OBITUARY

Theresa Rita B Anning

April 15, 1931September 22, 2011

It is with great sorrow that we, the loving family of Theresa (Terri) Rita Bernice Anning (nee Caul), announce her passing on Sept 22nd, 2011 in Abbotsford, BC. Terri was born on April 17th, 1931 in Belleville, ON and celebrated her very special 80th birthday this year with family and friends. In 1948, Mom married her devoted husband of 47 years, John Ernest Anning. John and Terri travelled extensively across Canada and abroad while raising their family of five. In 1972, John and Terri moved to the community of Mt. Lehman and quickly settled into their new life. Mom filled her life with pleasures great and small but always found the time to write the many birthday cards and for being there on those special occasions. Mom always enjoyed her reading and gardening and also became an avid world traveller and theatre goer in her later life; always willing to go on a new adventure. Mom was actively involved with the ANAVETS unit #315 Matsqui for over 35 years, and served as 1st Vice and President for a number of years. Mom’s constant and loyal companion of 16 years, her dog Carey, will miss her dearly. Mom was predeceased by 4 siblings, husband John (1995) three grandchildren: Matthew, Mary, and Tony. Mom will be remembered by her loving family of five children: Bonnie (David) Morrison, Bernice (Andy) Gagnon, John (Shirley), Pete; Paul (Sandi); nine grandchildren: Bonnie (Brent), Michelle (Jason), Jenny (Chris), Nic, Olivia, Heather, Colin, Steve, Katie; and great-grandchildren: Mikayla, Carter, and Sara. The Family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Brown and the wonderful nursing staff of the Abbotsford Tertiary Hospice Palliative Care Unit with a special thank-you to Paul Higgins for his caring and support. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to FVHC Foundation in support of tertiary Palliative Care at ARH. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 11:00 am at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Arrangements under the direction of Woodlawn Funeral Home, Abbotsford, BC.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, September 30, 2011
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Theresa Rita B Anning

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Frank, Pauline and Melissa Havelock

October 1, 2011

Sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. She was a friendly and outgoing person. We live just around the corner on Galahad (rose garden house). I use to chat with your Mom when I went on my walks and she was out in the garden or with her dog. My Dad (who has since passed away and lived in the UK), visited both you Mom and Dad when he was over here. They had some memories to share about army life. My daughter also knew your Mom when she walked past the house or in town at the Dollar Store when she was in the area.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

The Havelock Family

Jan Gatzke

September 30, 2011

To The Anning Family

No Bond is as great as that between a parent & her children.Our deepest Condolences are with you all at this time and in the days ahead .Terri loved you all very much.

Jan Gatzke

September 30, 2011

Rest in Peace my Friend .I'll miss are talks if heaven had a phone I would call you . We will meet again ..

Ken & Jan Gatzke

September 30, 2011

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Kathy Fraser

September 29, 2011

Thinking of Paul, Sandi and the entire family during this time. Let it bring Peace to you knowing that she is in a great place...with a big, loving smile on her face!

Marion Prowse

September 28, 2011

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Ken Watt

September 28, 2011

To the Anning family:

I am so sorry you lost your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. I know she loved you all very, very much and we will each miss her profoundly. I know each of you have boundless warm-hearted memories of this lady's life, contributions, achievements and deeds. I haven't known Theresa for long, but I remember her as a warm, welcoming lady of great character and strength. I cherish Teresa's recounting of some hilarious stories about her family that took place over past decades. It's been my privilege knowing Theresa.

I came across this verse and I thought of Theresa . . .
Those we love don't go away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen, unheard, but always near
Still loved, still missed and very dear
(Author Unknown)

You have my condolences during this difficult time and my best wishes commemorating Theresa's life.

FROM THE FAMILY