Anne Shust (Kurchaba)
Anne Shust passed away peacefully on December 1 in her residence in the Rossburn Personal Care Home (RPCH). She was born and raised on the family farm in Oakburn, Manitoba where she lived until she decided to join the war effort. Responding to a newspaper ad she was accepted for employment in the Defence Industries Limited (DIL) armaments factory in Ontario. At the age of 20, she travelled alone by train to Ajax, Ontario where she worked as one of the famous "Bomb Girls" until the end of the war.
After work ceased at the factory, Anne returned to Oakburn where she met the love of her life, Edward Shust. They married in 1946 and farmed together until 1984 when they moved into the town of Rossburn. After Edward passed away in 1994 due to dementia, Anne continued to live in her house until 2017 at which time she moved into the RPCH.
Throughout her life, Anne displayed exceptional personal strength surviving breast cancer, a serious heart attack and covid 19. Sadly, her biggest physical struggle was the loss of her eyesight which really limited what she was able to accomplish.
Anne was predeceased by parents Fred and Tekla, husband Edward, brothers Paul and Mike, and son-in-law Bert Clarke. She is survived by her younger brother Ernie, children Dianne Clarke, Ryan Shust (Vernice), grandchildren Brent Clarke, Jared Clarke, Trista Donald (Craig) and Trevor Shust (Ainsley), great grandchildren Cassidy and Bria Donald, Owen and Maxx Shust.
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Canadian National Institute for the Blind
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