In Memory of



Obituary for Ann Williams

Our hearts are broken and with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mom, Ann Williams. She was our beloved Mother, Wife, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister and Auntie. Ann left us peacefully in the early hours of Monday, January 8th, 2024, in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 91.

Ann (Honia) Pawluk was born in a log cabin on March 3rd,1932 in Nipawin, SK. Her parents, Bill and Paranka (Pearl) Pawluk, along with oldest brother Mike immigrated from Ukraine to Nipawin in 1930. Ann was first to be born in Canada. She had five siblings, Mike, Bill, Pearl, Nora and Bobby. She graduated from a Catholic boarding school in Yorkton, SK.

She took six weeks of normal school so she could teach. She brought her three youngest siblings, Pearl, Nora, & Bobby to live in rural Manitoba. Ann lived with them in a one room schoolhouse as well as taught them in school.

Ann then moved to Kimberly, BC in her early 20’s where she worked for B.C. Tel. It was there she met and married Cliff Williams on January 15th, 1956. They had four children. Ann worked various office jobs before pursuing her dream of teaching. Coming to Calgary to get her Degree in Education at U of C. She taught grade one for 15 years. She remained in Calgary the rest of her days.

Ann's wit and sweetness touched everyone she met. Her life was a testament to her strength, compassion, and unwavering faith. She loved to teach, but her Faith was the pillar of her life, and would share the Love of God with everyone. She lived her beliefs through her actions, always there to offer a kind word, a prayer, or a hand to hold.

Ann resided for the last 15 ½ years living at Newport Harbour Care Home.
Thank-you to the Nurses, and staff that helped care for our Mom. Your love, prayers, compassion and friendship for our Mom was such a blessing. God Bless you all.

Ann's legacy is carried on by her four children and their spouses, Rhys and Ken Hibbert, Bronwen Wood, Sheri and Bill Mackarenko, and her son, Olie (Gene) and Dawn Williams as well as her siblings, sister, Nora Harper and brother, Bill Pawluk. Together with her 11 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren, they will remember her for her love, guidance, and the countless memories they shared. Ann was predeceased by her husband, Cliff Williams; parents, Bill and Pearl Pawluk; sister, Pearl Pawluk; brothers, Mike and Bobby Pawluk; and son-in-law, Ross Wood.

As we bid farewell to Ann, 91 years young, we celebrate a life well-lived, full of love, laughter, and the grace of God. She will be greatly missed, but her spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

We are excited that Ann is now a citizen of Heaven, and we look forward to the day that we will be reunited with her.

“For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.”
Romans 10: 9-10
This is Ann’s heart and prayer for all.

A Celebration of Ann’s Life will be held at a later date and time to be provided. All who knew Ann are welcome to join us in celebrating her remarkable life.

"Her light will continue to shine in our hearts forever."

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann’s memory by phone to Operation Christmas Child (1) 800-663-6500, a wonderful organization that touches and blesses many children and was dear to Ann’s heart. Please mention Ann Williams name when calling.


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