It is with deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother,
Anne Waters on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.
Mum is survived by her loving husband Sam, son and wife, Lindsay and Pamela, daughter and husband, Margo and Bill and her three cherished grandchildren, Samantha and husband Mike, Scott and Nicholas. Also surviving are her sister Ileana Ferguson from Scotland and her brother Jim from Ontario.
Mum was born in Chapelton, Scotland on March 27, 1924. She became a nurse and worked for a time in Glasgow. One day her sister Margaret brought home a young Canadian Air Force pilot and they were smitten. On February 12, 1946 Mum and Dad were married and shared 64 years together.
Mum and Dad moved several times over the years, from Calgary to Winnipeg, Toronto and Vancouver. They finally retired on Vancouver Island at Qualicum Beach and enjoyed over twenty years there. Mum was always able to make new friends wherever they lived and those friendships continued. Mum stayed in touch by phone and they traveled extensively after retirement to keep up with family and friends.
Two of Mum’s great passions were cooking and sewing. Due to severe arthritis, Mum was no longer able to sew and she had recently turned over her machines and fabric to a young friend. Another love was food and although Mum did little cooking recently, she could always be found reading a cook book or watching programs on the Food Network.
During the last few years Mum faced several medical challenges. Her strength and determination helped her overcome cancer, strokes and a long and painful battle with arthritis. She met each challenge head on and continued to live life to the fullest.
Specials thanks to the Nanaimo Fire Paramedic Service and management and staff at Longlake Chateau.
A celebration of Mum’s life was held on Wednesday, July 7 at 2:00 pm at Arrowsmith Golf Club, 2250 Fowler Road, Qualicum Beach.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Please support the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Association in Mum’s memory.