BILLINGS: ANNA LOUISE
It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Anna Louise Billings on February 27th, 2014, less then 8 months shy of her 100th birthday. Anna is survived by her husband of 76 years, Charlie, daughter Evelyn (Jack) Dart, son Mel (Ann) Billings, grandchildren Trever (Teri), Kim (Jason), Mat, Mike (Lisa), Glenda (Don), Garth (Cindy), and great grandchildren Eric, Monica, Nathan, Charlie, Reagan, Tyson, Allison, and David. She is also survived by her sisters Charlotte Gillatt, Ida (Cliff) Gillatt, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and family in Saskatoon, British Columbia, Florida, Nova Scotia and Minneapolis. She was predeceased by her daughter Jean (Abe) Kroeger, father Roy Boutilier, mother Anna Boutilier (nee Gunberg), stepmother Anna Boutilier (nee Forss), sister Marie Ellen, brother Leaman, brother David, and brother in law Wesley. Anna was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 25, 1914. Her family moved to the Meota area of Saskatchewan in 1922, and in 1929 to the Richard area. Anna lived most of her adult life in Saskatoon, where she and Charlie raised their 3 children. She loved her home on Maple Street, her garden, flower garden, and especially her roses. She loved to bake, crochet, and tat. She was awarded life membership in the Royal Canadian Legion, Nutana Branch 362 in Saskatoon. She was a caring and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Anna and Charlie moved to Kelowna in 2010. A service will be held at a later date, in Richard, Saskatchewan. Special thanks to the wonderful people at the Chatsworth Retirement Home, Kelowna General Hospital, and Cottonwoods. Also thanks to Dr. Bernard Lewke for his excellent care. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com, click on stories and type in Anna Billings.
Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC. 250-762-2299