December 7, 1917 – February 29, 2012
at the age of 94 years

Anne was born in Edmonton, Alberta and remained there until she moved out to British Columbiawhen she was seventeen years old.  She married her husband in 1938 and after living in Vancouver, Wells and other places, they made their home on Quadra Islandin 1948.  This is where they raised their family.  In 1990 she moved from Quadra to Courtenay and a while later on to Salmon Arm where she lived the rest of her life.

Anne loved to garden, her flowers were always spectacular and she took great care with tending them.  Her cooking and baking were fantastic and one was always advised not to eat before visiting because she was sure to try and fill you up with her goodies.  She was “sharp as a tack” up to the very end and her wit will be missed, along with her laughter.

We will all miss you but we are thankful we were gifted with you for so long.

Anne is predeceased by her husband, Gerald Thomson; daughter Geraldine Thomson Smith; son Kenneth Thomson; son-in-laws Brian Smith and Frank “Red” Elford and granddaughter Sharon Smith.  She is survived by her son Bruce (Bridgette) Thomson and her daughter Carol (Barry Eberle) Elford.  She also leaves behind grandchildren:  David Smith, Craig (Leah) Leslie, Pamela (Robert Bisson) Elford, Brad Elford, Lorena (Steven) Woods, Blake (Karen) Elford and Gerald Thomson.  She will be missed by great-grandchildren Zachary, Garrett and Holly Leslie; Christopher, Nicholas and Corynne Bisson; Jaymie Elford, Charisse and Tierney Woods, Breanne and Rachelle Elford.