Anne (Dzendzel) Argue was born in Poland on April 20, 1925. Soon after, her father immigrated to Canada, with Anne and her mother following, landing in Halifax on May 1, 1930. On the trip they met an iceberg which they very narrowly missed. She recalls the panic there was as lifeboats were made ready and lifejackets put on!! The unsinkable Titanic went down when it hit an iceberg but they were saved by the grace of God!!
The family settled in the Vonda district in Saskatchewan where she received her public and high school education. In 1944, Anne went to Saskatoon Normal School to become a teacher. She recalls life at the time of the 30's — drought, grasshoppers, armyworms and dust storms!! Those were the days of hobos riding the freight trains going from one end of the country to the other looking for work. They begged or did anything to survive, often being in groups called Hobo Jungles!! War started in 1939 and many young people enlisted — not for patriotic reasons, but to get some decent clothes and 3 meals a day.
After teaching for 4 years Anne married Ormie Argue and they settled in the Sanctuary district where they farmed and raised their 4 children. In 1958, Ormie and Anne met and accepted the true gospel which enriched their lives and brought them peace and contentment and guidance. It also brought them into a worldwide fellowship of dear friends. In 1983, they moved to the town of Kyle to spend their retirement years. Ormie was able to and enjoyed helping the boys with whatever he could and they were glad for his help.
Anne's first love was her service to God, then her dear family of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She enjoyed her many friends and later learned to correspond with many the world over by E-mail on her computer. She enjoyed her garden, flowers and many handcrafts.
Anne is survived by her 4 children, Lois Woods (and her son and family of Vancouver and their three children; her daughter and family of Bow Island, their 3 children and one grandchild); Lorraine Wyman of Edmonton; Lloyd and family on the home farm and their 3 children, 14 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; and Lyle and family also on the home farm and their 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Anne is survived by 8 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren — all very much loved by gramma! Also, one brother and his wife and four daughters in Saskatoon and one sister and her husband of Kelowna BC. She also has many dear and close friends — many in the same fellowship she enjoys.
Anne Argue, age 95, passed away Friday, July 10, 2020 at the Cypress Regional Hospital, Swift Current, SK.
The Private Family Graveside Service for Anne Argue was held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm from the Clearwater Cemetery, Kyle District, SK with Dale Shultz, Amber Wilde, and Tracy Staples serving as officiants. “It Pays to Serve Jesus” and “Sweet is the Rest” were sung by those in attendance. The obituary was read by Darren Argue. Tributes were given by Dana Argue and Glenda Thue. “Just a Day” was a special selection by Anne’s grandchildren. Darren Argue, Jeff Argue, Debbie Hughes, Aaron Woods, Jennica Philips, Dana Argue, Glenda Thue, and Derek Argue served as Pallbearers.
In memory of Anne Argue, donations made to the Kyle Healthcare Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
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