Nick lived in Toronto where Donna was born. Six months later they returned to the farm at Daphne, where Annie worked at the Quill Lake hospital for the next two years. Nick, Annie and Donna then moved to Saskatoon where Patrick and Timothy were born. She worked at Bethany Home for unwed mothers, which she so enjoyed. When Simpson Sears opened Annie worked in sales and accounting.
In 1973 Annie moved to Victoria where she completed a secretarial course and worked for the BC Ministry of Health, hearing aid division. In 1985 she married Allan Gray (deceased 2001). In 2006 she returned to Saskatoon where she lived on Spadina Crescent, Primrose Chateau and most recently Parkville Manor. She often spoke of her friendships at Parkville and of the staff that were so helpful to her.
Annie was an accomplished square dancer, ballroom dancer and quilter. She created beautifully designed quilts which she gifted to many. She enjoyed music having been part of the Sweet Adelines in Saskatoon. Her New Apostolic church family was a blessing in her life for many years.
Annie is survived by brother Ken Dyok (Carol), daughter Donna (Helmut) Termath, sons Pat (Lois) Spizawka, Tim (Maureen) Spizawka, grandchildren Hanna Jodrey, Nathan (Jordan) Jodrey, Lauren Spizawka (Allen Rollin), Kurt (Kristen) Spizawka, Nick (Janelle) Spizawka, Julie Spizawka, Jason Spizawka, Ryan Spizawka, great-grandchildren Joseph Cooper, Ruth Cooper, Autumn Rollin, Beau Jodrey, Josie Spizawka.
Annie was blessed to have niece Gail Wilkins in her life, who gave so much attention and love to her.
Funeral services to be held at Saskatoon Funeral Home on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 10:00 am. Livestream will be available and can be accessed through Annieʼs tribute page which will be posted in May. To share memories and condolences, please visit www.saskatoonfuneralhome.com.
Interment Friday May 19, 2023, Quill Lake Cemetery. Care entrusted to Saskatoon Funeral Home. (306 244 5577)
In lieu of flowers donations to Ronald McDonald House are gratefully accepted.
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