Anne Eileen Herlinveaux

September 30, 1924 to July 5, 2016

It is with deepest sadness we announce the passing of Anne Eileen HERLINVEAUX during the early hours of July 5th, 2016 at Evergreen Seniors Home at the age of 91.

Anne leaves to mourn her passing, her loving husband and soul-mate of 65 years, Kenneth Herlinveaux, her caring daughter Maryanne Farrell, and grandson Sean Farrell (Danica), who was truly one of her greatest treasures. She also leaves a sister, Elsie Kuhl of Connecticut, sister-in-law Jill Coulthard, several nieces and nephews, and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Anne was predeceased by her mother and father Fedocia and Samuel, siblings John, Michael, and Mary, mother-in-law Joan, son-in-law James Farrell, and brother-in-law Richard (Thelma) Herlinveaux.

Anne graduated from UBC in 1949 with Masters Degrees in Zoology and Chemistry. She began her career at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo where she met the love of her life, Ken. They were married in Rossland, B.C. on February 6, 1951 and moved to Ladysmith where they resided until moving to Campbell River in 1955.

Anne was a member of the Tirzah Club where she and Ken escorted, on occasion, children to the Shriners Hospital in Portland, Oregon. She worked countless hours helping with the Shrine Circus, and various events including the annual New Years Day Brunch. She was also a member of the Discovery Dieters, better known as “The Fat Club”, where she enjoyed socializing with the members, taking part in their many outings and joining in on all the laughter that abounded.

Anne was devoted to her family and friends. She was a fantastic cook and also enjoyed sewing and needlework. She loved the outdoors and very much loved camping, picnicing, hunting and fishing along with spending countless hours in the gardens with Ken – the rhodos were beautiful and the veggies plentiful. She readily jumped in to help family and friends at the drop of a hat. There was always a cup of tea or coffee and delicious homemade goodies for anyone stopping in for a visit. Her fantastic sense of humor will surely be missed.

The family extends their sincere gratitude to the staff at Evergreen Seniors Home, Home Support, Dr. Prinsloo, and Gail and Marilu for their compassionate, heartfelt care given to Anne.

Flowers are gratefully declined, but she worked tirelessly for The Shriners Crippled Children.

By request, a private service will be held at a later date.


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