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May 12, 1959 ~ October 13, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old
Wife, Mother, Amma, Sister, Aunt and beautiful friend, Ann died peacefully with her family by her side at Neepawa Hospital on October 13, 2023 at the age of 64.
She was born on May 12, 1959 to the late Einar and Margaret Sigurdson. Born and raised on a farm in Lakeland, Manitoba, she loved country living and especially the cattle, Lakeland Polled Herefords. She was in 4-H and went to many fairs where she groomed and showed cattle winning many trophies and prizes for her efforts.
On September 27, 1980 Ann married Leonard Kuharski and took up residence in Neepawa, Manitoba. There they raised their three children, Myles, Jeff, and Katelyn. Sports played a large role, whether it be hockey or baseball. She was proud of her family and loved them with her whole heart. Ann grew up surrounded by a large extended family which solidified her commitment to her own family unit. Ann was thrilled to become an Amma to Desi, Nora, Carter, Drew, Sawyer, Clarke and finally Anders. Her goal was to live till Anders arrived and she did that!
Ann was a people person. Her jobs included hairdressing, working at the Yellowhead Centre, and then at White's Funeral Home. Her spirit and legacy will live on as the community has been marked and improved by Ann in more ways than we can count. Her dedication to her family, friends and the town is well known. She left a permanent mark that will not be forgotten.
Charming, fun, kind, loyal and hard working are a few attributes that describe Ann. She faced many tragedies in her life, losing her mom at the age of 2, house burning down and many health challenges. She did not let this define her, but bravely carried on. We thank her for her unconditional love and support she gave us, sadly taken from us too soon.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Leonard Kuharski. Her children
Myles (Sarah), Jeff (Joscelin), Katelyn Hockin (Greg); grandchildren Desi, Nora, Carter, Drew, Sawyer, Clarke and Anders. Stepmom Edythe Sigurdson. Sister Lynn Watson (Ron); niece
Amy Fagerstrom (Gunnar), Noah, Toby & Mya. Nephew Jared Watson (Roberta) Seth & Cole.
Numerous friends, extended family members and Neepawa residents.
We would like to thank all the staff at Neepawa Hospital for their amazing care for Ann as well as all family, friends and the entire community for reaching out or sending food. We appreciate all the support during this hard time. We would also like to thank White’s Funeral Home for helping us with the Memorial Service and for being a great place for Mom to work in her last years and to Chad McCharles for officiating the service, you were so great to work with and made sure to make the service so personal.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to:
Beautiful Plains Community Foundation Inc. Box 486 Neepawa Mb. R0J 1H0
A Celebration of Life was held on October 19, 2023 with Rev. Chad McCharles officiating at the Yellowhead Centre in Neepawa, MB. A private family interment was held at the Riverside Cemetery in Neepawa, Mb.