Annie Schofield (Diggle) POLUSHIN

Annie Schofield (Diggle) POLUSHIN


Annie Schofield (Diggle) Polushin of Rimbey, Alberta died peacefully at the age of 92 years on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre ~ Area Three, where she had resided for the past year and a half.

Annie was born in Red Deer, Alberta on March 29, 1921. She was the firstborn to Joe and Ellen Diggle, and an older sister to Peggie and Harry. Annie was raised on the family farm in the Forshee District and attended the Chapel School, the Rimbey High School, and the Calgary Normal School where she trained to be a teacher. One of her early teaching postings was to the Homeglen School where she soon caught the eye of one of the local bachelors, Mike Polushin. Annie accepted his marriage proposal upon his return from overseas duty. They were married at the Anglican Church of the Epiphany in Rimbey on July 17, 1946, and set out to build a family and a farm nearby. Annie will be remembered for her great love of learning, her unfailing capacity for teaching, her monumental interest in the world around her, her unflagging Christian faith, and her unsurpassable grace, integrity and good humour.

“Her family is very proud and grateful that she blessed our lives so beautifully.”

Annie and Mike raised six children: Connie (Edwin), Mary (Kris), Beth (Hugh), Murray, Margie, and Mark (Deborah). Annie will ever be loved and missed by her children, as well as her grandchildren: Kevin, Darren, Trish, Grant, Vicki, Nicola, Danica, Michael, Philip, Jane, and Angus; and her ten great grandchildren. She will also ever be loved by her sister, Peggie Gibbons; her sisters-in-law, Lorna Diggle and Aileen Polushin; in addition to many nieces, nephews and friends. Annie was predeceased by her parents; her beloved husband, Mike, and her brother, Harry.

A Public Memorial Service in Annie’s Honour was held at the Rimbey Christian Reformed Church, Rimbey on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend David Holmes of the Rimbey Anglican Church of the Epiphany officiating. Interment followed in the West Haven Cemetery, Rimbey. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Annie’s Memory may be made directly to the Anglican Church of the Epiphany ~ Memorial Fund, Box 199, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0; or to the David Thompson Health Trust, c/o Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Box 440, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0. Condolences to the Family may also be expressed by email to:

Funeral and Cremation Arrangements for the Late Annie Schofield (Diggle) Polushin entrusted to the care of


Rimbey, AB. 403-843-4445

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