It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our precious Mom and Nana.
Anne passed away in Crossfield the morning of Monday, January 11, 2021 peacefully in her home surrounded by love.
We battled her journey of Alzheimers with her the last few years. She taught us to love unconditionally and will be admired for her incredible strength, gentle and loving nature. She was special to everyone and touched the hearts of so many people. She always loved a good laugh and a good full Martini!
She was born in Northern Ireland and came to Canada in 1973 with her husband and two young children. She lived a full life working and travelling abroad before she settled. She devoted herself to her family and had the most incredible love for us all, especially her four grandchildren. We were blessed to have her help raise them. She was always so proud as she watched them grow into adults and of course spoil them rotten along the way.
She was everyone's Nana and a special Aunty Nan.
She was raised in a beautiful family of 7 sisters and 2 brothers. She was predeceased by her husband, Antonio; mother, Elizabeth; father, Thomas; 2 brothers, George and Thomas; sisters, Edith, May, Sarah and Joan.
She will be always in the hearts of her remaining family and lovingly remembered by her 2 children, Nicholas Sierra (Jennifer Weir), Jane Johnston; son-in-law, Danny Johnston who loved her so dearly; her grandchildren, Christopher, Joscelyn, Emma and Sarah; her sisters, Margaret, Evelyn and Isa; as well as so many special nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
We would like to thank Shirley and Gay for caring for Nana with such dedicated love and dignity right till she took her last breath.
Dr. Briggs for her dedicated care to Mom and our family. Also, a special thanks to the Airdrie Community Paramedics who showed such compassion and helped us keep her comfortable in our home in her last days.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Alzheimers Society in hopes this devastating disease can be better researched and provide the necessary support to other families. www.alzheimercalgary.ca
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Jane, Danny, Sarah, Emma, Nick, Joey and Christopher our thoughts and prayers are with you for the loss of your dear mum and Nana. Rest In Peace my beautiful Irish friend, my family and her family became friends when we were both new to Canada and we both came from Northern Ireland. I agree with my sons comments. She will live in our hearts forever. Lots of love Anne and Ian
My heart and prayers are with you all. Anne was my dear friend for more than 50 years. My husband and I met Anne and Antonio in Salcombe, England where we all became friends. I miss her so much, and my heart is broken. We shared many evenings together, cooking, drinking a martini, and laughing. Anne had the best sense of humour. She was one of the strongest people that I have ever met, she was a hard worker and a great mother, she made sure her children never wanted for anything. Anne adored her Grandchildren, she was a very special lady. Rest in piece my lovely friend❤️
Nick, Jane. We were very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I (mark) have soooo many great memories of her, she will live on in my heart for ever. Take care and know that we are all thinking of you in this time of sadness. Mark and Sherry Brown
Jane, Dan, Emma and Sarah. We were all so sorry to hear of Nana’s passing. She was an incredible lady. Send our thoughts and love your way.
Dear Jane, Danny, girls and extended members of your family. Please accept our most sincere condolences in this trying time for you and your family. May your mother rest in peace, and may she always guide your way in life. Losing a loved one is never easy may you find comfort in the lovely memories you had shared. We are so sorry for your loss and I hope you find solace in the love that surrounds you. Love Linda, Darcy and family.
Jane Dan Emma and Sarah we are so sorry to hear about you Mom and Nan....our heartfelt sympathy. Cheryl, Jay, Jaimi, Presley and Jayce Skelly
My heart and prayers are with you all. Anne was my dear friend for more than 50 years. My husband and I met Anne and Antonio in Salcombe England where we all became friends. I miss her so much, my heart is broken. Rest in piece my lovely friend. Love you. Sheila❤️
We are sorry for your loss. Nana was a special beautiful lady who had the most wonderful sense of humour and grace. She loved to be with her family and was always so positive. She will always be remembered and loved. Jim and Delena Johnston