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Anne Marie Dobrik Chandik
July 25, 1936 - September 4, 2021
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<div itemprop="description">Anne Marie Chandik (Dobrik), 85, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. An incredible woman who touched the lives of everyone she came across, she finally acquiesced to giving cancer a win out of sheer pity after decisively crushing it three times. <br> <br>A tough-as-nails woman with a heart of gold, she married John, the love of her life, on Sept. 14, 1957. The two were absolutely magical together, each the other's perfect foil, and they were completely inseparable. Their love was one usually reserved for story books because it was too perfect to be believed. She had a way of disarming him while still fiercely supporting him all the time, while he simply needed to tell a joke and wink at her to get her to crack an ear-to-ear smile. Together, they were the ultimate love story. <br> <br>Walking anywhere near her kitchen would immediately prompt her to ask what you wanted to eat, and she usually had enough food in the house to feed a small army. Telling her no wasn't an option as she'd simply double down and start tossing out food options at you. She was at home when she could do something to put a smile on others' faces, whether that was making an incredible meal or dessert, telling beautiful stories about her life, playing games or simply being around people. Anne was incredibly proud of her family - she had sons Gerry and Allen and daughter Cathy - and took any opportunity to mention the great things that they'd done. <br> <br>A woman of faith, she showed the world what it meant to be tough. Anne dealt with a bevy of sicknesses and injuries throughout the years, yet never found the time or reason to complain about them. An injury that, "kind of hurts a little bit," turned out to be a broken hip. She never complained about her first three bouts with cancer, though she did find a way to beat it on all three of those occasions. She handled everything with a rarely-seen combination of grace, strength and wit. <br> <br>Anne is survived by her husband John, three children (Gerry, Catherine, Allen), five grandchildren (Matthieu, Tanya, Jennifer, Nicolas & Victoria) and one great-granddaughter (Blake). She was one of a kind, and she's already dearly missed. <br> <br>Please let Caroline (daughter in law) know if you plan on attending the celebration of life and meal at <br> <br>In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in memory of Anne to the Canadian Cancer Society <br></div>