Anna Toews Sukkau passed away December 29th, 1998 Abbotsford.
She was born November 21, 1904 to Cornelius & Anna Toews in Terek, Caucasus, Russia. She attended a Christian School and was raised in a Christian home. She always believed in God. She loved to read and memorize scripture. As a child she believed heaven was awarded to the good.
Fearing their Tartar neighbours, the family fled to Suvorovka. Longing for assurance of salvation, she accepted Christ, claiming Gal. 2:20 through Rev. John I. Toews, her teacher. She was baptized and joined the M.B. Church.
The family returned to the Terek. She married Henry Sukkau Sept. 10, 1924.
n 1925, they immigrated to Swalwell, Alberta, Canada and joined the LaGlace, (Alta) MB Church. In 1933 they moved to Yarrow, BC and joined the Yarrow MB Church. They ran a family business for 28 years and then they returned to Alberta to farm.
In 1963, their house burned while she was alone, but she managed to save some furniture. They retired to Salmon Arm, BC and joined the Baptist Church for three years.
In 1983 they moved to Clearbrook BC and joined the Clearbrook MB Church.
Anna enjoyed family outings and gatherings and travelling to northern Canada, Greenland, the US and Europe. She is remembered for baking, cooking and times with her children and grandchildren.
She was always active in church. In her 80's she led the Maria-Martha ladies' fellowship. She was deeply concerned about the spiritual destiny of her children.
The last years she lived in Menno Home & Hospital.
She was predeceased by Henry in a traffic accident in 1987, infant son Gerhard, 1 grandson, 1 sister and two brothers. Anna is mourned by her children: Elizabeth Penner of Abbotsford; Harry of Kelowna B.C.; Anna Buller of Fresno, California; Elvina Charleton of Quesnel, B.C., George of Grande Prairie, Alta; and Marlene McDonald of Salmon Arm BC, 22 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 1 brother.
The memorial service was in Clearbrook MB Church with Jacob Pauls, John E. Klassen and Herman Buller ministering.