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.
For those that wish to attend either the visitation or the service, please register using the following link: