It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Anna Rein (nee Wagner) on June 23, 2012 at Trillium Villa Nursing Home. Devoted wife to the late Lorenz (1989). Anna was predeceased by her father Josef, her mother Sofia, her step-mother Magdalena and her brother Tony and sister Elizabeth. Cherished mother to Sophie and her husband Henry Welt. Loving Oma to Mark, his wife Jenny, their children Scott (Ashley) and Spencer; and to Erik and his partner Paula. Special Oma Anna to Joni and daughter Erynn. Loving Aunt to the Mendler families of Windsor and she cherished the extended Rein family of Australia. Anna’s life touched many people throughout her years in Yugoslavia, followed by immigration to Windsor in 1953, then moving to Sarnia in 1990. A special thank you to all of the staff at Trillium Sunrise for their years of care and dedication to Mom. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with prayers at 8:30 p.m. A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron, Sarnia at 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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