Anna Martha (Pasch) Thodt, passed away suddenly at her home in Terrace, B.C. on Sunday, November 18th, 2012. She was born to the late Josef and Gertrude Pasch on July 18th, 1933 in Hitdorf, Germany.
At the age of 18, Anna married Hans Guenter Peter Thodt on mber 3rd, 1951 in Leverkusen, Germany. Life as Anna had changed dramatically after this.
In 1952 Anna and Hans celebrated the birth of their first child, a little girl they named Erika. With the changing times Anna and Hans decided to make some changes themselves. Hans left his wife and daughter in Germany and moved to Canada in 1954 where he gained employment and a new home in Kitimat for his family. In June 1956 Anna and Erika arrived on the east coast of Canada and traveled by train across the country to reunite with Hans
in their new home. In a few short years the family again grew with the addition of their son Frank. The first few years in a foreign country was a challenge for Anna with her limited English skills. She told of her many visits to the grocery store that ended with her coming home with the wrong items, as she was not familiar with the written language or the products in the stores. In time, with the help of many new life-long friends she had made in Kitimat, Anna conquered the
In 1958 the family relocated again, this time only a few short miles to Terrace. Here they bought a small home on Agar Avenue and did some major renovations to make it fit their growing family that soon included son’s Edward, Peter and daughter Rosalee. In 1978 Hans and Anna purchased 10 acres on North Eby. With the help of their children, they built a new home and turned the land into a small hobby farm. This included goats, geese, chickens, rabbits and a variety of fruits and vegetables that Anna took great pride in canning and preparing for her family. When not in the home effortlessly preparing large delicious meals for her family, Anna was usually tending to her beautiful flowerbeds or knitting something-or-other for one of the family.
Anna and Hans made their final move in 1999 downsizing to a small apartment. This last move allowed them more time to visit with their growing family that had spread out to Alberta, Ontario and Switzerland.
On November 3rd, 2008 Anna and Hans celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. It was a love that endured to the end when Hans passed away a few short weeks later on November
Anna’s greatest joy in life was her family. She took pride in all their accomplishments and was there for all of the sorrows as well. She could always be depended upon as a source of unconditional support for anyone at anytime.
Anna was predeceased by her loving husband Hans Guenter Peter Thodt and son-in-law David Waywitka. She is survived by: sons Frank (Beatrice), Edward and Peter (Marilyn). Daughter’s Erika Waywitka and Rosalee Niznansky (John). Anna was blessed with several grandchildren; grandsons: Jason (Jen), Justin, Aiken & Julian, Tyler and Mathew; granddaughter Melissa-Anne and great-grandson Case.
Private interment was held at Terrace Municipal Cemetery on Monday, November 26th. Memorial donations may be made to the Terrace Community Foundation at 3100 Kalum Street, Terrace, B.C. V8G 4L1.
And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side”
We would also like to thank Dr. Fourie and his staff for the wonderful care they gave our beloved mother in her final days. Also Art Erasmus,
Charlie Meeks, Terrace RCMP member’s and the Ambulance attendants that so thoughtfully helped us in our time of grief.