Anne was one of my most trusted colleagues; and a warm, hospitable human being who, in addition to being an expert in her chosen discipline, lit up any room she entered with her good humour.
Thank you for a wonderful obituary which says it all.
Anne was our "cottage neighbour" at my parents' place up north. Our family enjoyed many impromptu and also planned visits with Anne out by the dock or over at one of our cottages (and of course enjoyed seeing Zippurr too!)
Anne and I bonded over a love of reading and of theatre at the Stratford Festival and I enjoyed many spirited conversations with her. I was extremely humbled when Anne sent me a Stratford gift certificate to honour my wedding several years ago.
When Anne moved to Tapestry, my mom and I enjoyed visiting with her there and as serendipity would have it, my grandmother who had also lived at Tapestry struck up an easy and natural friendship with Anne.
To Anne's nieces and nephews - please know that Anne was a special person to our family too. She will be sincerely missed. I will certainly be raising a glass to her the next time I am in Stratford.
May we all live life to the fullest, as Anne certainly did.
I'm so sorry to hear about Anne. She was such a special person,
gregarious, outgoing, with a hearty laugh, and a huge smile. She
always loved a good story. That's why she became a librarian. And yet
she was never afraid of the technological changes that transformed our
She organized and hosted our annual get togethers and always made sure
that my dietary needs were accommodated.
But what I owe to her most was her encouragement to apply for a
consultant's position in the library department. Because of her urging
I applied, and to my utter amazement, no doubt with her
recommendation, I was offered the job. I had seven wonderful years
engaging with librarians and students all over the system, and I think
I made a difference. Thanks to Anne.
When my wife Kitty had a book launching Anne was there to cheer her
on. She bought a copy of the book, and had it inscribed.
Anne was a precious soul. She was a consummate professional and a good friend.
Goodbye, dear Anne. You brought me such joy with our visits and chats. I will miss your stories, your humour and friendship and will remember you forever.