To The Glory Of God
And In Remembrance Of
Anna Lydia Grant
May 12th 1915 to
January 15th 2006
Melville United Church
January 18, 2006
Minister: Rev. Ingrid Bennett,
Organist: Shirley Watson
Anna Lydia Grant
May 12, 1915 - Jan 15, 2006
The oldest of 11 children, Annie was
born in Pembroke to Charles and Amanda Hein. They moved to the Hein
farm near Eganville when she was one year old. She attended school in
Augsburg until grade 8. She spoke German at home so when she started
school, one of the other students had to tell her what the teacher
said. She learned English and then taught her brothers and sisters to
speak it as well. She quit school after grade 8 to work on the farm.
"I used to stand at the window and watch the other kids going to
school and cry because I wanted to go to school to become a nurse."
She is pre-deceased by brothers and
sister; Garnet, Ernest, Viola, Carl, Arthur, and Willard, and is sadly
missed by brothers, Basil (Esther), Eganville; Elson (Evelyn),
Wetaskiwin, Alberta; Earl (Marlene), Eganville and sister, Arline of
She married Robert Grant on July
17, 1935, and moved to the Grant farm on the River Road, where they
raised cattle, pigs, poultry, and seven kids! Bob passed away April
12, 1958, and she stayed on the farm until 1966. She moved into
Eganville for a year, then to Renfrew for few years, then to the Barr
Line, and finally back to Eganville, where she lived for 22 years. She
moved to Arnprior in 2002.
She is pre-deceased by husband Bob
in 1958 and son Keith (Ruth), who passed away in 2004, and is sadly
missed by Wilmer (Annetta), Eganville; Lois (Henry Rosien), Braeside;
Bob (Carolyn), Perth Road Village; Lorraine (Deli Cluff), Braeside;
Don (Ivy), Smiths Falls; and Ken (Anne), Renfrew, as well as 18
grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She loved to knit, do jig-saw
puzzles, play cards and party, but her biggest passion was her family.
Her greatest legacies, that she passed down to her children,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren, were her strength of character,
her honesty, and her love of life.
She will be fondly remembered.
ORDER OF WORSHIP
Call to Worship
Psalm 46: 1-2, 5, 7.
23rd Psalm Melinda Kuehl
Proverbs 31: 10-31
“In The Garden”
664 What A
Friend We Have In Jesus
Prayers of the
People and Lord’s Prayer
He Leadeth Me
Committal Rev. Richard Hollingsworth
Pallbearers: David Grant
My Mother kept a garden
A garden of the
She planted all
the good things
That gave my life
She turned me to
And encouraged me
The seeds of
the winds and rains came
She protected me
But not too much,
she new I'd need
To stand up strong
Her constant, good
Always taught me
right from wrong,
Markers for my
That will last a
I am my
I am her legacy.
And I hope today
she feels the love
family invites everyone downstairs
for a time
of fellowship and refreshment.