It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Annetta Inez Gellner (Richmond) on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 after a short courageous battle with cancer.
Annetta was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan on November 11, 1943, and moved to Saskatoon in 1962 to attend Saskatoon Business College. Shortly after graduation in 1963 she started her career at the University of Saskatchewan in the Office of the Registrar and was there for 35 ½ years. Retirement didn’t last long and she joined the Administrative & Supervisory Personnel Association (ASPA) team at the U of S in 1998 and was with them for another 21 years. While working full time, Annetta found the time to graduate with a Business Administration Certificate from the U of S in 1989. In November 2019 ASPA honoured her with naming a bursary after her, the “Annetta Gellner ASPA Bursary” and she was thrilled.
Annetta met Ervin Gellner in Saskatoon and were married on January 22, 1966 in Nipawin. For a period of time they lived in Clavet, Saskatchewan and then on an acreage just east of Clavet but for the most part, Saskatoon has been home. They had the opportunity to take a number of trips together, an Alaskan Cruise, Jamaica for their 50th Anniversary, Nashville TN, trips across Canada to attend conferences, and they always enjoyed their winter trips to Arizona with family and out to Alberta.
Annetta never was idle, she was always crocheting something, chasing rainbows, sunrises and sunsets to photograph, on the hunt for stones to wire wrap and volunteered on various committees. She was a great cook and never flinched at feeding a large group.
Annetta is survived by her husband, Ervin of 54 years and their daughter, Ervanna Griffiths (Ron) of Olds, Alberta. She is predeceased by her parents, Bert & Pearl Richmond; a brother who passed at infancy; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charlie & Rosie Gellner; and her sister-in-law, Doreen Hendricks.
We would like to thank the nurses and staff at Palliative Care at St. Paul’s Hospital for their amazing care and compassion, you are all angels. A small private celebration of life will be held at this time. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Annetta Gellner ASPA Bursary.
Condolences from family and friends
Posted by Angeline Hainstock | 31-Aug-2020
Dear Ervin, Ervanna, and Family. It was a pleasure to meet the bright face that made the ASPA office what it was. I wish I would have been able to get to know her better. She was such a kind hearted woman. I send my condolences and well wishes to you in this time. God Bless you and your Family.