On June 3, 2019, Sonia passed away at the age of 93.
Sonia was the only child of Stephen & Olga Anhel and grew up in the Drumheller Valley which she loved throughout her life. She excelled in music and gave recitals as a student prior to entering the Faculty of Nursing at University of Alberta in 1943. She graduated in the class of 1947 with a degree from the U of A and taught in Schools in Nursing in Alberta and British Columbia. In 1954 she married Raymond Batt, an electrical Engineer from the University of Manitoba. The Batt’s lived mainly in Alberta and retired there.
Sonia has resided in the Touchmark Nursing Home for the past four years and will be missed by her colleagues, friends, and nieces, Dr. Jane (Batt) Bain (Ontario), Gwen Batt Hansen (Denmark), and a number of cousins.
A Celebration of Sonia’s Life will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2019, at Connelly-McKinley Downtown Funeral Home, 10011 – 114 Street NW. Interment will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery, 13819- 82 St NW, Edmonton.