1923 ~ NAZAR ~ 2013

Posted: April 4th, 2013

Mrs. Anne Nazar (nee Derzaph) of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Mr. Stephen Nazar, passed away on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 at the age of 90 years. Anne leaves to cherish her memory one brother, John (Dorothy) Derzaph; four sisters, Lydia Jan, Frances Cameron, Emma (Joe) Ziebart, and Marie (Leo) Giesinger; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Anne was predeceased by her husband, Stephen; her parents, Enos and Rose Derzaph; two brothers, Michael and Edward Derzaph; and two sisters, Tillie Lacher and Eva Deis. Anne was born on January 24th, 1923 in Fox Valley, Saskatchewan where she was also raised and educated. She completed high school at St. Angela’s convent in Prelate. While working at Simpson Sears in Regina, Anne met Stephen and they were married on September 1st, 1945. They resided in Saskatoon while Stephen attended university and Anne was employed by the Hudson Bay Company and T.E. Eatons. Later they relocated to Montreal so Stephen could continue his schooling. Anne and Stephen made Montreal their home until 1982 when they retired to Medicine Hat. While in Montreal Anne furthered her education and was employed by Howell Forwarding Ltd. from 1958 to 1980. Anne enjoyed painting pictures, doing needlepoint, and playing bridge. She spent the last seven years at Masterpiece Living where she connected with all the staff and nurses. She will be remembered for her devotion to Stephen and her church. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and at HOLY FAMILY PARISH on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:25 a.m. Vigil Rites (prayers) will be said at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Saturday, April 6th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Philip Le, celebrant. Interment will follow in the Roman Catholic Section at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Anne’s memory may be made to Masterpiece Living, 4 River Ridge Drive NW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8V1. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Anne Nazar. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Friday around 12:35 p.m. on 93.7 Praise FM. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. Tom McCormick says:

    Anne was a very special person who was always positive and made you feel good just by being around her. Her devotion to Steven and to the church were obvious I was privilaged to know her. Rest in Peace Anne… the angels and the lord welcome you.

  2. dawn says:

    Our most sincere condolences for your loss. Please find strength in meditating on Isaiah63:9 which says that everything that pains us pains God as well. God’s love is so large we can be sure He will do away with death once and for all.

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