anna ebner b & w003EBNER, Mrs. Anna (nee Daspelgruber), of St. Thomas, passed away at the Elgin Manor, R.R.#1, St. Thomas on Friday, February 15, 2013, in her 94th year. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anne (nee Heinzl) Daspelgruber of Austria.  Beloved wife of the late Joseph Ebner (2011). Loving mother of Brigitta Sbarra and her husband Nicholas of St. Thomas, and Elizabeth Salvo (late Bruce, 1991) of Hamilton.  Cherished grandmother of Gary Sbarra and his wife Annette of St. Thomas, Carol Grein and her husband Kenneth of Brantford, Lisa LoPresti, and Angela Bettiol and her husband Michael, all of Hamilton.  Loving great-grandmother of Melissa and Justin Corriveau, Tyler Grein, all of Brantford, Adam and Zachary Sbarra, of St. Thomas, Mary and Matthew Bettiol, and Patricia LoPresti, all of Hamilton. Also survived by a step-brother, Karl and his wife Mitzi, and several nieces, nephews and numerous relatives in her native Austria. Anna was predeceased by three brothers, Franz, Karl, Joseph and stepbrother Vincenz, all of Austria. Anna emigrated with her family from Austria to St. Thomas, ON in 1954. She was employed at the Edythe Shoppe, St. Thomas shortly after her arrival in Canada.  During the late 1960’s  and early 1970’s, Anna and her husband owned and operated the Ramona Delicatessen, St. Thomas. Anna was a member of Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas, and the German-Canadian Club.   For many years, Anna enjoyed travelling throughout Europe, North and South America and Hawaii with her husband, family and friends. She also enjoyed many winters at her Florida condominium.  Public visitation will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St.,  St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Monday, February 18th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. (Prayers at 4:30 p.m.).  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas on Tuesday, February 19th at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Elgin-St. Thomas gratefully acknowledged.

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