In Celebration of

Anne Opfermann

February 14, 1920 -  September 27, 2021

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness to announce the peaceful passing of our beloved friend, wife and aunt, Anna Opfermann, at the age of 101 years old. Anna was a devoted wife to her husband Alfons who passed away on April 9, 1994.

Anna was born in Heiligenstadt, Germany, where she met Alfons. After their marriage and following the war they moved to Hanover in western Germany.

They emigrated to Canada in 1957 in order to have a better life. They bought a rooming house in central Toronto, which provided income and later purchased a home in Etobicoke, Toronto in 1969. This was their lifelong home and Anna lived in this house until 2018. Anna was an administrative clerk for many years at Manulife Financial in Toronto.

Anna was a fiercely independent person who loved to travel and to meet new friends. Her travels have taken her all across Canada and parts of the United States, as well as on cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean. They often went to Florida and back home to Germany as well.

She is survived by her sister Maria and nieces Gudrun, Birgit, Hella, and nephew Guenther and will be greatly missed by her many friends. Predeceased by sisters Elisabeth and Dorothea.

A visitation will be held at Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, on Wednesday October 6th from 3:00 - 4:00 pm, and a funeral service will be held at the same location on Thursday October 7th at 11:00 am.
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Gerhard and Nina Becker (Friend since 1957)

Entered October 3, 2021 from Kincardine on

Anne and Gerhard came on the same ship across the ocean from Germany to Canada 1957.
The two of them became friends and stayed that way until Gerhard passed away Jan15th 2021.
Anna came up to visit us sometimes on the bus or we picked her up and brought her up to Point Clark.
We lived lakeside and she loved swimming in Lake Huron and tend to our flower gardens. Anna joined us also for a trip in our RV to Sauble Beach for the day to enjoy the sunshine and swimming. She happened to fall asleep in the sun and got burnt badly , but just shrugged it off as nothing had happened. She was such a trooper and her sense of humour was awesome. We sure enjoyed her company and loved her. She met Gustel in Point Clark and they really hit it off together.
Anytime we drove to Toronto we always stopped at her place for a visit and have lunch with her.
In the last years when Anna had to move into a care facility we had a few visits, and she was not very happy.. she was such an independent lady. Anne was a very sweet lady and she was very close to Gerhard’s and my hearts.
She will be missed. Now she is on another journey maybe with Gustel and Gerhard.
Peach love to all of them, they are all on the same journey.
Nina Becker

Gudrun Geis (niece)

Entered October 4, 2021 from Sulzbach am Main

Dear aunt Änne,
after a long, fulfilled life, you have now closed your eyes forever.
I loved your manner and especially your humor. We spent wonderful times together. I am very grateful for that. I will not forget any of it.
Rest in peace. You will always be in my heart.
Your Gudrun

Günther und Ingrid (Nephew and his wive)

Entered October 4, 2021 from Heiligenstadt/Deutschland

Erinnerungen sind wie Sterne in der Nacht.
Sie funkeln hell in unseren Herzen.

Norbert (aka Norm) Kempkens (Close friend for many years)

Entered October 4, 2021 from Toronto and Florida

We met Anne and Alfons in 1959 when they came into my parent's Radio and Television store on Bloor St. In Toronto to buy a radio. Ever since then my parents and myself have been good friends. Anne loved to travel and together with her husband she booked many trips to a variety of destinations. She loved meeting people and making new friends. She was always there if you needed her, helpful to all her many friends and family in Germany and always willing to help with a smile. Our dear Anne will be sorely missed and we will celebrate her life as best we can.

Hans Niederreiter (Good friend)

Entered October 4, 2021 from Etobicoke

I have known Anne for almost 10 years and I found her one the kindest and sweetest persons I have known.It was always a great joy to visit her along with Norm for afternoon coffee and cake .She was knowledgeable on a wide range of topics as well as having travelled widely.
I know I can speak for all in that we miss her greatly. .She was a shining light in this world.


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