24 May , 1935 – 18 March , 2019
Fierce, Passionate, Loyal, Loving, Articulate, Witty
Our Mum passed peacefully on March 18, 2019. Pre deceased by her mother Irena Rose, brothers Ralph Rose & John Rose & Sister Elizabeth Parker. Mum had so many accomplishments in her life, fought fiercely for justice for many and believed strongly to never take any basic rights for granted. Vote! Get involved! Never be a pushover! Her joy was music. Ann loved singing and entertaining with song with her choirs, at senior’s homes and in church. She wore many hats, a few to mention her years on the Board of Directors at the Credit Union, The Vancouver Women's Transportation Club, Secretary of her Golf Association, Choirist, Chief Clerk at CPR for 35 years, single Mum to Roy & Karen, loved sister and auntie. No matter the role, she took every responsibility seriously & always did her very best. Her last years were dampened by Alzheimer's. Yet she was lovingly cared for at the Hamlets in Westsyde, Kamloops where the nurses & Care Aides were amazing. Her private Care Aide, Phaedra, became our Angel. She had the ability to make Mum laugh and feel loved every day. Ann will be missed by her son Roy (Laura), daughter Karen (Desmond), her sister Audrey Dunn, along with many nieces, nephews, wonderful neighbors & many lovely friends, especially her buddy, Rosemarie Montyon. The heavens have another singing angel, and as Mum's nephew Ron would say.......We love you 5 cents worth! A celebration of Ann's life will be at a later date. To honor Ann, donations to the CNIB or Alzheimer's research are appreciated.
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1 April 2019
I remember many happy memories of spending time with Ann in her home having tea with her and also sharing music with her. I became friends with her in 1999 when she decided to take piano lessons at Wilson Center in Port Coquitlam and I was giving group piano lessons at that time. I will miss her.
Betty Ann (Knight) Garreck
1 April 2019
I saw this obituary and remembered your mum’s sweet face. That is Ann, I said to myself.
It was a long time ago, grade 8-10 @ Kits and we had more fun at Connaught Park. I think of you two and the things we used to get up to!
Sincere condolences to Karen and Roy.