Anne Busch

Obituary of Anne Elizabeth Busch

September 3, 1933 - Beiseker, Alberta

July 13, 2022 - Lyalta, Alberta


Anne Busch passed away on Wednesday July 13, 2022 in Lyalta at the age of 88 years.


Anne was born in Beiseker and grew up on the family farm near Elnora, Alberta.  She trained as a Registered Nurse at the Holy Cross School of Nursing in Calgary where she graduated in 1958 and worked there for several years.  She married Harold Busch in 1959 who predeceased her in 2001 and had four children Lori, Alex, Darcy and Dianne that she raised in Calgary, Alberta where she was a member of St Cecilia’s parish for many years.


Anne was very artistic, turning her hand successfully to painting, drawing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, baking and in her latter years to quilting.  She was a member of many groups, most importantly the Catholic Church along with independent quilting groups and Piecemakers.


One Day At A Time

Help me believe in what

I could be, and all that

  I am.

Show me the Stairway

I have to climb, Lord

for my sake, teach me

   to take

One Day At A Time



The Serenity Prayer


God grant me the

Serenity to accept the

Things I cannot change,

Courage to change the

Things I can ….

And the wisdom to

Know the difference.


For the past two years, she has lived in the Strathmore and Lyalta areas of Alberta to be closer to her daughter Dianne and son-in-law Wes and spend more time with her grandchildren (Dianne and Darcy’s children) whom she loved unconditionally and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with.


Anne is survived by three of her children, Lori, Alex, and Dianne (Wes), with her son Darcy having sadly passed away in 2018.  She also has seven grandchildren, Jason, Kyle, Nathon, Thomas, Megan, Ashley, and Mitchell.  She is also survived by three of her brothers Tony (Audrey), Dan (Joyce) and Pete (Shannon)with Joe, Aloys, Frank, Stephen, and Frances having predeceased her along with her parents Bertha and Anton.


Her children and grandchildren will often tell stories of the naughtiness that she encouraged in them.  A key difference between being a mother and a grandmother is that the grandmother gets to do all the fun things!  She was our rock and the stability in all of our lives, and she will live on in our memories and our hearts along with the many stories we have to tell.


A family only internment service will be held at a later date.  Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here, or at


In living memory of Anne Busch, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive NE, Calgary, AB T2A 3V9, Telephone: 403-248-8585.

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