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Ann Christine Shukla

Born: Jun 27, 1942

Date of Passing: Sep 19, 2022

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June 27, 1942 – September 19, 2022

Ann was born to Joan Mary & Arthur Groves on June 27, 1942. She was the oldest of three children and was predeceased by her brother Patrick and survived by her sister Margaret (Maggie) and her children Mark and Elfe (Warketin) Shukla, Kim Shukla and son-in-law Richard Whitehead and Mary-Ann Shukla, son-in-law Michael Bergen and her three granddaughters, Sofia, Laura and Sydney. She is also survived by her nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Ann was born in Sheering, a civil parish and village in the Epping Forest district of Essex, England, during World War II and often spoke of the hardships endured by many. She met her husband Rajnikant (Roger) Shukla and was married on July 1, 1961, in England. In June 1967 Ann and Roger emigrated from England with two small children and settled in Manitoba. They lived in Portage La Prairie where Mary-Ann was born, Newton Siding and then settled in Thompson, Manitoba until the mid '70s. They then moved to La Broquerie where they were settled for over thirty years.
Mom loved to sew and created many dresses, costumes and directed sewing classes for 4H in Thompson. There was always reems of fabric to be found in the house. Gardening was her true passion with a goal of recreating the rambling English gardens that she remembered from home. These gardens would also be home for her cats and dogs and many other stray or injured animals that she nursed back to health. When not gardening, Mom worked as a secretary for many years and her final job was running a business with Dad called Ramfor Equipment, which was located on the outskirts of Mitchell. Mom & Dad loved to travel, and their most memorable trip was to India. Mom was a true grammarian and recognized the importance of reading and instilled that passion in her children. She shared many a book with her friends and enjoyed her time at Book Club.
Mom was independent, loved to challenge and could be a contrarian. She was unique.
True to her English upbringing Mom was private and her final wishes were for no service. The family will be taking her ashes back to England at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ann's memory can be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society.

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As published in The Carillon on Sep 22, 2022

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Dear Ann, It's been a few years since we last saw each other. You were such a pleasure to work with (for many years). Your humor was appreciated, your dedication to others admirable. A recall your never ending desire to have my shortbread. I recall you having a box on your pillow so you could have one during the night. Silly things like that made you special. Discussions over your garden and getting your tan were very interesting. You will be missed. To the family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Ann. I have many good memories of Ann as I'm sure you have to keep Ann in your thoughts forever. - Posted by: Barb D'Avignon (co-worker) on: Oct 22, 2022

  • My condolences to Ann's family. I worked with both Ann and Mark at Versatile Farm Equipment where Ann took me under wing and helped guide me on my career path. May you rest in peace. - Posted by: Shelley Demery (Co-Worker at Versatile Farm Equipment) on: Sep 24, 2022

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