Anna Haupt

October 18, 1924 ~ February 22, 2019 (age 94)

Anna (Anni) Haupt nee Haimerl


Oct 18, 1924 – February 22, 2019

Anni was born at home in Kirchdorf , Rudelzhausen in the family home known as the Schusterhäusl. Her mother, Maria Haimerl nee Köck (Mut) and father, Franz Xaver Haimerl (Bap) supported their large family farming their small property and making shoes. With her brothers and sisters, Martin (Martl), Kreszenz (Zenzl), Maria (Marie), Franz Xaver (Xari), Theresia (Resl) and Georg (Schorsch), Anni grew up in a boisterous, happy family. She was known as Schuster Anni as her Dad was a master shoemaker and worked his craft from their home.  Anni attended elementary school in Kirchdorf and continued her senior education at the Mallersdorf Convent.

Her passion for life led her to travel and see many countries. In 1953, her adventurous spirit took her to Australia where she met Kurt Fritz Edgar Haupt (Edgar) . Anni and Edgar were married in Sidney on December 17, 1955. In fall of 1956, Anni and Edgar returned to Germany. Monika was born soon after their return. With another baby on the way and a toddler in hand Anni and Edgar emigrated to Canada to find work and a new home. Soon after settling in Calgary, Bert joined the family. Anni worked as a lab technologist with the Red Cross and the Holy Cross Hospital until 1975 when she and Edgar moved to Procter on Kootenay Lake.

Edgar built Anni a beautiful home which they enjoyed very much. Anni worked at the hospital in Nelson while Edgar crafted kitchens and furniture in his shop beside the house. The ‘Anni Doll’ was born in Procter and Anni spent many hours bringing joy to her family and customers with her personalized character dolls and many handcrafted gifts. The gardens also reflected Anni’s tender loving care and her geraniums were her pride and joy. In 1992, Anni and Edgar moved to Vancouver Island to enjoy a milder climate.  They found a lovely home in Ladysmith with room for their family, gardens to tend and berries to pick.

Anni loved to laugh and lived for her family. Although she claimed not to like cooking, all of her family enjoyed her delicious Mahltauschen, Lebkuchen and Stollen. She was an intelligent, talented and hard working woman, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

Anni will continue to live in the hearts of her family and friends. She is survived by her husband Edgar; children Monika (Ron) Gysler and Bert (Katherine) Haupt; her grandchildren Sarah Gysler (Matthew Carew), Amanda (Michael) Stamler, Matthew Gysler, Benjamin Haupt and Alexandra Haupt; and her great granchildren Brooklyn Stamler and Cole Stamler.

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