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Antoinette Schimanski

August 20, 1932 - January 15, 2021

Anne Schimanski, of London, passed away peacefully at Middlesex Terrace, on Friday, January 15, 2021 in her 89th year. Anne was born in London on August 20, 1932, the oldest child to her parents Michael and Karolina Zaranik. Anne and her siblings, Michael, Stephen and Susan lost their father at a young age, when he was killed in action at Monte Cassino in May of 1944. In 1958, Anne married the love of her life, John Schimanski, and together they had three children: Caroline, Frank, and Suzanne. Anne was a stay at home Mom until her youngest daughter started high school; she then became the crossing guard for Blessed Sacrament Separate School, helping children cross Oxford Street. Anne was a devoted parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Parish prior to its closure. She also loved her miniature schnauzers, bingo and classic movies. After her husband John passed away in 1988, Anne suffered some health issues, causing her mobility to decline, which limited her interactions with others. Anne suffered further heartache, when her youngest daughter Suzanne passed away in 2006.

Anne is survived by her daughter Caroline and her husband Alan Palmer, her son Frank and his wife Jennie Schimanski, her grandchildren: Brian and his wife Jennifer Palmer, Shannon Palmer and her fiancé Marc Przewieda, Ami and her husband Tim Hendry, Elli and her husband Kevin Stenson, and her great grandsons Joel and James.

Due to COVID restrictions, a family graveside service was held at St. Peter’s Cemetery officiated by Father Murray Sample.

We would like extend our thanks and appreciation to the staff at Middlesex Terrace, especially Jessica and Emilia, for the care and compassion you provided to our Mom in her final days.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Anne are asked to consider the Humane Society London & Middlesex or the Canadian Mental Health Association.

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Dear Jennie and Frank;As a family we are so very sorry to hear of the recent passing of your mother here in London,Ontario.What a truly fine mother and warm friend to all the citizens of London and likewise we trust beyond its borders as you all tavelled as family members on numerous vacations over many,many years we trust exploring our ever changing modern world worldwide either individually or as a family to kick back,relax,smile and enjoy various offerings our modern world has to offer in society past and present these days.may you remember all the great moments way back in those days for us also we trust.These items will sustain you all in your future career offerings and retirement also okay.Take care for us all;Yours Sincerely Brian and Mary Cross,Darlene and Harry TenHaaf and family London,Ontario,Brenda and Doug Martin,Scarborough,Ontario.


Our deepest sympathy to Frank, Jennie and their family in the loss of a mom and grandma.

~ Lloyd and Carol Moore

Anne, You n John were party of my childhood! Fortunately Mom & I ran into you at bingo a couple of years ago over tea and cookies. Everytime I hear 'oh tannenbaum', I think of you you n John (german lessons) Blessings to your beautiful family ♥️

~ Dianne Bengivengo

Frank & Family, Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Extending heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. The Lockhart’s Jeff and Bernadette Paul and Helen

~ Jeff Lockhart

Dear family! We are very sad and grieve with you for your dear mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. We are so sorry that you had to experience this heavy loss in such difficult times. Our thoughts are with you and we include Aunt Anne and all of you in our prayers. May she rest in peace! We think back very fondly to our visit with her and keep her in our hearts. Our heartfelt, deepest condolences! Janine, Karsten, Julius and Clara from Dortmund (Germany)

~ Janine

Frank, Jennie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

~ Marsha Allen

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