KINGERLEE, Ann (née LICHTENSTEIGER)
September 24, 1952 – August 1, 2022
Ann was born in Vancouver and moved to Victoria where her family eventually settled in Gordon Head. She was the eldest of six children and was not only a sister but also a responsible caregiver who helped with the busy household. After graduating from Mt. Doug High School, Ann began her studies in Education at UVic. While working a summer job as a tourist counsellor on board the B.C. Ferries, she met her future husband, Roy. He became the love of Ann’s life and her best friend for over fifty years. The two married in 1972 and started a family. Together Roy and Ann raised three children while living on the Sunshine Coast, in Lantzville and finally, Saanichton. Ann was creative and had a wide range of interests and talents. She was the consummate outdoorswomen who was happiest when she was hiking or skiing mountains, photographing wildflowers in the alpine, sailing the coastal waters or spending time at the cabin. She was an avid reader, skilled artist, seasoned but reluctant cook and was gifted in numerous other creative pursuits. Beyond this, she was widely remembered and loved by all who had the privilege of knowing her for her kind and calm demeanor, endless patience, generosity of spirit, quiet sense of humour and her love for her family; traits that naturally shone through in her roles as an educator, wife, mother and grandmother. Forever selfless and determined, Ann continued to focus on the wellbeing of those around her and maintained her independence despite her declining health due to cancer. She will be missed immensely and remembered walking through mountain meadows, gazing over glorious vistas or curled up with a good book and hot mug of tea. Ann is survived by her mother June Costain, her siblings Stephen (Marie), Michael (Gail), Christine Espley (Dave), Peter (Jen), Colin and Adrian (Leah), her husband Roy, her children Amanda Johnson (Terry), Shaun (Meghan) and Angela (Carter), and her six grandchildren Matthew, Ryan, Rowan, Zander, Archer and Robin. No service by request. Thank you to the BC Cancer Centre and to Victoria Hospice for your care and support. A celebration of life will be held with family and friends at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Ann’s memory to The Land Conservancy of British Columbia (TLC) or a wilderness preservation society of your choice.