May 20, 1916 – January 2, 2016
A loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, friend and member of her community, Ann was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. As a child, she loved being in the city at Christmas time. When Ann was eleven, she moved with her family to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, where she graduated from school, married her high school sweetheart, Jim, and started her family. After the Second World War ended in 1945 and Jim was discharged from the Air Force, Ann, Jim, Marlene, Jerry and Bart moved to Comox, B.C. where they fell in love with Vancouver Island. In 1948, Ann’s family moved to Campbell River where they established roots. When the C.R. Kinettes Club was formed, Ann was the first president. Ann and Jim loved to dance and when they heard dance music at home, Dad would take Mom in his arms and dance around the house. In 1956 and 1957, Mom and Dad added to their family with the birth of Kim and Laurie. Ann had a dream of owning a new home and in 1965/66, with the help of family and friends she built a house at 208 McPhredran St., doing a lot of the work herself. Ann had a gift for interior design, and her home reflected her many talents. In 1982 Ann and Jim moved to Ocean Shores condos along with some old friends where they also made many new friends. They had a wonderful time living at the beach. Ann and Jim celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary (June 19, 1987) before Jim passed away in 1988. In 2007, Ann moved to Ironwood Place where she enjoyed the company of old and new friends and the wonderful staff who worked there. During her working years Ann worked at Woolworths in Moose Jaw. She had to quit when she married Jim because, during the Depression, a wife could not work if her husband had a job. In Campbell River she worked at Laver’s, Whyte’s Shoe Store and Action Sports.