Henriksen, Anne Elizabeth

HENRIKSEN, ANNE WSeptember 27, 1927 – December 30, 2015
at the age of 88 years

It is with deep sadness that we announce that Anne Henriksen died on December 30, 2015. Anne was born on September 27, 1927 in Ashland, Wisconsin. She became a Canadian citizen in 1973. Anne was the oldest of four children born to Effie and James Dickson. Anne graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Royal Alexandra Hospital in her early twenties. She enjoyed a successful nursing career and retired as Director of Nursing at the Dawson Creek Hospital in 1989.

Anne and Gunnar Henriksen were married in 1953 and raised three children together. Anne was predeceased by her parents and three brothers as well as by Gunnar who passed on in 1987.

In the early 1990s Anne moved from Dawson Creek to Salmon Arm where she made many friends, became involved in the community and volunteered for several different organizations. She was a woman who had a sharp intellect, enjoyed life and had many interests.

Anne is survived by her partner of many years, Jim Linklater, her children, Bill (Christy) Henriksen, Kirstine (Glenn) Hill, and Ronald (Beverly) Henriksen and 6 grandchildren: Caitlin, Richard, Gunnar, Laura, Kelsey and Sydney. She will be missed by many.

There will be no service by request. If desired, donations may be made to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, the Dawson Creek and District Hospital Foundation or the charity of one`s choice.


  1. Anne Henriksen was my head nurse in the Dawson Creek Hospital. She was a thoughtful, kind and very efficient nurse who helped her new graduate nurses to be the best. When I think of her, I picture her with a smile on her face and a welcoming comment; a true leader. She made a lasting impression on my career. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched. My sincere condolences to her family.

  2. Anne Henriksen hired me as a young graduate nurse in 1978 to work at the Dawson Creek and District Hospital. She hired me in response to an application that I mailed to her; though she hadn’t met me. I always appreciated that she trusted in my abilities as a nurse. As our Director of Nursing, she was always respected, gracious, fair and honest. I admired her very much. Please accept my sympathy and heartfelt condolences. May she rest in peace.

  3. To Anne’s family, my sincere sympathy. I’d the pleasure of meeting “Mrs. Henriksen” late in 1986. I was a young nurse new to the area when Anne was Director of Nursing at the Dawson Creek & District Hospital. She literally hired me off the street for a full time position and I was forever grateful. I appreciated Anne’s leadership and her open-door policy, and the genuine kindness and interest she had for her staff. Anne definitely made a long-lasting impression in my own career. Her own life lived undoubtedly well indeed, I can imagine how much Anne will be missed by so many whose lives she touched. Thinking of you her family at this time.

  4. My condolences to Anne’s family. I have fond memories of Anne as I worked with her for several years when she volunteered at the flu clinics here in Salmon Arm. We had a lot of fun and got the job done as well. I appreciated her sense of humour, great organization abilities and her skills with dealing with the clients and staff during busy clinics. We all missed her when she decided after several years that it was time to step down.

  5. Hello Charlotte,
    Thank you for your lovely note. Your words describe my mother pretty well. She lived a good life and we will miss her.

  6. Hello Jody,
    Thank you for your condolences. I know my mother always enjoyed your visits and notes as well as the time she and Jim spent time with you and the rest of the Linklater family.

  7. Hello Diana,
    Thank you for your condolences and the lovely card you sent. It was very nice to hear from you.

  8. I built a friendship with Anne and Jim as I use to help them with those tasks that become increasingly hard or well deserved to not do as we mature in life. I loved Anne’s internal strength and quiet demeanor when it came to matters concerning herself. Her straight forward attitude and simplistic style with a splash. She was a very proud lady when it came to her grandchildren. She loved her career…her family…her friends…her life. A life well lived with laughter and love. My sympathies to Jim, family and friends.
    The flowers of tomorrow are planted in the seeds of yesterday!

  9. Oh to her friends and family, all of my condolences and sympathy. I am Jim’s granddaughter and I loved Anne! The world has lost a beautiful and strong person! I send all my love to those who will miss her most!

  10. My sincere condolences to Anne’s family. She was our neighbor for 8 short years. From the first time I met her, I admired and adored her. She will be sadly missed, and always remembered in our hearts.

    Salmon Arm

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