A memorial for Anita Hauck has been set up at the Cliff Avenue homeless camp

Funeral for Anita Saturday

Anita Hauck, a Cliff Avenue camp resident, was an advocate for the homeless.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at the Salvation Army Caring Place for Anita Hauck, an advocate for the homeless.

Hauck, 45, died Sept. 28, after getting stuck in a clothing donation bin at a shopping centre in Pitt Meadows.

She had been living at the homeless camp on Cliff Avenue and volunteered at the Salvation Army.

She was an advocate for the homeless and spoke out about housing at a municipal election forum last November. She recently spoke out in favour of the Salvation Army following a request by Maple Ridge council for B.C. Housing to cut funding for the emergency shelter there.

“That was my baby daughter,” said Loretta Sundstrom, who also lives in Maple Ridge.

Hauck was the youngest of five children and was born in Vancouver. She had never been back east, as was previously reported.

“She’s never been to eastern U.S. or Canada. She was born in St. Paul’s Hospital, raised in Vancouver.”

Sundstrom was close to her daughter and knew about her struggles.

“I’m the one who was closest to Anita.”

When her mom moved to Maple Ridge, Hauck followed.

“It was the Caring Place that helped her get on track,” said Sundstrom added.

The Caring Place will be the location of a funeral service for Hauck on this Saturday, at 2 p.m.

“We’re encouraging people to park across the street. We feel it’s going to be a full house,” said Darrell Pilgrim with the Salvation Army.

Kathie and Ed Chiu, former executive-director with the Caring Place in Maple Ridge, will be officiating. The couple worked with Anita during her 10 years or so volunteering at The Caring Place.

“We hope to celebrate the life of someone who affected a lot of people, and who showed care and compassion for many,” said Pilgrim.

 

Just Posted

Man known to frequent Maple Ridge wanted by Langley RCMP

An arrest warrant is out for Bryce Telford for allegedly impersonating a police officer

New Maple Ridge council has old problem: Albion flats

Staff asking for politicians to decide direction

Thomas Haney team builds tiny house

Students spend two years building tiny house during shop class

Pitt Meadows council looking at 5.53 per cent budget increase

Budget deliberations include adding another cop this year, and every three years

VIDEO: Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

B.C. Green Party leader calls for Assistant Deputy Speaker to step aside

Weaver alleges whistleblower was fired after looking into the Liberal MLA’s expenses

B.C. man says he was evicted due to ‘personal vendetta’ against his toddler

Matt Astifan says he has tried to do what he can but a young child will always make some noise

Case of B.C. man caught with 27,500 fentanyl pills thrown out due to Charter breach

‘Ambiguous’ signal by drug sniffer dog Doodz leads to B.C. Supreme Court decision

B.C. animal killer Kayla Bourque guilty of breaching conditions

Bourque is expected to be sentenced on Feb. 8

Men allegedly tied to Red Scorpions gang arrested in B.C. drug busts

Nanaimo RCMP have made multiple arrests and seized drugs, weapons and cash

Man pulls over to help injured owl, gets hit by SUV

Chase RCMP say owl flew away while they were on scene

VIDEO: Soon-to-be-extinct caribou moved to B.C. interior

The three caribou are being held in pens north of Revelstoke

Most Read