On Thursday October 17, 2019, with cousins Wendy and Gail and caregiver, Emily, by her side, Anne Rahamut (nee Haeberlin) passed away peacefully at the North York General Hospital. Anne was born February 22, 1936 and predeceased by her parents, Paul and Emma Haeberlin. Anne graduated from McMaster University with a Masters degree in Science and was an inspiring influence over many lives in her career as a teacher of Science at Etobicoke and Richview Collegiates in Toronto. Early on in her teaching she decided to see the world and took a two year posting in Marville, France at the Canadian Air Force base there to teach the children of the servicemen stationed overseas. This offered many opportunities for exploring other parts of Europe during her stint.
Anne met her truelove, Patrick, in Barbados where they were both vacationing. A few years later they were married in Toronto where they lived and cherished each other for 44 years. Anne and Pat were both 'hands on' kind of people with multiple interests and inquiring minds that enjoyed problem solving and getting to the heart of a matter. In her spare time Anne would always be taking extra courses to satisfy her thirst for knowledge and earned a Master of Philosophy degree in Egyptology. Others would be photography, computer skills, Ojibway language, stained glass so that she and Pat could make beautiful cathedral shaped windows for the Hall, pottery, scuba diving and too many others to mention.
Anne and Pat shared many interests, such as The Hall at Swinton Park where they spent many summers and, when not there, travelled to unusual destinations, including parts of the Arctic, Resolute Island; camping on Baffin Island and watching narwhals and belugas; to Churchill in search of polar bears and the Northern lights; another favorite was the southwestern area of the U.S. to see the desert in bloom; also spending a couple of weeks to explore the back streets and canals of Venice as well as touring England, Scotland and other interesting destinations.
They had a love of felines and when they ceased keeping their own, would foster them for short periods to determine and observe their behaviour; and, many hours were spent going to the Humane Society to help build shelters for feral cats during the winter.
One of Anne's on-going pastimes was her unending research into family history, to the extent that for one line in the family tree, she even published a newsletter called 'Teeple People' three times a year. As her skills and knowledge increased with the Teeple line her research could provide information to family members that could even make a difference to their lives.
In Anne’s memory, donations can be made to the Toronto Humane Society or the Salvation Army.
Anne lived her life to its fullest as a student, as a teacher, as a volunteer, and would always make time for family and friends and those dearest to her. She will be missed.