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Anna Tarr
February 19, 1923 - April 26, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, God saw her getting tired, and took Anna to her eternal rest. <br /><br />Anna was born on the family farm near Bulyea on February 19, 1923, the second eldest of 11 children. <br /><br />After attending school at Pengarth and Bulyea, she moved to Regina to obtain a teaching certificate. It was while teaching school at Burnside that she met and married Walter, the love of her life. Together they raised five children on the family farm at Craven. <br /><br />Anna was an active member of the local Ladies Aid. She milked cows, drove truck during harvest, and had a huge garden which would be canned and frozen for the winter season. <br /><br />Anna and Walter enjoyed square dancing, Shriner activities and travelling. Anna always wrote up a record of their travels, and school teacher that she was, they read like a history lesson. Anna and Walter retired to Menzies Place in Regina in 1977 and lived there until 2006, when they moved to Broadway Terrace. In the summer of 2013 Anna moved to Helping Hands Care Home. <br /><br />Anna was predeceased by her husband Walter in 2010; infant daughter Eileen; parents Paul and Ragna Thompson; brothers Gudmund, Arvid and Paul Thompson; sisters-in-law Hazel Tarr, Carol and Eva Thompson; brothers-in-law George Tarr and Glen Samuelson; and mother and father-in-law George and Ada Tarr. <br /><br />Left to cherish Anna&rsquo;s memory are her children Ronald (Beth) Tarr, Gaye (Keith) Jane, Gary (Lyn) Tarr, AnnJoy (Barry) Bowns and RoseMarie Nielsen (David Wright); 12 grandchildren Robert, Kim, Kenneth, Dennis, Devin, Curtis, Philip, Jeffrey, Cherise, Christopher, Bradley and Rebecca; 17 great grandchildren; sisters Alvhild Thompson, Louise (Mickey) Statler and Elaine Samuelson; sisters-in-law Lavina and Helen Thompson; brothers Roald (Lorraine) Thompson, Einar (Barbara) Thompson, Alfred (Deanna) Thompson and Karstein (Joan) Thompson; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. <br /><br />Anna will be forever remembered and treasured for her caring, thoughtful ways, dedication and loyalty to her family and friends, and her beautiful smile. <br /><br />The family would like to thank Dr. J. S. McMillian for many years of exceptional care and the staff at Helping Hands for their love and compassion. <br /><br />A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home and Cemetery, 4001 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Lois Knudson Munholland officiating. <br /><br />In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Anna may be made to the Wa Wa Shrine Children&rsquo;s Hospital Patient Transportation Fund, 2065 Hamilton Street, Regina, SK S4P 2E1 or to a charity of your choice. <br /><br />Arrangements entrusted to Regina Funeral Home and Cemetery (306) 789-8850.</div>