Annabelle was born Annie Isabella, the second child to Dave and Tabitha Dalziel on a farm in Balgonie, Saskatchewan on February 11, 1919. She lived there with her parents and 4 siblings, Dave, Ken, Duke and Jean until 1934 when they moved north to the homestead at Love, Saskatchewan. Annabelle and her older brother Dave travelled to the Love area in the rumble seat of a Model T. Soon after, she started cooking for a logging crew when she was 15 years old.
Annabelle met Norman Pack, her one and only true love, some years later and they were married in White Fox Saskatchewan on October 19, 1937. Norman and Annabelle along with their children Blaine, Paul, Ann and Don lived on the farm just west of Love from that date until Norman’s sudden passing in 1972. Annabelle moved to Nipawin in 1974, where she lived in a suite in the home of her eldest son Blaine until moving into Pineview Lodge in 2013.
Annabelle’s greatest loves were her family, Jehovah, various forms of needlework (including beautiful baby quilts for all the new additions to the family), paper-tole, and cooking/baking at which she was the best.
On July 25, 1941 Annabelle symbolized her dedication to Jehovah and served him faithfully until her passing. Annabelle loved to tease and most of us have been privileged enough to experience her unmistakable wit and humor first hand.